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Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle Scandal Changes the Film Industry

Lindsay Lohan due in court for robbery charges brought against her. Brad Pitt divorces Jennifer Aniston and is seen with Angelina Jolie. Although some headlines surrounding celebrities are more shocking than others, it is still not a surprise to see … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Historical Event Summary

Select one of the events from the Timeline of Historical Events assignment, listed on the website, and write a four-hundred word summary of that event and its relevance for the US film industry. We will work on writing a thesis … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: Timeline of Historical Events

Give the four-digit, numerical year in which each of the twenty-five (25)¬†events relevant to the history of American film and culture¬†occurred. You are welcome to use to any sources to complete this assignment, including standalone Internet sources. The assignment will … Continue reading

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Class 2, Continued: More to Do Before Class 3

There are a few action items that you should do before our next meeting, preferably as soon as possible. Join the course website, by… Signing up for a QWriting.org account, if you don’t already have one. Logging in to your … Continue reading

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Buy the Textbooks

Our course will require two textbooks that we will use extensively throughout the semester. One is a general history of American film that I hope you will find useful beyond this class. The other is an collection of essays specific … Continue reading

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