Dr. Fran Bender
Alternative Traditions in U.S. Cinema
This course examines the narrative traditions of U.S. cinema and how changes in the American film industry have influenced narrative. Beginning with the early studio era of Hollywood, we will discuss the classical Hollywood narrative then track alternative narratives throughout the 20th century and into contemporary U.S. cinema. Students will learn a basic vocabulary for analyzing film and consider the production of popular culture.
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About the professor
Bo Baker is the Information Commons librarian at the Lupton Library where he supports the Communication and Theatre & Speech departments as well as general Film Studies resources. He has studied and written about media history and criticism.