Cinema of the 1930s (C/S259)This is the first in a series of cinema classes which will study one film from each year of a decade of the 20th century, beginning with the 1930s. Students will view and discuss films from each year 1931-1939, learn the back stories and hear anecdotes about the making of each film, where it fits in the evolution of Hollywood's output, study the personalities and stars who made the film noteworthy, and learn what made each individual film worth viewing. Films may include "Dracula," "A Bill of Divorcement," King Kong," "Imitation of Life," "Ah, Wilderness!" "Show Boat," "You Only Live Once," "Holiday," "Wuthering Heights" or others. Participants in this course will receive one admission to "Ben Hur: A Cinematic Experience" on Saturday, June 7.
4/8- 6/3, Tuesdays (9 sessions)
Instructor: Ellen McDaniel-Weissler
Course Cost: $62
Maryland Senior Course Cost: $19.00