The History of the American Film Industry in the Studio Era|
Spring 2010 not offered
This course explores the history of the Hollywood studio system, from the beginnings of cinema through the end of the studio era in the 1950s and 1960s. We will trace the evolution of the production, distribution, and exhibition of films within the changing structure of the industry, paying particular attention to how economic, industrial, and technological changes impacted the form and content of the films themselves. In class discussions, we will explore special topics in film history and historiography, including early exhibition, the star system, labor unions, censorship and ratings, production control, film criticism, audience reception, and independent production.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM)
Tino Balio, THE AMERICAN FILM INDUSTRY
Tino Balio, GRAND DESIGN
Thomas Schatz, THE GENIUS OF THE SYSTEM
Allen & Gomery, FILM HISTORY: THEORY AND PRACTICE
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three exams, a historiography paper, and a research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance required. Students interested in the course should contact the professor ASAP during browsing period or earlier. Course fee of $60.00 to help cover film rentals and projection costs.
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