Hollywood is one of the United States’ greatest storytellers. Not infrequently, the tales that emerge involve Hollywood playing itself. Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Film Studies Justin Rawlins is an expert on the films that speak to the triumphs and heartbreaks of the world’s show-business capital. In this experTU video, Rawlins addresses an array of self-referential flicks – including Singin’ in the Rain to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – and their place in our collective cultural imagination.
Does the thought of surveying the social, cultural and political impacts of film excite you? Then TU’s Department of Film Studies is where you need to be!