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FILM 2280 American Film History: Early Years (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

A survey of the social, artistic, cultural, technological and economic foundations of the American motion picture industry serves as the background for the study of several of the most important directors of the silent era, like Chaplin, Griffith, Keaton and Flaherty, their audiences and the social impact of their work. The introduction of sound will include some early films of Frank Capra.


Instructor(s): Richard Blake, S.J.

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13