Archive | February, 2011

“Elia Kazan and the Hollywood Blacklist” Presented by writer and actress Patricia Bosworth

25 Feb

Please join FVS for the 2nd lecture in a series for the FVS Presidential Dream course “The Hollywood Blacklist” with Dr. Victoria Sturtevant and Dr. Joanna Rapf.

“Elia Kazan and the Hollywood Blacklist” Presented by writer and actress Patricia Bosworth

  • Wednesday, March 2nd
  • 7:30pm
  • Gaylord Hall Auditorium Room #1140

The so-called “blacklist era” in the United States, roughly 1947 until 1975, dramatically impacted not only the lives of hundreds of people, but the social content of movies and television and the relationship between Americans and our Constitution. On Wednesday, March 2nd FVS presents “Elia Kazan and the Hollywood Blacklist,” presented by writer and actress Patricia Bosworth, who studied with Kazan at the Actors Studio.  Bosworth’s father, Bartley Crum, was a lawyer for two members of the Hollywood Ten.

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Films I don’t get excited about watching anymore, and some unsolicited advice

24 Feb

Take heed young filmmakers. We found this post about indie movie tropes that have been played out and thought you might want to take a look. There’s some good advice as to what to avoid when you’re scripting your new film.

Films I don’t get excited about watching anymore, and some unsolicited advice

Steven Poster Master Class Photos

18 Feb

On February 12, 2011, Steven Poster ASC gave a master class on cinema lighting for the OU Student Film Production Club (SFPC).

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Patrick McGilligan “Tender Comrades: The Hollywood 19” Wed, February 23rd

18 Feb

Wednesday, February 23 at 7:30pm in the Gaylord Hall Auditorium, film historian Patrick McGilligan will present his lecture, “Tender Comrades: The Hollywood 19”.  The lecture is the first in a series for the OU Presidential Dream Course, “The Hollywood Blacklist” with the Film and Video Studies program. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Presidential Dream Course Program, the Film and Video StudiesProgram, the Department of English, and the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. For more information or accommodations on the basis ofdisability, contact the FVS office at or (405) 325-3020.

FVS Summer 2011

18 Feb

It’s not too early to think about your summer plans.  It seems like only last week that we were buried under two feet of snow but those lazy days of 95° temps, porch sitting and Frisbee tossing are just around the bend.  We are offering a host of courses for your summer learning.  Why not take a course or two and knock out some of those required hours?

The OU summer schedule has been revised and improved.  There are now six different “blocks” of summer semesters. We will be offering courses in four of those blocks — A, B, C and F.

Block A: May 16 – June 10

Single-Camera Video Production with Eric Zeaman, Intro to Film with Al LaValley and Cinema and Architecture with Khosrow Bozorgi

Block B: June 13 – July 8

Structure and Aesthetics of the Short Film with Eric Zeaman

Block C: July 12 – August 5

Acting for the Camera with Darryl Cox and American Independent Film with Al LaValley

Block F: May 16 – July 8

Writing About Film with Betty Robbins (ONLINE)

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OU Film Comedy Conference

11 Feb

“Hollywood and the Blacklist” — Featured Presentations

8 Feb