Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. (map)
The ways we obtain information, and the ways we are entertained, have changed radically over the past 100 years. From the printed page to the silver screen, from the 'talking box' to the world wide web, media has undergone a series of revolutions in presentation, in ethics, and in content. What is ‘the media,’ and how is it depicted in movies? How does the constantly-changing media landscape affect not only those who consume media, but also those who create it? This series will examine several fiction and documentary films that shine a light on the evolutions and circumlocutions of our slippery media culture. In "Sunset Boulevard," a hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. Directed by Billy Wilder (1950). This series takes place Tuesday evenings for the screening, analysis, and lively discussion of great films with Colorado College professors Dylan Nelson and Clay Haskell.