Friday, December 30, 2011

Swan's Japanese Horror Reviews #23: Horrors of Malformed Men

ENG 282: 1920s

1920

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Germany: Robert Wiene. 1920: 67 mins)

Brockmann, Stephen. "Der Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920) or Film as Hypnosis." A Critical History of German Film Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2010: 60-69. [Professor has copy of the book]

LoBrutto, Vincent. "Expressionism in Cinema: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 60-66. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

1921

The Phantom Carriage (Sweden: Victor Sjöström, 1921: 93 mins)

Battaglia, Andy. "The Metal Beast: A most unorthodox Victor Sjöström remix." Film Comment (May/June 2012)

O'Donaghue, Darragh. "The Phantom Carriage." Senses of Cinema #56 (2010)

1922

Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (Denmark/Sweden: Benjamin Christensen, 1922: 87 mins)

Anderson, Gillian. "Häxan: About the Music." Current (October 15, 2001)

Fujiwara, Chris. "Häxan." Current (October 15, 2001)

Wilkins, Budd. "Birthing Bad: Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist Through the Lens of “Nordic Horror." Acidemic #7 (2012)

Nanook of the North (USA/France: Robert J. Flaherty, 1922: 79 mins)

Duncan, Dean W. "Nanook of the North Current (January 11, 1999)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "Roots of the Documentary Film: Nanook of the North." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 203-209. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

Nosferatu (Germany: F.W. Murnau, 1922: 81 mins)

Ryan, Bill. "As if the Stars Would Wink Out One by One to Hear it Spoken, or The Five Nosferatus." The Kind of Face You Hate (October 30, 2014)

1923

Where the North Begins (USA: Chester M. Franklin, 1923: 60 mins)

Daseler, Graham. "The Fall of the House of Warner: The Warner Brothers." Bright Lights Film Journal #82 (November 2013)

1924

The Last Laugh (Germany: F.W. Murnau, 1924: 90 mins)

Brockmann, Stephen. "Der letzte Mann (1924) or Learning to Move." A Critical History of German Film Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2010: 71-79. [Professor has copy of the book]

1925

Battleship Potemkin (Soviet Union: Sergei M. Eisenstein, 1925: 66 mins)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "Editing--Russian Montage: Battleship Potemkin." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 26-32. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

1926

The General (USA: Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton, 1926: 107 mins)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "Period Comedy: The General." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 158-163. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

1927

The Jazz Singer (USA: Alan Crosland, 1927: 88 mins)
Daseler, Graham. "The Fall of the House of Warner: The Warner Brothers." Bright Lights Film Journal #82 (November 2013)

Metropolis (Germany: Fritz Lang, 1927: 153 mins)

Brockmann, Stephen. "Metropolis (1924) or Technology and Sex." A Critical History of German Film Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2010: 81-95. [Professor has copy of the book]

LoBrutto, Vincent. "Architecture in Production Design: Metropolis." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 196-202. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

Napolean (France: Abel Gance, 1927: 240 mins)

Brownlow, Kevin and Carl Davis. "How We Made -- Napolean." The Guardian (November 29, 2013)

Sunrise (USA: F.W. Murnau, 1927: 94 mins)

"#12: Sunrise." Arts and Faith Top 100 Films (2011)

1928

The Crowd (USA: King Vidor, 1928: 98 mins)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "Shot Structure: The Crowd." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 92-97. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

The Passion of Joan of Arc (France: Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928: 110 mins)

Danish Film Institute. "The Passion of Joan of Arc." Carl Th Dreyer: The Man and His Work (2011)

Greydanus, Steven. #1: The Passion of Joan of Arc." Arts & Faith Top 100 Films (2011)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "The Close Up: The Passion of Joan of Arc." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 222-228. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

1929

Man with a Movie Camera (Soviet Union: Dziga Vertov, 1929: 68 mins)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "Self-Referential Cinema: The Man with a Movie Camera." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 190 -195. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

Pandora's Box (Germany: Georg Wilhelm Pabst, 1929: 133 mins)

Hoberman, J. "Opening Pandora's Box." Current (November 27, 2006)

Un Chien Andalou (France: Luis Buñuel, 1929: 16 mins)

Barker, Jennifer Lynne. The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film: Radical Projection. Routledge, 2013. [Get through interlibrary loan]

LoBrutto, Vincent. "Surrealism in Cinema: Un Chien Andalou." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 77-83. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

ENG 282: 1930s

1930

All Quiet on the Western Front (USA: Lewis Milestone, 1930: 136 mins)

