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CMS2014 New Hollywood Cinema

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities and Communication


This course continues studies of cinema begun in CMS 2013 Cinema Text and Theory. The course offers textual and institutional studies of American mainstream films of the so-called "New Hollywood" or "New American" period of cinema from about 1965 to the present. The course examines the influence of French Nouvelle Vague cinema theory and the Italian neo-realist genre on narrativity in American popular cinema, an impact that was accentuated by the changing nature of Hollywood production processes and the emergence of the younger, more affluent and more discriminating post-World War II television generation. The course considers both textual and institutional theories and contexts in a wide selection of post-1965 American films beginning with the seminal 'The Graduate', 'Bonnie and Clyde' and '2001: A Space Odyssey' through to present day American feature films. The course includes film theory, audience study and analysis and delineations of institutional processes and contexts, including the decline of the studio system, changes in international distribution, and the reception in America of foreign, especially European and Australian, films.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2011 External
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Springfield