Courses – Cinema

THEY CALL IT SIN – PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD

Matthew Jarron

In 1930, a new Motion Picture Production Code was introduced in Hollywood in an attempt to curb what was seen as many as the immoral excesses of the film industry. However, the new code would not be properly enforced until 1934, and the years in between have become notorious for the movies’ daring exploration of formerly taboo subjects such as drug addiction, prostitution, homosexuality, and miscegenation. This was an era renowned for fast-paced pictures featuring strong female characters and glorified gangsters. This thoroughly indecent new course will showcase some of the highlights of the era through complete films and numerous extracts.

Course Code: 04 313           Thursday  6.30/9.00             5 weeks       Starts:  29 April 2021        Fees: £40/£35

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