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?
--country vs. city values
b. what basic ideas and concerns does it "sell" (commodify)?
2. What does Sunrise tell us about Hollywood studio style?