English 165

Special Topics: Hollywood Talkies to World War II

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2007 Knapp, Jeffrey
Knapp, Jeffrey
MW 2-3:30, plus film screenings Mondays 3:30-6:30 300 Wheeler

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Our topic will be the theory and practice of mass entertainment in 1930?s Hollywood. The films we will watch include: The Jazz Singer, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Public Enemy, Footlight Parade, Lady Killer, Baby Face, The Lady Eve, City Westerner, His Girl Friday, Meet John Doe, Citizen Kane, and The Philadelphia Story.

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