In this class, we’ll discuss a wide variety of film artists and major movements of the last 70 years of world cinema, with special emphasis on the decline of the Classical Hollywood Cinema in the 1950s and ‘60s, the rise of a New Hollywood, and how the arrival of streaming technology and convergence culture might mean the end of “cinema” in any traditional sense. We’ll also examine alternatives to Hollywood, including the French New Wave, the New German Cinema, and films directed by renegades like Akira Kurosawa, Guy Maddin, and Kelly Reichardt. Special attention will be paid to how films represent historical events (Cold War anxiety, late -60's rebellion) and address gender issues.
Monday / Wednesday, 2-3:15pm; in person
Dr. Craig Fischer