Sunrise  Overview and Discussion



1.     Sunrise and the transition to sound

2.     Sunrise and  Fox Film Corporation, 1925-1929:

a.    Theater acquisition

b.   Sound technology

c.    Prestige production




1.  Does Sunrise offer an appealing narrative?


          a.  what major elements of melodrama are at work here?



                    --domestic iconography

                    --country vs. city values



                    --moral structure



          b.  what basic ideas and concerns does it "sell"           (commodify)?




2.  What does Sunrise tell us about Hollywood studio style?