Norris, Margaret. Writing War in the Twentieth Century. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia, 2000. [Available in BCTC Library: PN56 W3 N67 2000]

The Blood of a Poet (France: Jean Cocteau, 1930: 55 mins)

Cocteau, Jean. "Preface to Blood of a Poet (1946) Current (April 24, 2000)

The Blue Angel (Germany: Josef von Sternberg, 1930: 124 mins)

Brockmann, Stephen. "Der blaue Engel (1930) and Learning to Talk." A Critical History of German Film Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2010: 97-111. [Professor has copy of the book]

1931

M (Germany: Fritz Lang, 1931: 99 mins)

Brockmann, Stephen. "M (1931) or Sound and Terror." A Critical History of German Film Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2010: 112-127. [Professor has copy of the book]

1932

Boudu Saved From Drowning (France: Jean Renoir, 1932: 85 mins)

Brody, Richard. "DVD of the Week: Boudu Saved From Drowning Current (Decenber 8, 2010)

Faulkner, Christopher. "Boudu Saved from Drowning: Tramping in the City." Current (August 22, 2005)

Broken Lullaby (USA: Ernst Lubitsch, 1932: 76 mins)

Iannone, Pasquale. "Broken Lullaby." Senses of Cinema #56 (2010)

Grand Hotel (USA: Grand Hotel, 1932: 112 mins)

Ray, Robert B. "Grand Hotel." The ABCs of Classic Hollywood. NY: Oxford UP, 2008: 3-84.

One Hour With You (USA: Ernst Lubitsch, 1932: 80 mins)

Dixon, Wheeler Winston. "One Hour With You." Senses of Cinema #56 (2010)

1933

42nd Street (USA: Lloyd Bacon, 1933: 89 mins)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "An American Musical: 42nd Street." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 144-150. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

Ecstasy (Czechoslovakia/Austria: Gustav Machatý, 1933: 82 mins)

Hudson, David. "Sex in the Movies." Green Cine (2005)

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (Germany: Fritz Lang, 1933: 122 mins)

Rivas, T.J. "Cinematic Responses to Fascism." Film History and Aesthetics Wiki (A Project of Film 110: Introduction to Film History and Aesthetics at Westminster College)

1934

The Black Cat (USA: Edgar G. Ulmer, 1934: 65 mins)

Saunders, D.J.M. "Hope and History: Beyond Violence." Bright Lights Film Journal #82 (November 2013)

Imitation of Life (USA: John M. Stahl, 1934: 111 mins)

Courtney, Susan. "Picturizing Race Hollywood's Censorship of Miscegenation and Production of Racial Visibility through Imitation of Life." Genders #27 (1998)

L'Atalante (France: Jean Vigo, 1934: 89 mins)

Dawson, Mike. "World Cinema Masterpiece: L'Atalante Left Field Cinema (March 2, 2009)

Fuller, Graham. "Jean Vigo: Artist of the floating world." Sight and Sound (February 2012)

1935

The 39 Steps (United Kingdom: Alfred Hitchcock, 1935: 89 mins)

Keane, Marian. "The 39 Steps." Current (November 23, 1999)

Wilmington, Michael. "The 39 Steps." Current (December 9, 1985)

1936

Fury (USA: Fritz Lang, 1936: 92 mins)

Barker, Jennifer Lynne. The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film: Radical Projection. Routledge, 2013. [Get through interlibrary loan]

Modern Times (USA: Charles Chaplin, 1936: 87 mins)

Falzon, Christopher. "Philosophy Through Film." Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (August 12, 2013)

Sabotage (UK: Alfred Hitchcock, 1936: 76 mins)

Barker, Jennifer Lynne. The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film: Radical Projection. Routledge, 2013. [Get through interlibrary loan]

1937

Elephant Boy (UK: Robert Flaherty and Zoltan Korda, 1937: 80 mins)

Harvey, Dennis. "Sabu’s Enduring Star Power." Keyframe (January 5, 2014)

Grand Illusion (France: Jean Renoir, 1937: 114 mins)

Cowie, Peter. "Grand Illusion Current (November 22, 1999)

Make Way for Tomorrow (USA: Leo McCarey, 1937: 91 mins)

Overstreet, Jeffrey. "#6: Make Way For Tomorrow." Arts and Faith Top 100 Films (2011)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (USA: William Cottrell, et al., 1937: 83 mins)

Rapold, Nicholas. "Short and Sweet: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." Reverse Shot #29 (2011)

The Spanish Earth (USA: Joris Ivens, 1937: 52 mins)

