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FMST 290 Hollywoodland I 3.0 Credits

This course examines the history, culture and mythology of Hollywood through ten films, ranging from the silent era to the present, which the entertainment industry has made about itself. Topics to be covered include the growth of Los Angeles as a city, perceptions of stars and producers, the coming of sound in 1927 and the intersection of entertainment and politics. Films to be shown include "A Star is Born," "Sunset Boulevard," "The Front," "A Face in the Crowd," and other lesser-known works. Readings: "What Makes Sammy Run?," "The Last Tycoon," "The Day of the Locust," and "Once in a Lifetime.".

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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