Steven Shaviro's Hollywood from 1950 to 1970 Syllabus

The below are the films included in Steven Shaviro's Fall 2020 syllabus for his class Hollywood from 1950 to 1970.

This class offers an intensive look at the history of Hollywood film, from 1950 to 1970. This is a period of change in Hollywood film. In the 1950s, the old studio system was breaking down, due to a number of social, economic, and technolgical changes. The movies were increasingly being challenged by television. The Supreme Court had outlawed the monopolistic practices that were central to the old Studio System. Anti-Communist witch hunts forced a lot of creative people out of Hollywood. At the same time, American society was changing rapidly, with the post-World War II booming economy, the growth of…

  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • In a Lonely Place
  • All About Eve
  • The Thing From Another World
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • A Place in the Sun
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • On the Waterfront
  • High Noon
  • The Band Wagon
  • The Naked Spur
  • Johnny Guitar
  • Pickup on South Street
  • Beat the Devil
  • From Here to Eternity
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • Kiss Me Deadly
  • The Hitch-Hiker
  • Carmen Jones
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • The Searchers
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • 7 Men from Now
  • Forbidden Planet
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Vertigo
  • Touch of Evil
  • Paths of Glory
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Imitation of Life
  • North by Northwest
  • Ben-Hur
  • Rio Bravo
  • The Magnificent Seven
  • Psycho
  • A Raisin in the Sun
  • West Side Story
  • The Misfits
  • Carnival of Souls
  • The Nutty Professor
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • The Music Man
  • Shock Corridor
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Nothing But a Man
  • The Sound of Music
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Seconds
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • The Dirty Dozen
  • Point Blank
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Graduate
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • Faces
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Bullitt
  • Easy Rider
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • The Wild Bunch