Course Description

MIT 3223F/G   Tales of Tinseltown

Course Description
This course examines representations of Hollywood in film, television, and print.  From Day of the Locust (1939) to Tropic Thunder (2008), we explore Hollywood as a model for what constitutes the “real” in contemporary culture, and how these representations inform the American political landscape and constructions of sexuality, desire, and identity.

Antirequisites: MIT 2406G if taken in 2010-11 or MIT 2406F in 2011-12 or 2012-13 or the former MIT 2307F/G.

3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.