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CANCELLED Camp or Classic: The Horror Films of 1930s Hollywood

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ClassGraphic Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman are characters of some of the most well known cinematic personas of the 20th century. These characters from Hollywood studios, as early as the 1930s, have been watched by many people, mostly on late night television with a lot of commercials. Thus, we failed to realize how heavily they were edited. Censorship forced editing many years before this time, removing scenes deemed too grotesque to be shown when originally released. In this study group, we will discuss if viewers’ appreciation of these films has been clouded based on incomplete films left by the censors. Interest in these films has been rekindled due to original, unedited prints being rediscovered in recent years. We are now able to view them in the original format, before editing. Today, as a result of these 2023 restored films, we will explore whether these films are campy relics of a bygone era, correctly relegated to late night time slots, or are they cinematic works to be appreciated and studied as products of their time. Maybe the answer is somewhere in between? Join us as we try to unravel these questions and decide where these films belong in cinematic history.


Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Wed

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Steve Greska2.Paul Hurder 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/6/2023 - 12/6/2023 Weekly - Wed 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Paul Hurder  ; Steve Greska 
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