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William S. Pechter
Unknown institution

Genres as Vehicles of Social Criticism in the American Film of the Forties

To study genres in American films, particuilarly the ways in which genre conventions in films of the forties enabled some films both to reach a mass audience and to offer a critical view of American social institutions.

Project fields:
Film History and Criticism

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$11,250 (approved)
$11,250 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1972 – 2/28/1973