Jon M Bridgman
Explores relationship between film and twentieth century U.S. cultural, social, and political history. Examines the ways that films responded to, participated in, and helped shape understandings of modernity, national identity, political power, race and ethnic relations, gender, and crises such as economic depression and war.
A history of the American motion picture industry. We will emphasize the following elements: institutional history of the industry; impact, if any, of films in society; impact, if any, of soicety on films; and the auteur theory.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
This will be a lecture course illustrated with films.
Class assignments and grading
There will be a ten-page paper. Grades will be assigned in accordance with merit.