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…