Since the early 20th century, Hollywood has dominated film screens around the world. This unit considers America's 'dream factory' as profit-oriented industry, mass entertainment, and cinematic art form. It covers key historical developments including the star system, Production Code censorship, New Hollywood, and the franchise film.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week, 1x2hr screening
1x1500wd Individual short analysis and essay (40%), 1x1500wd Individual multimedia project element (25%), 1x1500wd Group multimedia project (25%), x Participation (10%)