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Take One: Self-reflection in Comedies on Filmmaking

Ever since American cameras started to roll, the movie industry has turned its lenses on its own process, focusing on film technology and human behavior, from staff to audience, most often negatively. We will view four, rather recent, darkly comic examples of this genre, in the following order: Hail, Caesar! (2016), a Coen Brothers’ take on “corralling” the 1950s Star Stables; the problematic ethics of the front office, so relevant today, seen in Swimming With Sharks (1994); the independent film industry highlighted in Living in Oblivion (1995), with Steve Buscemi; and State and Main (2000), by David Mamet, with a large cast led by Philip Seymour Hoffman and William H. Macy, about a film company in a small Vermont town.

Instructor(s)

UC Davis Extension Faculty

Schedule

Mon., 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Mar 04 to Mar 25

Where

Galileo 1909 Galileo Court, Davis CA 95616

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Fees

Fee $60.00

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a credit to student account to be used during the remaining academic year) will be approved if the request is received before the course begins. All other drop requests (including requests for a refund) will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the OLLI director. Contact the OLLI office at (530) 752-9695.

Section Number

183SNR121