Course title:
New Hollywood cinema
Tutor:
Nigel Herwin
Course ID:
C2228343
Start date:
07/06/2022
End date:
05/07/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Tue 07 Jun 2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM 2
Tue 14 Jun 2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM 2
Tue 21 Jun 2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM 2
Tue 28 Jun 2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM 2
Tue 05 Jul 2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 5
Total number of classroom hours: 10
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 10
Date
Tue 07 Jun 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 14 Jun 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 21 Jun 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 28 Jun 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 05 Jul 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
5
Total number of classroom hours:
10
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
10
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Kings Centre
King Street
Norwich
NR1 1PH
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£45.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners
This course is for improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners
This course is for improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
No pre-knowledge is required, just a desire to watch and discuss the films of the period. Among the films to be examined are: The Graduate (1967); Easy Rider (1969); Five Easy Pieces (1970); The Last Picture Show (1971); The Godfather (1972); Jaws (1975); Taxi Driver (1976); Apocalypse Now (1979).
Course aim:
To provide an introduction to the developments in American cinema during the late 1960s and 1970s and how they reflect the times in which they were made, so that the films can be watched with greater insight and appreciation.
Course description:
The late 1960s and 1970s are now regarded as a golden period for American cinema. The old studio system had collapsed and what emerged was both innovative and exciting. Taking their influence from European art cinema and classic Hollywood, a new breed of directors made a series of intensely personal and uncompromising films such as The Last Picture Show and Taxi Driver. By examining the classic movies of the period, this course will chart the changes in American cinema during the 1960s and 70s. It will explore how the films reflect the anxieties of Vietnam and Watergate, and how - and why - the blockbuster movies like Jaws and Star Wars began to take over. Special attention will be paid to the key directors of the period, the so-called "Movie Brats", along with the rise of the "anti-hero" and the attempts to address and increasingly diverse audience. Furthermore it will look at how "New Hollywood" has influenced the cinema of today.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Discuss how American cinema developed between 1967 and 1980.
2. Identify the key films of the period.
3. Identify the key figures - actors, directors and producers - of the period.
4. Recognise the political and social context which underpins the films of the period.
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