Barker, Jennifer Lynne. The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film: Radical Projection. Routledge, 2013. [Get through interlibrary loan]

1938

Alexander Nevsky (Soviet Union: Sergei M. Eisenstein and Dmitri Vasilyev, 1938: 112 mins)

Hoberman, J. "Alexander Nevsky Current (April 23, 2001)

Bringing Up Baby (USA: Howard Hawks, 1938: 102 mins)

Klevan, Andrew. "Expressing the In-Between." LOLA #1 (2011)

La Bête Humaine (France: Jean Renoir, 1938: 100 mins)

O'Brien, Geoffrey. "La bête humaine: Renoir On and Off the Rails." Current (February 13, 2006)

1939

Destry Rides Again (USA: George Marshall, 1939: 94 mins)

McGee, Patrick. From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.[Professor has copy]

The Rules of the Game (France: Jean Renoir, 1939: 110 mins)

Lesage, Julia. "S/Z and Rules of the Game." Jump Cut #55 (Fall 2013)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "Mise-en-scene: The Rules of the Game." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 261-266. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

Stagecoach (USA: John Ford, 1939: 96 mins)

McGee, Patrick. From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007. [Professor has copy]

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Jonathan Rosenbaum: Ohayo/Good Morning (1975 Review)

OHAYO/GOOD MORNING (1975 review)
by Jonathan Rosenbaum



Devoted to both the profound necessity and the sublime silliness of gratuitous social interchange, OHAYO is a rather subtler and grander work than might appear at first. Commonly referred to as a remake of Ozu’s silent masterpiece I WAS BORN, BUT . . . , it is as interesting for its differences as for its similarities. The focus of the earlier film is a family adapting to a new neighborhood by undergoing brutal social initiations: the father humiliates himself before his boss to get ahead while the sons are accepted by their peers only after humiliating a local bully. Shocked by the behavior of their father, who says that he has to demean himself in order to feed them, the sons retaliate by going on a hunger strike. In the lighter climate of OHAYO, twenty-seven years later, the setting is again middle-class Tokyo suburbia, but the central family is firmly settled, and serious problems — whether old age, unemployment, or ostracism — are principally reserved for their neighbors and friends. The sons’ complaint this time is that their parents won’t purchase a television set and that grown-ups talk too much; the form of their rebellion is refusing to speak. Significantly, it is the humiliations in the first film which provide much of the comedy, a subject assuming gravity only when it causes a rift between father and sons. But the more pervasive humor of OHAYO extends to the rebellion itself and all it engenders, as well as the various local intrigues surrounding it. Clearly one of Ozu’s most commercially minded movies — with its stately, innocuous muzak of xylophone and strings recalling Tati backgrounds, a similar tendency to keep repeating gags with only slight variations, and a performance of pure ham (quite rare in an Ozu film) by the delightful Masahiko Shimazu as the younger brother — its intricacy becomes apparent only when one realizes that each detail intimately links up with every other. Rhythmically, this is expressed by the alternation of simply stated (if interlocking) miniplots with complex camera setups, less bound by narrative advancement, depicting the physical layout of the neighborhood itself: the perpendicular passageways between houses and the overhead road on the embankment behind brilliantly suggesting certain structures as well as strictures in a society of interdependent yet insulated busybodies.

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Films We Want to See: The Interrupters (USA: Steve James, 2011: 125 mins)

Monday, December 26, 2011

ENG 282: 1940s

1940

Abe Lincoln in Illinois (USA: John Cromwell, 1940: 110 mins)

Tudor, Deborah. "The hysteric, the mother, the natural gal — male fantasies and male theories in films about Lincoln." Jump Cut #55 (Fall 2013)

Fantasia (USA: Disney Studios, 1940: 124 mins)

Kutner, C. Jerry. "FANTASIA (1940) – The Varieties of Religious Experience." Bright Lights After Dark (October 25, 2011)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "Animation and Music: Fantasia." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 136-143. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

The Grapes of Wrath (USA: John Ford, 1940: 129 mins)

Sánchez-Escalonilla, Antonio. "From Hoover to Bush Jr.: Home and Crisis Scripts in U.S. Social Cinema." Jump Cut #55 (Fall 2013)

The Philadelphia Story (USAL George Cukor, 1940: 112 mins)

Ray, Robert B. "The Philadelphia Story." The ABCs of Classic Hollywood. NY: Oxford UP, 2008: 85-156.

