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Hollywood

History, Industry, Art

In this course you will learn about Hollywood and how it came to be the global powerhouse of today.

We will discuss the complex Hollywood industry and how business and politics translate into the art of film, TV, and new media.

This course will chronicle Hollywood’s growth and global reach since the 1920s, looking at:

  • How Hollywood has responded to new technologies such as synchronized sound, color cinematography, TV, home video, computer graphics, and the internet
  • How the global spread of Hollywood since the 1920s changed the film industry
  • The relationship between Hollywood and independent film
  • Hollywood’s responses to crises in American politics (e.g., world wars, the cold war, the 1960s counterculture, 9/11)

We will look closely at representative studios (Paramount, Disney, Fox, and others) and representative filmmakers (Mary Pickford, Charles Chaplin, Frank Capra, George Lucas, Spike Lee, among many others).

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Rating 4.2 based on 5 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 - 4 hours per week
Starts Nov 1 (151 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Pennsylvania, PennX via edX
Instructor Peter Decherney
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Language English
Subjects Business Humanities Art & Design Personal Development
Tags Business & Management Art & Culture Communication Humanities History

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University of Pennsylvania

Rating 4.2 based on 5 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 - 4 hours per week
Starts Nov 1 (151 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Pennsylvania, PennX via edX
Instructor Peter Decherney
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Business Humanities Art & Design Personal Development
Tags Business & Management Art & Culture Communication Humanities History

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