This course analyzes feature filmmaking through the study and discussion of classic films by great directors. A regular UB class, the Buffalo Film Seminar welcomes the general public to attend film screenings. The seminar is grounded in two underlying assumptions: The first is that watching a good film on a television set is like reading a good novel in Cliffs Notes or Classic Comics: you may get the contour of the story but not the experience of the work. Movies were meant to be seen big, in the company of other people. The second is that a conversation among people of various ages and experiences about a good movie they've all just seen can be interesting and useful.