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MEDST 144: History of Cinema II (1930-1970)

Amy Herzog and Richard Maxwell

(Submission #62)

Course Description

This course provides a survey of film history from the 1930s through the 1960s, examining institutional and aesthetic shifts in the film industry, as well as significant movements and genres in world cinema (musicals, melodramas, film noir, Neorealism, the French New Wave, Direct Cinema). Readings and class discussions consider the historical, political, aesthetic, and cultural contexts of these cinematic trends, in addition to presenting an overview of the development of film criticism and theory during this period.


Area of Knowledge and Inquiry: Appreciating and Participating in the Arts (AP)
Context of Experience: Not Applicable
Extended Requirement: Not Applicable

Additional Course information

Credits: 3
Existing Course: Existing
Existing Course Number: 144
Course Anticipated to be offered: Other
Other (if specified): alternating semesters
Number of Sections: 1
Number of Seats: 70


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