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Sex and Violence: American Film-making Under Censorship
FILM 391
Fall 2020
Section: 01  

This course examines how U.S. filmmakers have used narrative and stylistic techniques to address censorship requirements in U.S. cinema. Though the course will cover early cinema through recent cinema, its primary emphasis will be on studio-era censorship from 1930 to the 1950s. Through close film analysis, we will examine how censorship altered films, and how filmmakers manipulated film form and style to convey their intended meanings. Our analysis will serve as a way to reflect broadly on methods for making films within constraints, the range of cinematic techniques available to filmmakers, and how creative decisions impact viewers.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: FILM304 AND FILM307
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on MAR-23-2023
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