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    Vassar College
   
 
  Dec 10, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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FILM 212 - Genre: The Musical


1 unit(s)
Examines the development of American film musicals from The Jazz Singer to Sweeney Todd and Les Misérables. The course looks at major stars such as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly, and Judy Garland, and the contributions of directors such as Vincente Minnelli and Bob Fosse. Students examine the interrelationships between Broadway and Hollywood, the influence of the rise and fall of the Production Code, the shaping hand of different studios, the tensions between narrative and spectacle, sincerity and camp. Reading assignments expose students to a wide range of literature about film, from production histories to feminist theory. Sarah Kozloff.

Prerequisite(s): FILM 175  or FILM 210  and permission of the instructor.

Not offered in 2017/18.

Two 75-minute periods plus outside screenings.



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