HISTORY OF ART 5901: SILENT CINEMA, 1895-1927
A survey of the evolution of silent film from its origins as a technological novelty to its fullest realization as an internationally divergent art form. In addition to considering stylistic trajectories, this course will examine the development of viewing habits and expectations, the cultivation and accommodation of diverse audiences, consolidation of a creative industry and its interface with broader economic forces, and the social consequences of cinema’s ascendancy.
Class #UG: 34371 | G: 34370
INSTRUCTION MODE: HYBRID
MON & WED 5:30 - 6:50
Image: Stills from Bed and Sofa (dir. Abram Room, 1927)