FIL2400 - History of the American Cinema
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Week 11 - The Edge of Hollywood red line
Contemporary American independent cinema provides an artistic forum for dissenting, unconventional filmmakers, many of whom are from minority communities. This segment looks at some of these alternative visions of American cinema - the work of Lee, Coen, Tarrantino, and other emerging new talents. The power and influence of Hollywood is never far from their consciousness, but the limited budgets of independent film making may paradoxically expand their stylistic opportunities.
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Class Meeting #3
Saturday, Saturday, November 14
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Room HU 91

Reading Assignments
Study Guide - Unit 10: the Edge of Hollywood
American Cinema - Chapter 15: Into the 1990s: Bringing It All Back Home

Television Assignment
Sunday Night/Monday morning - November 16
Midnight - 1:00 AM
Program 10 - The Edge of Hollywood

Additional Screenings
*Pulp Fiction
*Daughters of the Dust
The Player

Learning Objectives
A. Understand the role of the Independent producer and director
B. Identify some of the important independent producers/directors of the past
C. Identify some of the major current independent producers/directors
D. Understand why independence is almost impossible to achieve in film making and understand the importance of money to independence
E. Identify similarities and contrasts between independent and Hollywood films

Test #2
All Campuses - November 20 - 23

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