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This list relates to the year Semester 2, 2017 which ended on 20/10/2017
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  1. Week 1 Film theory: What is it? What is it for? 2 items
    1. Set reading 1 item
    2. Further reading 1 item
  2. Week 2: Textual analysis 10 items
    1. Screening 2 items
      1. Chinatown - Roman Polanski, Robert Evans, Robert Towne, Jack Nicholson c2012 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document 

      2. Chinatown - Roman Polanski

        Audio-visual document  Video available online

    2. Preliminary reading: 1 item
      1. Film theory: an introduction - Robert Stam 2000

        Book  Read 'The feminist intervention' pp. 169-79 and 'Textual analysis' pp. 185-92

    3. Required reading: 3 items
      1. The Obvious and the Code - R. Bellour 01/12/1974

        Article  Screen 15.4 (1974–75): 7–17

      2. Film theory and criticism: introductory readings - Leo Braudy, Marshall Cohen 2009

        Book  Read Laura Mulvey, “Visual pleasure and narrative cinema"

    4. Further reading 4 items
      1. Cine-Repetitions - R. Bellour 01/06/1979

        Article  Screen 20.2 (1979): 65–72

      2. Mystifying movies: fads & fallacies in contemporary film theory - Noe˜l Carroll 1988

        Book  Read Chapter 1 'Psychoanalysis: Metz and Baudry'

      3. Questions of cinema - Stephen Heath c1981

        Book  Read 'Film, System, Narrative' (ch. 5), pp. 131-144

      4. Visual and other pleasures - Laura Mulvey 2009

        Book  Read “Afterthoughts on 'Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema' inspired by Duel in the Sun”

  3. Week 3 Cognitive theory 9 items
    1. Screening 1 item
      1. Badlands - Sissy Spacek, Martin Sheen, Edward R. Pressman, Terrence Malick 2003 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document 

    2. Preliminary reading: 1 item
      1. Film theory: an introduction - Robert Stam 2000

        Book  Read 'Cognitive and analytic theory' pp. 235-47

    3. Required reading: 3 items
      1. Narration in the fiction film - David Bordwell 1985

        Book  Please read Chapter 4 'Principles of narration'

    4. Further reading: 4 items
      1. Exploring Badlands [Article] - Brian Henderson

        Document 

      2. The classical Hollywood cinema: film style & mode of production to 1960 - David Bordwell, Janet Staiger, Kristin Thompson 1985

        Book 

      3. Postmodernism and politics - Jonathan Arac c1986

        Book  Read 'Above all else to make you see cinema and the ideology of spectacle'

      4. Narrative, apparatus, ideology: a film theory reader - Philip Rosen 1986

        Book  Read 'The Concept of cinematic excess'

  4. Week 4 Post-modernism 8 items
    1. Screening 1 item
      1. Blue velvet - Fred Caruso, Dennis Hopper, Kyle MacLachlan, David Lynch c2003 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document 

    2. Preliminary reading: 1 item
      1. Film theory: an introduction - Robert Stam 2000

        Book  Read 'The Poetics and politics of postmodernism' pp. 298-307 and "Multiculturalism, race, and representation' pp. 267-80

    3. Required reading: 2 items
    4. Further reading: 4 items
  5. Week 5 Interpretation 8 items
    1. Screening 1 item
      1. Bad timing - Jeremy Thomas, Nicolas Roeg, Art Garfunkel, Theresa Russell 2005 (videorecording)

        Book 

    2. Preliminary reading: 1 item
      1. Film theory: an introduction - Robert Stam 2000

        Book  Read 'Interpretation and its discontents' pp. 192-201

    3. Required reading: 3 items
      1. Making Meaning: Inference and Rhetoric in the Interpretation of Cinema - David Bordwell 1991

        Book  Read Chapter 1 'Making films mean'

    4. Further reading: 3 items
      1. Post-theory: reconstructing film studies - David Bordwell, Noel Carroll, Ebooks Corporation 1996 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read 'Contemporary film studies and the vicissitudes of grand theory'

  6. Week 6 Research methodolgy 2 items
    1. Screening: 1 item
      1. No Screening

    2. Required reading: 1 item
      1. MLA handbook for writers of research papers - Joseph Gibaldi, Modern Language Association of America 2009

        Book 

  7. Week 7 Intertextuality 10 items
    1. Screening: 1 item
      1. Miller's Crossing - Gabriel Byrne, John Turturro, Albert Finney, Joel Coen c2003 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document 

