• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Screen Studies
  • Areas of interest American Studies, Cultural Studies, Film
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

The course aims to provide a survey of American cinema in all its major aspects. It begins with an analysis of the rise of Hollywood as an industrial and cultural institution and the establishment, development and more recent transformations of its classical narrative and visual style. The second half of the course looks at more independent American filmmaking and its relations with the Hollywood "machine". The course then also briefly attempts to explore the relation between American and European cinema, looking at both differences and interaction between them.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. distinguish the major features of Hollywood cinema;
  2. appraise the differences between Hollywood cinema and independent American filmaking;
  3. discuss the relation between American and European cinemas; and
  4. critically reflect on cinematic style.

Indicative Assessment

Essay, 2000 words (30%) Learning outcomes 1-4
Close analysis, 750 words (20%) Learning outcomes 1, 4
In-class presentation, 15 mins (20%) Learning outcomes 1, 3, 4
End-of-semester collaborative research project (30%) Learning outcomes 1-4
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 units of 1000 level courses, or with permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed FILM2006.

Prescribed Texts

Maltby, Richard, Hollywood Cinema, Blackwell, Oxford, 2003. Other readings will be listed on the course Wattle site.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3120
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4800
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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