GRMN 4250 Contemporary German Cinema 3/0/3

Prerequisite: GRMN 2002

German cinema has changed radically in the past twenty years moving more and more toward Hollywood styles, big budgets, Hollywood ideologies. We will trace this change in German cinema from the days of the New German Cinema and its highly intellectual and artistic goals (Fassbinder, Wenders, Herzog, von Trotta, Schlondorff) to today's much more co- opted German film industry(Tykwer, Farberbock, Peterson, Kraume, and Ruzowitzsky).