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Cinema Institutions (6 points)


Leader: C Verevis

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: Cinema Institutions takes as its example a range of contemporary Hollywood films to consider a number of institutionalised and unofficial, public and industrial discourses such as: film industry publicity and marketing; advertising and commercial tie-ins; media coverage of stars and directors; film censorship and studio self-regulation; motion picture palaces and suburban multiplexes; film reviewing and academic film criticism; the impact of television and wide-screen technologies in the fifties; the impact of home video and cable television in the seventies and eighties; and new media technologies in the nineties.

Assessment: Visual test (1.5 hours): 40% + Essay (3000 words): 60%

Contact Hours: 4 hours (1 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial and 2 hour screening) per week

Prerequisites: One unit at first-year level in Visual Culture or Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies

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