An interesting place to begin is the chapter "American Motion Pictures and
the New Popular Culture, 1893-1918" in Dan Czitrom's Media and the American
Mind. I use this in three courses with good results.
--On Mon, Oct 8, 2001 1:26 PM -0400 Ellene Phufas <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I will be teaching a course called American Film after having taught
> Intro to Cinema for several years. Can anyone recommend a strategy for
> such a course? I have always focused on the technical and directorial
> contributions of films but I would like to try a different focus, the
> relationship between US cultural history and films perhaps?
> Any suggestions would be most welcome including a recommendation for a
> text and films.
> Eleni Phufas
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