Undergraduate - Fall - 2019

New Hollywood


Fall - 2019
Film and Media Studies 46 or upper division standing.
  • Tuesday Thursday 9:00-11:50am


155NH considers the films of several significant male and female American directors in the context of the historically and critically important “New Hollywood Cinema” era, which many film critics and historians consider one of the American film industry’s “golden ages.” In addition to exploring the theoretical notion of “auteurism” and its focus on the prominent themes and styles of an individual director’s films, the course considers several factors that enabled the emergence and development of the so-called “New Hollywood” period, from the late 1960s until the early 1980s, including early films like Bonnie and Clyde (Penn, 1967), auteur criticism, film schools, Roger Corman, and television. Finally, 155NH discusses how the early films and careers of the directors whose work we’ll explore reflects the larger issues and contexts associated with the era in which they were produced and the ways in which they anticipated and influenced the work of more recent directors/films.

Cynthia Felando

Senior Lecturer

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