Film has been called the art form of the twentieth century: a crucial artistic record of drama and conflict. This unit examines the manner in which film reflected and played a part in constructing the twentieth century, from the silent comedies of Sennett and Chaplin, the Soviet realist work of Eisenstein and the psychological explorations of German expressionism to the feminist cinema of the 1980s and 1990s. We explore the commentary of Capra on the Great Depression, the rise and fall of the studio system, the impact of McCarthyism on post-war American cinema, the post-war European experiments and the genre shifts of the last decades of the twentieth century as they reflected the post-colonial experience and changing attitudes towards gender and sexuality.
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