ARTH290 - Hollywood Renaissance: American Cinema of the 1970s

In this course we will examine the history of art exhibitions and art display from the late 19th century to the present day. We will examine the built spaces of display (museums, galleries, exhibition pavilions, and public spaces), and the manner in which the art is displayed. Visits to the local museums and galleries will figure into the course.
Section 910 - SEM
This course will explore Hollywood cinema from the dissolution of the Production Code in the late 1960s through the rise of the Blockbuster in the late 1970s, arguably one of its richest, most diverse, and prolific periods. We will consider the profound changes in the Hollywood studio system and post-Vietnam American culture, which lead to the rise of the so-called “New American Cinema” and the film school generation of directors (Scorsese, Schrader, Coppola, Spielberg, Lucas), and, in turn, the Hollywood Blockbuster. In addition to mainstream Hollywood cinema, we will also look at the role of independent film, cult cinema, and “grindhouse” films. Films will likely include Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Night of the Living Dead (1968), Shaft (1971), American Graffiti (1973), The Conversation (1974), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Taxi Driver (1975), Jaws (1975), Annie Hall (1977), Star Wars (1977), Eraserhead (1977), and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
TR 0530PM-0840PM
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