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FILM 220: History of Cinema II (1930s to the Present)

This course examines the expansion of the modern cinema, its modes of production, and its role as a manufacturer of culture. These issues (and others) are discussed within a comparative context in which the dominant practices of the American film industry are contrasted to developments in World Cinema. Emphasis is placed on the achievements of directors who are representative of major trends, genres and styles of each historic period.