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Rome on Film: (May 17)

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Price: $2500 (estimate).
Includes program fees and tuition for most Whittier Students. Does not include airfare.
Professor: C. Eastman
Dates: May 14th, 2016-May 29th (tentative)
Lib Ed: CUL 5,
Credits: 4 credits

You’ll have accommodations in a wonderful area in the center of Rome, a crash course in survival Italian, welcome dinner and orientation, visits to contemporary and historic sites…and more!

Taught by Professor Charles Eastman, this course introduces students to the rich history of Italian cinema and its brightest star—Rome, The Eternal City.  Will this class, you’ll leave with a deeper connection to Rome, Italian culture, and even some basic speaking skills in Italian!

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Specifically, the course explores Italian film culture in the post-Fascist era, through the work of directors such as Fellini, Rosellini, De Sica, Wertmuller, and Moretti, among others. In Italy we will spend mornings learning basic Italian for the first week, followed in the afternoon by films and city walks.  For the class we will also tour historic cinematography locales such as Cinecitta, the historical heart of Italian film culture.  We will attend screenings at one of the oldest film schools in the world, il Centro Sperimentale di Cinematogrifa; tour some of the most iconic locations from Italian films; and, interact with students and experts at the Istituto  Lorenzo di Medici. Andiamo!

Of course, while in Rome…you’ll be surrounded thousands of years of history and you will have the opportunity to



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