Courses of Study 2019-2020 
    
    Jul 12, 2020  
Courses of Study 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AMST 3760 - [American Cinema since 1968]

(crosslisted) PMA 3560 , VISST 3760  
(LA-AS)      
Next Offered: 2020-2021. 4 credits. Student option grading.

S. Haenni.

In 1968, amongst cultural and political turmoil, the American film industry adopted the ratings system, which helped usher in the kinds of cinema we know today. This course focuses on developments in U.S. cinema since then: its politics, technological and economic transformations, relationship to other media, and changing ways in which people consume it. A main focus will be the aesthetic developments of films themselves: new and changing genres, new visual styles, new ways of storytelling, and ways in which new voices and visions have emerged. Weekly screenings will include mainstream, independent, and documentary films. The course can be taken as a complement to “American Cinema” (AMST 2760) or independently.



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