You will write a 6-8 page FORMAL Paper about any topic related to the people, films or era of the 1960s to 1970s related to Hollywood Rebels
The period of time at the end of the 1960s and into the 1970’s was a turbulent time for America and the world in all areas of culture and politics. This cultural shift was also felt deeply in Hollywood as business was down, old styles were giving way to new ways of storytelling, and there was a “changing of the guard” at most studies and new and exciting young filmmakers emerging onto the scene. Together, this group of actors, directors and executives populated what would be called the “New Hollywood”, and they would change the way Hollywood did business, and for a brief period of time, create a host of brilliant films, the likes of which may never again be seen in such concentration. Indeed, out of the ashes of the 1960s would emerge Hollywood’s “Second Golden Age” in the 1970s. But this period also saw an intoxicating blend of youth, sex, drugs and power influence and, in some cases, ruin promising careers. Through readings, discussions and screenings, we will examine both the people and the films that make up this period. They are the “Hollywood Rebels”!.
Again, the topic of your paper is wide open. Perhaps you want to write more about a person that intrigued you? Or the production of a film that is interesting to you. As long as the subject is about Hollywood Rebels and the era, it’s pretty wide open. Consider that we are looking at this course through artistic, biographical, thematic, stylistic and historical perspectives, so you may want to address some or all of those topics in your paper.
This is a FORMAL paper and thus must be in MLA style with proper citations. Writing mechanics, grammar, properly used and formatted citations (in text AND end citations/bibliography) will all be graded! This is a FORMAL paper, and thus must be in MLA style with proper citations. While I encourage you to use the reading material I provide for you, you must use other/outside sources as well. You must use at least SIX different sources, at least THREE of which must be BOOKS! (they can be electronic books, but they must be “real” published academic-oriented books).