The Hollywood Cinema unit is divided into two distinct sections to give you a clear understanding of early Hollywood film and the more contemporary form which we are used to today. The aim of this unit is to give you a comprehensive introduction to Hollywood productions, factoring in key developments in culture, technology and the industry.
The first half of the unit is comprised of studio-era Hollywood and classic Hollywood film. Studio-era Hollywood focuses on the early cinema of the 1890s to the 1910s, emphasising how productions were run and how they changed into what is known as the classic Hollywood film. These films were made between the 1920s and 1950s, and show Hollywood’s move into an international market.
The latter half of the unit is more concerned with post-studio era Hollywood, and post-classical and contemporary Hollywood film. These periods of Hollywood history run from the 1960s to the present day. They are separated from the earlier versions of Hollywood by two key factors: the industrial and technological changes, and the sheer scale of Hollywood both through its established international reach and its role in multimedia.
You must have successfully completed the following units, or currently be enrolled in the following units:
Screen History and Research
Introduction to Screen Analysis
You must also have completed level 1 Communication Studies before starting this unit.
Areas of study
In this Hollywood Cinema unit, the topics you will study include:
Studio-era Hollywood and classic Hollywood film
Post-studio era Hollywood, post-classical, and contemporary Hollywood film
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management), Curtin University
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University
Bachelor of Communication, Griffith University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit will broaden your historical understanding of how the film industry and Hollywood developed and how this applies to the film and media industries now. Furthermore, the unit shall help further students' abilities to critically analyse films, and then apply these skills when looking at films based on their historical significance, the film industry of the past and present, the use of technology, and the cultural context of the film.
During the course of this unit you will also improve your writing and research skills; useful skills for any career path.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Hollywood Cinema from Griffith University.
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