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COMM435. Film II: The Golden Age

This course surveys significant American and international films and filmmakers from 1930 to 1960. Course topics include: the Hollywood Studio System, the Gangster Movie, the Horror film, films of WWII, films of the Cold War Era, Film Noir, Social Realism and Italian Neorealism. Methods for the analysis and criticism of film are also discussed. Credit, 3 hours.Offered every other spring semester.