American cinema of the 1950s saw many changes and challenges. On January 1, 1950 the Paramount Decree had gone into… Read more Hollywood Prefers Blondes: Analysis of GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES and the Cinema of the 1950s
Kelsie Schueneman is currently a junior at Oakland University from Milford, Michigan. Kelsie is majoring in Cinema Studies and minoring in Creative Writing. She is an editor of Screen Culture. Kelsie is passionate about female representation in film. This essay was written for Prof. Brendan Kredell's "Methods of Cinema Studies" course.
In the 1930s, the gangster flick ruled the movie theaters of America – however, only thanks to the films’ strenuous… Read more Class and Organized Crime in the Era of the Production Code: An Analysis of the Portrayals of White vs. Blue Collar Crime in Gangster Films
McKenzy Woodworth is a rising junior and a Cinema Studies major.
The 1950s and 1960s were political and aesthetic eras of radical reimagination, and both politics and aesthetics were unassumingly upended… Read more The Cinema-Truth of PRIMARY
Andrew Sweet is currently a Cinema Studies student at Oakland. He hopes to pursue a career in film production, specifically writing and directing his own features. If his television is on, it's likely that it's on the Turner Classic Movies channel. He thinks the streaming service Filmstruck is too good to be true. His favorite theater is the Redford Theater, where he had his senior year pictures taken. He loves giving film recommendations to friends and family.
Introduction Scarface is a gangster film based on the life of Al Capone, a notorious gangster in Chicago during the… Read more SCARFACE: The Effects of its Censorship
Katie Colwell is a rising senior and a Cinema Studies major with a specialization in filmmaking.
Film theory is a subject made fascinating by its layers; for what the methods of analysis reveal about the film… Read more On Dragons and Ideals: An Examination of the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON Franchise and the Aspects of Ideology
Katherine Purvin is currently a Cinema Studies major a Oakland University, and hopes to someday work in the film industry as an animator. She can often be found at meetings of the Oakland University Filmmaker's Guild.