In Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema, film studies professor Todd Berliner explains how Hollywood delivers aesthetic pleasure to mass audiences. The following quiz is based on information found in chapter 8, “Crime Films during the Period of the Production Code Administration.” The chapter shows how the ideological constraints of the Motion Picture Production Code shaped the aesthetic properties of an entire body of crime films of the studio-era in Hollywood, a set of films now commonly known as film noir.
Quiz image: Bogart and Bacall in The Big Sleep. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
Featured image: Jane Greer and Robert Mitchum in Out of the Past. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.