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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CCCX 117 Chicago Film History

Chicago Film History is a screening, lecture, and discussion course with a two-fold purpose. It explores Chicago’s formative role in the creation of the Hollywood system and analyzes how Chicago has been represented in American narrative and documentary features. In particular, it’s divided into four units. Unit I uses Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S Film Industry to review how Chicago functioned as the center of American film production pre-Hollywood. Unit II explores images of Chicago in genres such as gangster films, film noir, and romantic comedies. Unit III covers Chicago documentaries. Lastly, Unit IV contains in-class presentations where students synthesize their own analyses and research in front of their peers.

For more information go to First Semester Experience: Big Chicago

Repeatable: N
Formerly FEXP 117
Requirements Freshman Only (FF14)
Minimum Credits 3 Maximum Credits 3

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