The final exam will be held on Friday afternoon, May 4, from 2:00-4:00 in our usual classroom. You will have two essays from the list below. You should spend an hour on each. Warning: Demonstrate that you have read the assigned books in your responses. Provide examples both from class lectures and the readings to support the points you make in your essay.
The possible essays are:
1. According to your readings and class lectures,
how did the studio system
change from 1950-1980? How did it change from 1980 to 2000?
2. According to Biskind, how did the "film school
movie brats) change Hollywood movie-making during the 1960s and 1970s.
Use examples both from class and from the Biskind book!
3. How does the role of the independent filmmaker
change from 1950 to
2000 (as compared to the earlier period)? Use examples from Merritt and
Biskind to support your argument. (Be sure to define "independent film"
in your response!)