Theater, Cinema, and Film Production


Lights! Camera! Action! Let’s explore the enchanting world of live theater and its fascinating relationship to the silver screen. In Theater, Cinema, and Film Production, you’ll learn the basics of lighting, sound, wardrobe, and camerawork while examining the magic that happens behind all the drama. Delve into the glamorous history of film and theater, and examine the tremendous influence these industries have had on society and culture over the years. During this unit, you’ll discuss and analyze three classic American films—Casablanca, Singin’ in the Rain, and The Wizard of Oz— to help you learn how to critique and appreciate some of the most famous dramas of all time.

Required Materials

You will be required to have access to the standard editions of the three films used in this course:


• Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

• Wizard of Oz (1932)

• Casablanca (1942)


If you do not already have access to these movies, you may consider other sources such as your local library.

Note: Timestamps referenced throughout the course apply to standard editions of the applicable film and may not align with any extended/modified versions.

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