April 2, 2013 – FILM LECTURE
Today’s Topic: Film and the Transnational
Final Exam: th
Prof. Columpar’s office hours will be on Friday April 12 , from 3-5 PM.
There is a study aidthosted on Blackboard, and a review session will be held on
Thursday, April 11 . The time will be announced. The review session is entirely student
driven, the students will lead the review.
Part A: 10 min
Part B: 15 min
Part C: 25 min
Part D: 40 min
Parts E and F: 30 min each
How long should the essay questions be? The short essay should be about 300 words. It’s
about 2 shorter paragraphs or one lengthy paragraph. You can go longer however. The
long one should be about 600 words (for each of the essays).
Before going to exam, check the exam schedule to get the most up to date information.
The exam for this course takes place in 2 different rooms.
My Winnipeg is concerned with the specificity of place. How does that place shape
subjectivity? What is the flip side of film and the nation? We will think about film and
the transnational. There is a difference between international and transnational.
Transnational is a far more favored term. Transnational employs the prefix “trans” which
means across or beyond. It involves a sense of momentum, dynamism. It reflects the
flows and exchanges in the political, economical, cultural domains that are so important
today. These flows and exchanges are the product of globalization and computerization.
The nation state as the most important imagined community to which one can belong is
revoked today. Political entities like NATO or the EU, international free trade zones or
multinational corporations, social entities have revoked the nation state. Film culture is a
perfect barometer of transnational trends. Films have moved with ease around the world.
The film festival has created a mobile for international film culture. Also with the
Internet, films can be streamed around the world. As a result of these trends, we are
currently experiencing a shift from world cinema to global cinema. Dudle