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  1. Week 1 8 items
    1. Lecture 1 item
      1. Adorno's critique of Hollywood as mass culture

    2. Screening 1 item
      1. Blonde bombshell - Victor Fleming 1996

        Audio-visual document 

    3. Seminar 1 item
      1. Hollywood cinema as the epitome of capitalist culture. A discussion of the ways in which Blonde Bombshell displays its marketing tie-ins and constructs its star, Jean Harlow, as a commodity. 

    4. Additional Reading 5 items
      1. Dialectic of enlightenment - Theodor W. Adorno, Max Horkheimer 1997

        Book further reading chapter 'The Culture industry: enlightenment as mass deception ' pp.120 - 167 Adorno, Theodor W.; Horkheimer, Max

      2. The culture industry: selected essays on mass culture - Theodor W. Adorno 1991

        Book further reading chapter 'the Culture industry revisited' Adorno, Theodor W.

      3. The culture industry: selected essays on mass culture - Theodor W. Adorno 1991

        Book further reading 'Introduction ' Bernstein, J M

      4. Britton on film: the complete film criticism of Andrew Britton - Andrew Britton, Barry Keith Grant c2009

        Book further reading Chapter 'Consuming culture' pp 497 - 511 Britton Andrew

      5. Uncommon cultures: popular culture and post-modernism - Jim Collins 1989

        Book further reading

  2. Week 2 12 items
    1. Lecture 1 item
      1. The studio era as 'the classical'.

    2. Screening 2 items
      1. Gilda (1946) Sunday, 12 Dec 2010

        Audio-visual document recommended

      2. Gilda - Charles Vidor, Marion Parsonnet, E. A. Ellington, Jo Eisinger c1999 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document recommended

    3. Essential Reading 2 items
      1. The classical Hollywood cinema: film style & mode of production to 1960 - David Bordwell, Janet Staiger, Kristin Thompson 1988 (electronic resource)

        Book essential Please read "The Classical Hollywood Style, 1917-60" pp.3-84

      2. The classical Hollywood cinema: film style & mode of production to 1960 - David Bordwell, Janet Staiger, Kristin Thompson 1985

        Book essential Please read "The Classical Hollywood Style, 1917-60" pp.3-84

    4. Seminar 1 item
      1. A consideration of the ways in which Gilda conforms to the model of the classical, focusing on narrative, character motivation and editing. A discussion of the ways in which it achieves a complexity of characterisation and motivation that might go beyond this model.

    5. Additional Reading 6 items
      1. The culture of queers - Richard Dyer 2002

        Book further reading Please read: Dyer, R. ‘Queer Noir’, pp. 90-115.

      2. The Hollywood studio system: a history - Douglas Gomery 2005

        Book further reading

      3. Hollywood cinema - Richard Maltby 2003

        Book further reading

      4. Bordwell and Hollywood - Douglas Pye 1989

        Article further reading

      5. The genius of the system: Hollywood filmmaking in the studio era - Thomas Schatz 1989

        Book further reading

  3. Week 3 12 items
    1. Lecture 1 item
      1. The 'Hollywood Renaissance' 

    2. Screening 2 items
      1. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) Thursday, 3 Jan 2013

        Audio-visual document 

      2. Bonnie and Clyde - Arthur Penn, David Newman, Robert Benton, Warren Beatty 1998 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document 

    3. Essential Reading 2 items
    4. Seminar 1 item
      1. A discussion of the issues arising from the take up of the terminology of the Renaissance. Bonnie and Clyde as an example of the 'Hollywood Renaissance'.

    5. Additional reading 6 items
      1. Easy riders, raging bulls: how the sex 'n' drugs 'n' rock 'n' roll generation saved Hollywood - Peter Biskind 1998

        Book further reading

      2. Lost illusions: American cinema in the shadow of Watergate and Vietnam, 1970-1979 - David A. Cook 2002

        Book further reading

      3. The new Hollywood - Jim Hillier 1993

        Book further reading

      4. The movie brats: how the film generation took over Hollywood - Michael Pye, Lynda Myles 1979

        Book further reading

      5. Genre and contemporary Hollywood - Stephen Neale, British Film Institute 2002

        Book further reading Hall, S. ‘Tall Revenue Features: The Genealogy of the Modern Blockbuster’, pp. 11-26.

  4. Week 4 10 items
    1. Lecture 1 item
      1. New Hollywood or the post-classical. 

    2. Screening 2 items
      1. Mission: Impossible (1996) Saturday, 27 May 2017

        Audio-visual document 

      2. Mission Impossible, Brian de Palma, 1996.

    3. Essential Reading 2 items
    4. Seminar 1 item
      1. An analysis of the ways in which Mission Impossible exemplifies the economic and aesthetic strategies of the blockbuster. A consideration of the reflexive aesthetic strategies of Mission Impossible.  

    5. Recommended Reading 4 items
      1. Contemporary Hollywood cinema - Stephen Neale, Murray Smith 1998

        Book further reading

      2. A new pot of gold: Hollywood under the electronic rainbow, 1980-1989 - Stephen Prince 2002, c2000

        Book further reading

  5. Week 5 9 items
    1. Lecture 1 item
      1. Postmodern Hollywood. 

    2. Screening 1 item
    3. Essential Reading 2 items
      1. Postmodernism and film: rethinking Hollywood's aesthetics - Catherine Constable 2015

        Book essential Please read: C. Constable, ‘Chapter 1; Classical, Post-classical, Postmodern’, pp. 5-38.

    4. Additional reading 5 items
      1. Postmodern after-images: a reader in film, television and video - Peter Brooker, Will Brooker 1997

        Book further reading

      2. Postmodern Hollywood: what's new in film and why it makes us feel so strange - M. Keith Booker 2007

        Book further reading

      3. Postmodernism in the cinema - Cristina Degli-Esposti 1998

        Book further reading The introduction is helpful.

  6. Week 6 1 item
    1. Reading week. 

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  11. A companion to art theory - Paul Smith, Carolyn Wilde 2002

    Book essential Please read: Chapter 17, Modernism and the Idea of the Avant-Garde.

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