Reinventing Hollywood: How 1940s Filmmakers Changed Movie Storytelling

  • Thursday, April 5, 2018 • 4:00 pm
  • McDonnell 162
April 5, 2018 – 4:00pm to 5:30pm
McDonnell 162


In the 1940s, American studio filmmakers shrewdly consolidated narrative innovations that have remained with us ever since. The talk focuses on several that added enduring creative options to cinematic storytelling.

A catered reception w/ Bordwell to follow.

David Bordwell is the Jacques Ledoux Professor of Film Studies, Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is the author, most recently, of The Rhapsodes: How 1940s Critics Changed American Film Culture. With Kristin Thompson, he is coauthor of Film Art: An Introduction and Film History: An Introduction and the blog Observations on Film Art

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