Week 12 - modernist phase

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genre part 3: the modernist period (1963-1976) modernism: pervasive influence on all of the arts world war II – modernism began to resurface in european cinema neorealism/new wave question social and moral value of the time a.  conditions and causes for modernism in american film 1.  the antiestablishmentarianism of the age of aquarius 2.  the impact of european film 3.  the end of censorship 4.  conglomerate takeover of the studios 5.  director as auteur b.  modernism 1.  modernism and the other arts; modernism and film 2.  modernism’s two basic tenets thematically: self-conscious engagement with social and moral  values up front in challenging and questioning the norm protagonist does not accept the world the way it is on a journey (metaphorical or literal) to self-awareness and  self-understanding the world is not homogeneous morality that is valued is not a traditional morality; operates in 
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2010 for the course CTCS 190 taught by Professor Casper during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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