In this session we will discuss the principles of Classical Hollywood Cinema - the fundamental principles by which most films (Hollywood or not, classical or contemporary) are made. We will also discuss the concept of genre and look at the lifecycle of a genre.
Assignment Due for this Session
Imagine that a friend invites you to the movies. You haven't read or heard anything about the film you are going to see except (pick one): (1) it's directed by Kathryn Bigelow, (2) it stars Adam Sandler, (3) it's a German film, or (4) it's a romantic comedy. What expectations do you have for the film? What are those expectations based on? Please post your answer below.