Early Film to World War II, Fall 2012 Syllabus

The syllabus for Early Film to World War II, at Pratt Institute, is now available on my professional website.

From the course description:

This course is a survey of film history from the beginnings of public film exhibition to the aftermath of World War II. We will look at industrial practices and stylistic developments, such as the development of motion picture technology, the development of narrative techniques, the establishment of national cinemas, the transition from silent to sound cinema, the dominance of Hollywood, the effects of World War II, and the ascendance of television, and the fall of studio system . While this course is primarily focused on Hollywood and American cinema, the contributions of major national cinemas are also explored.

This is the first class I’ve taught at Pratt, and I’m looking forward to working with a new set of students.

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