"Hollywood Style": A Presentation by Film Studies Professor Todd Berliner

Thursday, May 18

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When people talk about the pleasures of Hollywood cinema, they normally talk about story. UNCW professor of film studies Todd Berliner will explain the aesthetic pleasures of style in Hollywood cinema. Illustrated with a variety of film clips, the presentation examines the ways in which Hollywood filmmakers use cinematography, sound, color, editing, music and other stylistic devices to create aesthetic pleasure for mass audiences. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall at the Cameron Art Museum.

Berliner is the author of Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema (Oxford University Press, 2017), and teaches film aesthetics, narration, style and American film history. A donation of $10 is suggested and books will be available for purchase.

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