Part VI: In the aftermath of the Great Depression, the movie industry thrived. The 1930s was a defining decade for filmmaking, in all its technicolor splendor.
Part V: A look at some of the successful actresses and female screenwriters of Hollywood’s Golden Age, and the scandalous pre-code films of the early 30s.
Part III: A discussion about film’s transition from the silent shorts era to the longer, more complex films of the 1920s; the troubling history of representation in film; and the changing studio system in Hollywood.
Part II: An overview of the early filmmakers of Hollywood, many of whom traveled from other countries to the United States in search of a better life. Assigned Films: Early Edison Kinetoscope Shorts (playlist) The Immigrant (dir. Charlie Chaplin, 1917; 25 min) – YouTube Further […]
Part I: A short history of filmmaking from the 1890s to the mid-1910s.