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FILM1001: Hollywood: Art, Industry, Entertainment

Since the early 20th century, Hollywood has dominated film screens around the world. This unit considers America's 'dream factory' as profit-oriented industry, mass entertainment, and cinematic art form. It covers key historical developments including the star system, Production Code censorship, New Hollywood, and the franchise film.

Code FILM1001
Academic unit Film Studies
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Identify elements of Hollywood’s classical style and commercial aesthetic, and analyse their effects in terms of narrative and symbolic meaning, audience experience, and ideology;
  • LO2. Demonstrate an understanding of the history of Hollywood cinema across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and its most significant technological, industrial, and aesthetic transformations;
  • LO3. Critically reflect on Hollywood cinema as mass entertainment and cinematic art form;
  • LO4. Draw on the concepts and issues explored in the unit, as well as further independent research, to construct arguments and perspectives on Hollywood cinema.
  • LO5. Engage meaningfully with other students and tutors in structured, planned and impromptu class-room discussions