Jan 18, 2022  
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MEDS 282 - Media Industries: Fox and Disney

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
(Same as FILM 282 ) This course explores the history of Twentieth Century-Fox and Fox Broadcasting Company from its emergence in the 1910s to its present day position as one of the world’s largest media conglomerates. In light of Disney’s recent acquisition of most of Fox’s assets, about one-third of the class is also devoted to the history of Disney as a way of considering the relationship of independent producers to major studios as well as the changing conceptions of collaboration and convergence. The course uses Fox and Disney to examine changes in aesthetic paradigms, storytelling techniques, and the ways that media industries engage with important cultural, political and technological changes in American society. Throughout the semester, we draw upon different critical frameworks including media industry studies, genre and auteur theory, and celebrity studies and apply these to a series of historical case studies. Screenings include Sunrise, M*A*S*H, Deadpool, My Darling Clementine, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, In Living Color, and Star Wars. Alexander Kupfer.

Prerequisite(s): FILM 175  or FILM 209  for students registering for FILM 282. MEDS 160  for students registering for MEDS 282.

Two 75-minute periods plus outside screenings.

Course Format: CLS



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