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Fall 2021
Sep 27,2022
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COMM 376 - THE HOLLYWOOD STUDIO SYSTEM 1927-1967
Far from the director’s medium it was once rumored to be, or a simple star-driven autocracy, American film from the 1930s to the 1960s was a unique art and business — it was, in the words of famous film critic Andre Bazin, a “genius” system. This course will explore the many facets of the studio system, by tracing the history of two “major” studios (MGM and Warners), one “major-minor" (Universal), and one independent studio (Disney). It will delve into why this system was able to have such sustained success, and will also highlight the many inequities and injustices perpetuated by the systems rigid control of creative content. In so doing, students will gain a deeper understanding of how art and commerce intersect, and how mass media shapes mass opinion.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Communications Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Prerequisites:
FOR COMM 376

General Requirements:
Course or Test: CRWT 102
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )


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