North Carolina
America and the Movies
Program No. 21392RJ
6 days
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5 nights
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At a Glance

The “movies” have had an extraordinary impact on American society and psyches since the early 20th century. Join us for a multi-faceted examination of what may be our most significant cultural phenomenon. We will trace the evolution of movies as a reflection of archetypes and prevailing majority attitudes to industry efforts at self-censorship, and the current free market free-for-all. We will also consider the influence of history on movies and vice-versa, movies as propaganda, critics then and now, and technical advances from the time of Edison to the present day. As a special highlight, we will view and discuss clips from significant movies including the first western — “The Great Train Robbery” — and on through comedy and drama, musicals, mystery/suspense, and more.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • View and discuss movies and movie techniques from the late 1920s to today.
  • Discuss how film shapes our vision of history and the archetypes of how we see ourselves as Americans.
  • Join us to focus on film as a mirror of society and its reflection of society and culture over the decades.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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