2367 - "Are You Now, or Have You Ever Been…:" HUAC and the Hollywood Blacklist
Recent tweets about “McCarthyism” and the call for re-instituting the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), last year's release of the film Trumbo about the “Hollywood Ten,” and this year's publication of High Noon on the making of the film during the HUAC hearings --all reaffirm Faulkner's comment that “The past is never dead. It's not even past.” The course will look at the history and impact of HUAC on Hollywood and some of the products of the industry's self-reflection. A number of films will be viewed in their entirety (High Noon, Trumbo, The Front, and The Crucible) as well as selected scenes from other films (On the Waterfront, Spartacus, and The Way We Were). The class itself will bring in introductory material including letters, sections from plays, and rare recordings of HUAC testimony. There will be time for class discussions before and after the film showings. Lecture (plus Questions) Facilitated Discussion Viewing Videos
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