    2. Preliminary reading: 1 item
      1. Film theory: an introduction - Robert Stam 2000

        Book  Please read 'From text to intertext' pp. 201-212

    3. Required reading: 4 items
      1. Film/Genre - Rick Altman 1999

        Book 

      2. A cinema without walls: movies and culture after Vietnam - Timothy Corrigan c1991

        Book  Please read Chapter 4 'The Commerce of Auteurism'

      3. The memory of Tiresias: intertextuality and film - M. B. Iı̐Aı̐Łmpol£skii c1998

        Book  Please read Chapter 1 'Cinema and the theory of intertextuality'

    4. Further reading: 4 items
      1. Authorship and the Cultural Politics of Film Criticism - Naremore, James ARCHIVE); Berkeley44.1 (Fall 1990

        Article 

  8. Week 8 Modernity 8 items
    1. Screening: 1 item
      1. Dead man - Neil Young, Gabriel Byrne, Johnny Depp, Jim Jarmusch c2005 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document 

    2. Preliminary reading: 1 item
      1. Film theory: an introduction - Robert Stam 2000

        Book  Please read 'The Rise of cultural studies' pp. 223-29

    3. Required reading: 3 items
      1. Cinema and the invention of modern life - Leo Charney, Vanessa R. Schwartz c1995

        Book 

    4. Further reading: 3 items
  9. Week 9 Reception studies 9 items
    1. Screening: 1 item
      1. Written on the wind - Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Dorothy Malone, Douglas Sirk c2010 (videorecording)

        Audio-visual document 

    2. Set reading 1 item
      1. Film theory: an introduction - Robert Stam 2000

        Book  Read 'The Birth of the Spectator', pp. 229-34 and 'The coming out of Queer theory' pp. 262-67

    3. Required reading: 3 items
      1. Modernity and mass culture - James Naremore, Patrick Brantlinger c1991

        Book  Read Barbara Klinger, 'Digressions at the Cinema: Commodification and Reception in Mass Culture'

    4. Further reading 4 items
      1. Texts, Readers, Reading Formations - Tony Bennett 21/1983

        Article  Bulletin of the Midwest Modern Language Association, 1983 Spring, Vol.16(1), pp.3-17

      2. Window shopping: cinema and the postmodern - Anne Friedberg c1993

        Book  Full text available online. Please read Chapter 3: Les Fláneurs/Fláneuse du Mall

      3. Reinventing film studies - Linda Williams, Christine Gledhill 2000

        Book  Read Reception Theory and Audience Research: The Mystery of the Vampire’s Kiss, pp. 165-82

  10. Week 10: Research methodology 2 items
    1. Screening: 1 item
      1. No Screening

    2. Required reading: 1 item
      1. MLA handbook for writers of research papers - Joseph Gibaldi, Modern Language Association of America 2009

        Book 

  11. Week 11: Crystalline regimes 9 items
    1. Screening: 1 item
      1. Mishima: a life in four chapters - Paul Schrader, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Tom Luddy c2008 (videorecording)

        Book 

    2. Preliminary reading: 1 item
      1. Film theory: an introduction - Robert Stam 2000

        Book  Please read 'Just in time: The Impact of Deleuze" pp. 256-62

    3. Required reading: 3 items
      1. Negotiations, 1972-1990 - Gilles Deleuze c1995

        Book  Please read 'Three questions on Six fois deux' pp. 113-19

      2. Cinema 2 : The Time-Image - Gilles Deleuze, Hugh Tomlinson, Robert Galeta 1989 (electronic resource)

        Book  Please read 'Beyond the movement-image' pp. 1-24, 'From recollection to dreams' pp. 44-58 & 'The Crystals of time' pp. 68-83

      3. Negotiations, 1972-1990 - Gilles Deleuze c1995

        Book  Please read 'On the movement-image' & 'On the time-image'

    4. Further reading: 4 items
      1. Gilles Deleuze's time machine - David Norman Rodowick 1997

        Book  Please read Chapter 1 'A Short history of cinema'

  12. Week 12 Conclusion: Cinephilia 5 items
    1. Screening: 1 item
      1. No Screening

    2. Required reading: 1 item
      1. A century of cinema [Article] - Susan Sontag, Chadwyck-Healey, Inc

        Article 

    3. Further reading: 3 items
      1. Letters From (and To) Some Children of 1960 - Anonymous ARCHIVE); Berkeley52.1 (Fall 1998

        Article 

      2. EDINBURGH—DEBATE - Paul Willemen

        Article  Read 'I. The Desire for Cinema: An Edinburgh retrospective' pp. 48-50

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