ENGL 2761

ENGL 2761

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

From the beginning of the twentieth century to the present moment, movies -- and in particular Hollywood -- have profoundly influenced the ways in which people see, think and talk about the world. Focusing mostly on Hollywood film, this course introduces the study of American cinema from multiple perspectives: as an economy and mode of production; as an art form that produces particular aesthetic styles; as a cultural institution that comments on contemporary issues and allows people to socialize. We will consider the rise of Hollywood in the age of mass production; the star system; the introduction of sound and the function of the soundtrack; Hollywood's rivalry with television; censorship; the rise of independent film, etc. Weekly screenings introduce major American genres (e.g. science fiction, film noir, the musical) and directors (e.g. Hitchcock, Kubrick, Tarantino).

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (LA-AS)

Comments Each student must enroll in a section and attend one screening per week.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 2760PMA 2560VISST 2300

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17785ENGL 2761  LEC 001

  • There will be required screenings after class on Monday some weeks.

  • 17786ENGL 2761  DIS 201

  • 17787ENGL 2761  DIS 202

  • 17788ENGL 2761  DIS 203

  • 17789ENGL 2761  DIS 204