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R 4/5: Introduction to the class. Lecture: Framework & Introduction. Screenings of early film. Preview of Metropolis.
R 4/12: Screening: Metropolis (1927).
Reading: on electronic reserve: Timothy Corrigan, chapter 2, 17-34, In A Short Guide to Writing about Film, 5th edition (Pearson Longman, 2004), Louis Giannetti, chapter 2, 49-101, In Understanding Movies 11th edition (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008), and Kim Newman, "Remake Remodel", Sight & Sound, 20:10 (October 2012). Details about the first thematic essay posted to the class blog. Preview of Brazil.
R 4/19: Screening: Brazil (1985). Lecture and discussion: Frames and Images.
Reading:on electronic reserve: Timothy Corrigan, chapter 3, 46-62, In A Short Guide to Writing about Film, 5th edition (Pearson Longman, 2004), and Ben Wheeler, "Reality is What You Can get Away With: Fantastic Imaginings, Rebellion and Control in Terry Gilliam's Brazil", Critical Survey, 17:1 (2005), 95-108. Preview of Blade Runner.
R 4/26: Screening: Blade Runner (1982).
Reading: on electronic reserve: W.A. Senior, "Blade Runner and Cyberpunk Visions of Humanity", Film Criticism, 21 (1996), 1-12, and Marshall Deutelbaum, "Memory/Visual Design: The Remembered Sights of Blade Runner", Literature/Film Quarterly, 17:1 (1989), 66-72. Preview of The Fifth Element.
R 5/3: Screening: The Fifth Element (1997).
Reading: on electronic reserve: James Clapp, "'It was the City Killed the Beast': Nature, Technophobia, and the Cinema of the Urban Future", Journal of Urban Technology, 10:3 (2003), 1-18. Preview of 2046.
R 5/10: Screening: 2046 (2004).
Reading: online: Stephen Teo, "2046: A Matter of Time, A Labour of Love", Senses of Cinema, 15 April 2005 (revised 15 December 2010), and Laurel Wypkema, "Corridor Romance: Wong Kar-Wai's Intimate City", Synoptique, 10 (1 August 2005). Preview of Rashomon. Discussion and scheduling of first essay.
R 5/17: Screening: Rashomon (1950).
Reading: on electronic reserve: Keiko McDonald, "Light and Darkness in Rashomon", Literature/Film Quarterly, 10:2 (1982), 120-129. Details about the second thematic essay posted to the class blog. Preview of The Age of Innocence. Details about rewriting the first essay posted to the class blog.
R 5/24: Screening: The Age of Innocence (1993).
Reading: on electronic reserve: Charles Helmetag, "Re-creating Edith Wharton's New York in Martin Scorsese's 'The Age of Innocence'", Literature/Film Quarterly, 26:3 (1998), 4 pages, Charles Tashiro, "Passing for the Past: Production Design and Historical Film", Cineaste, Spring 2004, 40-44, and Mark Carnes, "Shooting (Down) the Past: Historians vs. Hollywood", Cineaste, Spring 2004, 45-49. Preview of The Dark Knight.
R 5/31: Screening: The Dark Knight (2008).
Reading: on electronic reserve: Matthew McAllister, Ian Gordon, and Mark Jancovich, "Block Buster Meets Superhero Comic, or Art House Meets Graphic Novel? The Contradictory Relationship between Film and Comic Art", Journal of Popular Film and Television, 34:3 (2006), 108-115. Preview of The Royal Tenenbaums. ***Note: we will meet in NS 101 this week.
R 6/7: Screening: The Royal Tenenbaums (2001). Rewrites of first essay due. Discussion and scheduling of second essay.
Finals week: Second essays due by individual arrangement. Details about Finals Week.