Search – Introduction to Cinema

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Week 1: INTRODUCTION (no set reading)

Screening:

The Lumiere Brothers’ First Films (Auguste & Louis Lumiere, 1895-, 1h)

The Four Troublesome Heads (Georges Méliès, 1898, 1m)
A Trip to the Moon (Georges Méliès, 1902, 14m)

The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939, 101m)

Week 2: FILM FORM

Screening: Holy Motors (Leos Carax, 2012, 1h55m)

Week 3: FORM AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM

Screening:
Ballet Mecanique (Leger & Murphy, 1924, 19m)
The Dante Quartet (Stan Brakhage, 1987, 6m)
La Jetee (Chris Marker, 1962, 28m)
The Illustrated Auschwitz (Jackie Farkas, 1992, 13m)
The Dante Quartet (Stan Brakhage, 1987, 6m)
We Have Decided Not To Die (Daniel Askill, 2004, 12m)

Recommended (available online or in library):
Un Chien Andalou (Luis Bunuel)

Week 4: MISE-EN-SCENE

Screening:
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Wes Anderson, 2004, 1h59m; production design by Mark Friedberg)

Week 5: ASPECTS OF THE SHOT

Screening:
Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007, 2h42m; cinematography by Harris Savides)
Recommended:
Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 1975, 3h07m; cinematography by John Alcott)

Week 6: EDITING

Screening:
Enemy of the State (Tony Scott, 1998, 2h12m; edited by Chris Lebenzon)
Recommended:
Whiplash (Damien Chazelle, 2014, 1h46m; edited by Tom Cross)

Week 7: NARRATIVE

Screening:
Mystery Road (Ivan Sen, 2013, 1h58m; written by Ivan Sen)

Week 8: FILM SOUND

Screening:
M (Fritz Lang, 1931, 1h51m; sound edited by Paul Falkenberg)

Week 9: FILM STYLE

Screening:
The Age of Innocence (Martin Scorsese, 1993, 2h19m)
Recommended:
Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941, 1h59m)

—- Assessment Task Three details distributed in classes this week

Week 10: DOCUMENTARY

Screening:
One Year Lease (Brian Bolster, 2014, 11m)
Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog, 2005, USA, 1h44m)
Recommended:
Super Size Me (Morgan Spurlock, 2004, 1h40m)

—- Group sign-up for Assessment Task Three in classes this week

Week 11: GENRE

Screening:
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (Ana Lily Amirpour, 2014, 1h47m)

Week 12: PLENARY (no set reading)

Screening: Super 8 (JJ Abrams, 2011, 1h52m)

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