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Center for Cultural Studies Colloquium – Ken Selden: "'Goldfinger' and the Decline of the Classical Hollywood Narrative"

May 8, 2013 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm  |  Stevenson Fireside Lounge


Goldfinger“Goldfinger” and the Decline of the Classical Hollywood Narrative

The 1964 film Goldfinger, released right after the break-up of the Hollywood studio system, presented a new kind of narrative that did not conform to the classical Hollywood three-act model. In this talk, I will examine how Goldfinger differed dramaturgically from the classical Hollywood style and why, fifty years later, the film’s artistic and financial success remains such a strong influence on almost all Hollywood production.

Ken Selden is a film and television writer/director.



May 8, 2013
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm


Stevenson Fireside Lounge
Humanites 1 University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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