Film History: 1930-1945

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Film History: 1930-1945

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Film History: 1930-1945 surveys the international developments of the film medium and the film industry from the introduction of sound in the late 1920s to the close of WWII in 1945, covering key technological, textual and institutional developments and tying these together with the broader cultural and social context in which films were made, exhibited, and understood. Students will gain understanding of the style, content, industrial organisation, and production and marketing strategies of a range of national cinemas. Special emphasis will be given to questions about the impact of synchronous sound to national film styles, realism, formal experimentation, entertainment and politics in filmmaking of this period.

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