I’m just finishing up my Live!: A History of Art for Artists, Animators and Gamers course and am zipping right along with my Warhol course. But why stop there?
Marriage and the Movies is taught by Jeanine Basinger, who is also the author of a book on the same topic.
The topic of marriage in the movies has always provided a fascinating reflection of changing social attitudes, shifting morals and gender roles. We will explore how films have defined marriage, identified seven core problems, and varied its three narrative components — a couple, their problems, their situation — from decade to decade from the silent to the modern era.
So far, I’m really enjoying this course and have learned quite a bit about Hollywood’s attitude and relationship to marriage in the movies. It’s not as straight-forward as you’d think.