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Course Catalog 2008-2009 
    
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HIST 339 - Motion Picture Censorship


Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits (Range): 3 hours
Attribute: 3SS

For a century American movies have operted within controversial systems that have defined the boundaries of cinematic expression. Whether censored by state and municipal governments, contained within Hollywood’s Production Code Administration, or rated by today’s industry ratings agency, moviemakers have maneuvered at the boundaries of cultural expression and economic ambition. After considering new theoretical approaches to the question of censorship in various media, the colloquium explores the impulses behind various drives foer censorship, filmmakers’ responses, and censorship systems’ ambiguous and shifting results. Several landmark films will be screened.  Enrollment Limit: 12.
Instructor: C. Koppes



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