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