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    Macalester College
  Feb 17, 2018
College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MCST 248 - History of Film 1893-1941

This course provides an overview of the history of film up through the release of Citizen Kane, examining aesthetic, industrial, social, and theoretical topics in a variety of national and cultural contexts. Discussions, lectures, and screenings emphasize commercial and avant-garde styles and their determinants. What is the style now referred to as the “classical Hollywood cinema?- Why did it materialize? What alternatives were there? The course explores issues of racism and gender as well as connections between the history of film and the modernization of European and U.S. culture. Several papers are required.  Recommended prerequisite: MCST 128  - Film Analysis and Visual Culture. Alternate years. Prerequisite(s):  sophomore status or permission of instructor (4 Credits)