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The 'Hollywood Film' course offers you the opportunity to study the world's most powerful film industry. It produces an historical and conceptual map of the institution that dominated the global film industry in the twentieth century, and which continues to do so today. In focusing on cinema as a socio-cultural and economic force, both in the United States and across the globe, it examines how Hollywood has historically produced and distributed a powerful cultural imaginary and devised methods to encourage audiences to consume it. The course considers Hollywood as an early example of a genuinely global industry that initially sustained itself through the implementation of a range of industrial, economic, cultural, legal, quasi-legal, and indeed illegal conventions and practices, i.e., the star system, the production code, the studio system, the genre system, monopolistic practices like vertical integration, and the Classical Hollywood style of filmmaking.

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 3



Delivery Mode

Fully on-site

Indicative contact hours


Course Outline

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Additional Information

This course is offered as General Education.

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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