The Language of Hollywood: Storytelling, Sound, and Color

Wesleyan University

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3.9 / 5, 3 reviews
Topic: Music, Film & Audio, Humanities
Intro: This Film History course explores how fundamental changes in film technology affected popular Hollywood storytelling. We will consider the transition to sound, and the introduction of color.
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May 23, 2013
Since it's been some time since I took the course, I won't review completely. Just want to say that I truly enjoyed the subject and the presentation, but wish Prof Higgins had been more "visible" and engaged with the students. That would have truly m ... more
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May 19, 2013
Highly recommend this class to film lovers, the serious and the fan. A series of lectures and movies takes us from the American silent years through the technological introduction of sound and color and how this all shapes the story. Students ended t ... more
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May 2, 2013
I really enjoyed this class but not yet completed it so this review is just over the first few lectures. Prof. Higgens selected several early hollywood films to watch and then gives his reflections of the innovations and storytelling techniques used. ... more
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