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C LIT 311 A: History Of Film: 1930-1959

Meeting Time: 
TTh 3:30pm - 5:20pm
Location: 
THO 325
SLN: 
11842

Syllabus Description:

This course explores High Hollywood Cinema, its first golden age spanning from the end of silent cinema to 1960. A little over 30 years, during this same period America emerged solidly as the economic and cultural super power it is today. Through the Great Depression and WWII to Desegregation, American industry film reflected and changed cultural landscapes. How did risqué pre-code films give way to the newly defined glamour and glitz of musicals and tough-guy hard-boiled detectives? What would American possibly mean without its culture of glamorous camp? We will explore questions of contemporary Americana in High Hollywood film every T/Th.

All films will be streamed, either provided by the instructor, or available on Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube etc.

The full syllabus can be found here.

 

Additional Details:

This course explores High Hollywood Cinema, its first golden age spanning from the end of silent cinema to 1960. A little over
30 years, during this same period America emerged solidly as the economic and cultural super power it is today. Through the
Great Depression and WWII to Desegregation, American industry film reflected and changed cultural landscapes. How
did risqué pre-code films give way to the newly defined glamour and glitz of musicals and tough-guy hard-boiled
detectives? What would American possibly mean without its culture of glamorous camp? We will explore questions of
contemporary Americana in High Hollywood film every T/Th.

All films will be streamed, either provided by the instructor, or available on Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube etc.

Department Requirements Met: 
Cinema Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
September 13, 2016 - 9:12pm
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