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FILM 2902 History of the Motion Picture Industry

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as FILM 32.1.
The information below might still reflect the old course numbers. Bracketed numbers, if any, are the old course numbers. Learn more...)

4 Hours; 3 Credits

Development of motion pictures as an entertainment industry. The structure, the history, and the economics of the movie business. Interdependence of technology, commerce, and social organization. Emphasis on the United States.

Prerequisite: Film *1101 [1]; 1201 [40.1] and 1301 [61], or two film studies courses numbered 12 or higher; or permission of the chairperson.


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