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Annette Insdorf

University Lecture Deciphers Films' Opening Sequences

In the Oct. 26 University Lecture, renowned Columbia Film Professor Annette Insdorf explored how the opening sequences of great films provide the visual and aural keys needed to unlock the remainder of their cinematic te xt. Her close analysis included clips from such motion pictures as The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy, 1971), The Tin Drum (Volker Schlondorff, Germany, 1979) and The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Philip Kaufman, U.S., 1988).


Annette Insdorf, director of undergraduate film studies and professor in the Graduate Film Division of the School of the Arts, Columbia University

Real Video (19:12)

Production Number: 320
Shot: Oct 26, 2004
Published: Nov 05, 2004
Last modified:Nov 04, 2004