Lifelong Learning Institute: Spring 2003

Mondays: April 7 through June 2

Cooperage: 1 pm - 4 pm

Instructor: Barbara Spear

email: spearb@sonoma.edu


Course Syllabus:

April 7: Introduction to the Hollywood Musical Film:

Rouben Mamoulian: LOVE ME TONIGHT (1932)

April 14: Choreography & Film:

Busby Berkeley: GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 (1933)

April 21: The Hollywood Musical in the Great Depression:

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers: SWING TIME (1936)

April 28: The Arthur Freed Production Unit at MGM:

Vincente Minnelli & Judy Garland: MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1944)

May 5: The Freed Unit Continued: Dance in Film:

Gene Kelly: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951)

May 12: Some Freed Unit Personnel after MGM:

Stanley Donen & Fred Astaire: FUNNY FACE (1957)

May 19: The Musical Film Comes of Age:

Bob Fosse: CABARET (1972)
****No class May 26: Memorial Day: campus closed****

June 2: The Modern Incarnation of the Musical:

Lars Von Trier: DANCER IN THE DARK (2000)
All materials handed out in class are also available online at: http://yorty.sonoma.edu/filmfrog/archive