||This course is composed of two parts: methods of film studies and close reading of great films. For the methods, that is approaches to film studies, we will read the latest edition of Film As Social Studies by Graeme Turner to be familiar with basic knowledge and key issues in film studies, which includes: the feature film industry, film aesthetics, film language, film narrative, film audience, and national cinema.. The second part involves close reading of a dozen of great films in film history east and west. The list of course will be high selective and reflect the teacher’s personal preference. For each film students will read the handy BFI booklets on each film. In this part students will be taught to “appreciate” and “enjoy” a film as a work of art and/or entertainment before it is cut up and processed by so-called theories.