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    Macalester College
  Dec 12, 2017
College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MCST 249 - History of Film Since 1941

This course provides an overview of the history of film from the early 1940s, examining aesthetic, industrial, social, and theoretical topics in a variety of national and cultural contexts. Discussions, lectures, and screenings emphasize international commercial and alternative styles and their determinants. Why and how did alternative styles develop against and within the Hollywood system? The course explores issues of racism and gender as well as connections between the history of film and postwar transformations, with particular attention to the effects on filmmaking of the Cold War in the United States and of post colonial struggles in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Several papers are required. Students who have completed   will be encouraged to engage in independent research. Alternate years. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or permission of instructor (4 Credits)