In this section we are discussing Classical Hollywood Cinema.
The films we are screening are:
Lonedale Operator, D. W. Griffith, 1911
Some Like It Hot, Billy Wilder, 1958
500 Days of Summer, Marc Webb, 2009
We had a last minute restructuring of discussion leaders, so for now here are a few discussion items:
Belton discusses Classical Hollywood Cinema as the development of a national style, do you agree with him? Why/why not?
If you were to segment 500 days of Summer, what would it look like? Do you find this a useful way of looking at film?
How do you think CHC contributed to the solidification of cinema as a cultural institution?