This course offers an introduction to the formative years of Hollywood by tracing the impact of European cinema on the American movie industry. Focusing on the work of film directors who in the first half of the twentieth century left the European centers of film-making for Hollywood, we will discuss the commercial competition between Berlin, London, and Hollywood as well as notions of aesthetic transfer. Among the actors and directors to be discussed are Marlene Dietrich, Alfred Hitchcock, F.W. Murnau, Fritz Lang, Ernst Lubisch, Billy Wilder, Douglas Sirk, Charlie Chaplin and others.
Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video; LL - Language and Literature
Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered