FI 326 — Major Directors: Charlie Chaplin and Frank Capra

3 credits; 2 lecture and 2 lab hours

This course examines the work of two seminal directors of classic Hollywood who profoundly influenced American culture: Chaplin's "tramp" persona became an instrument of acute social criticism and broader humanist reflection; Capra's beleaguered "common-man" protagonists brought issues of new deal politics to the pinnacle of box-office popularity. (G7: Humanities)
Prerequisite(s): FI 111.