Film Studies: Hollywood Politics
This is a course for movie lovers who want to learn more about the business aspect of show business. Rather than analyzing the artistic craft of filmmaking techniques, we will delve into a critical examination the evolution of the American film industry in terms of production and marketing to see how Hollywood not only appeals to but also shapes our identities. Students will be required to watch one weekly film outside of class hours. Some of the films which we will study are Jaws, On the Waterfront, The Dark Knight, and The Sixth Sense.