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HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN FILM
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Italy - University of Bologna - 'Univ. of Bologna'
UC Course SubjectFilm and Media Studies
Number & Suffix: 168
Full UC Title: HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN FILM 
Transcript Title: NORTH AMERICAN FILM 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: The course focuses on the history of North American cinema and in particular the identifying elements of production and industry (the genre system, the studio system, and the star system). Special attention is placed on cultural and formal elements as well as economic and distribution factors that have determined the success of North American cinema worldwide in a comparison with European cinema production. The topic for the 2017-2018 year is "Comedy and Comedians: comic forms in American cinema, from the dawn of sound to Jim Carrey". Required readings includes: SOGNO E REALTÀ AMERICANA NEL CINEMA DI HOLLYWOOD (2014). Students select six films from the following list: FRANKENSTEIN (1931), LITTLE CAESAR (1931), QUARANTADUESIMA STRADA (1933), TOP HAT (1935), THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939), THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940), CITIZEN KANE (1941), CASABLANCA (1942), CAT PEOPLE (1942), PERDUTAMENTE TUA (1942), DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944), SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950), A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951), SINGING IN THE RAIN (1952), KISS ME DEADLY (1955), THE SEARCHERS (1956), INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956), VERTIGO (1958), IMITATION OF LIFE (1959), THE GRADUATE (1967), THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (1971), NASHVILLE (1975), CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977). Students choose six additional films from the following list: MANCIA COMPETENTE (1932), LA SCALA MUSICALE (1932), LA GUERRA LAMPO DEI FRATELLI MARX (1933), ACCADDE UNA NOTTE (1934) L'IMPAREGGIABILE GODFREY (1936), L'ORRIBILE VERITÀ (1937), LA SIGNORA DEL VENERDÌ (1940), IL GRANDE DITTATORE (1940), LADY EVA (1941), VOGLIAMO VIVERE! (1942), L'ISPETTORE GENERALE (1949), LA RAGAZZA DEL SECOLO (1954), ARTISTI E MODELLE (1955), A QUALCUNO PIACE CALDO (1959), L'APPARTAMENTO (1960), LE FOLLI NOTTI DEL DOTTOR JERRYL (1963), HOLLYWOOD PARTY (1968), PER FAVORE NON TOCCATE LE VECCHIETTE (1968), AMORE E GUERRA (1975), IO E ANNIE (1977), ANIMAL HOUSE (1978), FUORI ORARIO (1985), RICOMINCIO DA CAPO (1993), MAN ON THE MOON (1999). Assessment is based on a written exam that covers the general part of the course and a ten-page paper on a topic approved by the instructor that is directly related to the thematic part. Students who elect to write a term paper on a topic approved by the instructor are awarded one extra unit for the course. Maximum units for the course is 6. 
Language of Instruction: Italian
 
Partner Title: STORIA DEL CINEMA NORDAMERICANO 
Partner University Department: DAMS- Discipline delle Arti, della Musica, e dello spettacolo 
Partner University Course Number: 14276