Apr 15, 2024  
2021-2022 College of Liberal Arts 
    
2021-2022 College of Liberal Arts
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FILM 214 - Monsters, Gangsters, and the Great Depression

4 credits
Uses classic gangster and monster films from the 1930s as a method to increase students’ understanding of a.) the historical realities that influenced the construction of the modern gangster narrative and the modern monster film, b.) the place of the gangster and monster film in the history of film, including the issues of censorship and promulgation of the movie production code, and c.) the gangster and monster films as specific genres, their relationship to other genres of the period including film noire, and the depictions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, urbanism, morality, etc. that defined these genres. Students will also have the opportunity to consider how and why these two genres remain influential in the present. CLA-Breadth/Humanities, CLA-Diversity US



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