SYLLABUS: THE HISTORY OF THE MOVIE INDUSTRY (Film 2902)
I. Sklar, Robert (1975) Movie Made America; Random House; NY; 340 pp
II. The following which can be found on the web sites to which they are linked:
III. ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
The course deals with the development of the film industry as a result of technological developments, social, cultural and especially governmental interactions with the growing industry. It will examine the development of the various roles in the film industry, the kinds of films that were made, the development of the theaters and the audiences, the interactions with the government and the development of ancillary business.
A number of films will be shown during the term (mostly, but not exclusively documentaries) and a number of narrative films which relate to these aspects of film making will be distributed.
The following is a list of topics which will be covered in the course. The topics interact with one another so these are not meant to be sequential.
I. The roles statuses and interactions of the people who make films
II. The kinds of films
III The people who see films
IV. The technology behind the films
V. The governmental involvements at direct and indirect levels.
VI. Ancillary businesses dependent on the industry