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Lecture 7: The Studio Era

Description: Emergence of Hollywood system of stars and genres, producing populist “aesthetics of connection” with the mass moviegoing audience. Three strains of comedy: Anarchic, worldly, & screwball. View & discuss two screwball clips: The Lady Eve & Ball of Fire.

Instructor: David Thorburn

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