Rebecca (USA: Alfred Hitchcock, 1940: 130 mins)

Callahan, Dan. "Judith Anderson: Dame Vengeance." The Chiseler (January 2014)

The Westerner (USA: William Wyler, 1940: 100 mins)

McGee, Patrick. From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.[Professor has copy]

1941

Citizen Kane (USA: Orson Welles, 1941: 119 mins)

Gonzalez, Pedro Blas. "Citizen Kane: Biography and the Unfinished Sentence." Senses of Cinema #57 (2010)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "The Authorial Voice: Citizen Kane." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 84-91. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

The Maltese Falcon (USA: John Huston, 1941: 100 mins)

Ray, Robert B. "The Maltese Falcon." The ABCs of Classic Hollywood. NY: Oxford UP, 2008: 157-244.

Man Hunt (USA: Fritz Lang, 1941: 105 mins)

Rivas, T.J. "Cinematic Responses to Fascism." Film History and Aesthetics Wiki (A Project of Film 110: Introduction to Film History and Aesthetics at Westminster College)

1942

The Glass Key (USA: Stuart Heisler, 1942: 85 mins)

Kuersten, Erich. "The Veronica Lake Effect." Acidemic #7 (2012)

The Great Love (Germany: Rolf Hansen, 1942: 102 mins)

Brockmann, Stephen. "Die grofse Liebe (1942) or Love and War." A Critical History of German Film Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2010: 167-179. [Professor has copy of the book]

Jungle Book (USA/UK: Zoltan Korda, 1942: 108 mins)

Harvey, Dennis. "Sabu’s Enduring Star Power." Keyframe (January 5, 2014)

This Gun For Hire (USA: Frank Tuttle, 1942: 81 mins)

Kuersten, Erich. "The Veronica Lake Effect." Acidemic #7 (2012)

To Be or Not to Be (USA: Ernst Lubitsch, 1942: 99 mins)

Rivas, T.J. "Cinematic Responses to Fascism." Film History and Aesthetics Wiki (A Project of Film 110: Introduction to Film History and Aesthetics at Westminster College)

1943

Above Suspicion (USA: Richard Thorpe, 1943: 90 mins)

Rivas, T.J. "Cinematic Responses to Fascism." Film History and Aesthetics Wiki (A Project of Film 110: Introduction to Film History and Aesthetics at Westminster College)

Day of Wrath (Denmark: Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1943: 97 mins

Wilkins, Budd. "Birthing Bad: Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist Through the Lens of “Nordic Horror." Acidemic #7 (2012)

Hangmen Also Die! (USA: Fritz Lang, 1943: 134 mins)

Rivas, T.J. "Cinematic Responses to Fascism." Film History and Aesthetics Wiki (A Project of Film 110: Introduction to Film History and Aesthetics at Westminster College)

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (UK: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 1943: 163 mins)

Smith, Imogen Sara. "The Music of Words: Storytelling in Two Powell & Pressburger Films." Bright Lights Film Journal #79 (February 2013)

Shadow of a Doubt (USA: Alfred Hitchcock, 1943: 108 mins)

"Director Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Shadow of a Doubt’ – ‘Psycho’ – ‘The Birds’." Sound on Sight #309 (February 29, 2012)

Starr, Elana Rose. "Alfred Hitchcock: Auteur Filmmaker." Villanova University (ND)

1944

Double Indemnity (USA: Billy Wilder, 1944: 107 mins)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "Film Noir: Double Indemnity." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 122-128. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

To Have and Have Not (USA: Howard Hawks, 1944: 100 mins)

Hudson, David. "Sex in the Movies." Green Cine (2005)

Meet Me in St Louis (USA: Vincent Minelli, 1944: 113 mins)

Ray, Robert B. "Meet Me in St Louis." The ABCs of Classic Hollywood. NY: Oxford UP, 2008: 245-328.

1945

I Know Where I Am Going (United Kingdom: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 1945: 91 mins)

Smith, Imogen Sara. "The Music of Words: Storytelling in Two Powell & Pressburger Films." Bright Lights Film Journal #79 (February 2013)

The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (Japan: Akira Kurosawa, 1945: 59 mins)

Vahdani, Alireza. "The effects of Kabuki on Akira Kurosawa’s Auteurism, Pt 1." and Part 2 Offscreen (October 31, 2010)

1946

Beauty and the Beast (France: Jean Cocteau, 1946: 96 mins)

Steegmuller, Frances. "Beauty and the Beast." Current (from Cocteau: A Biography Boston: Atlantic-Little, Brown, 1970)

The Big Sleep (USA: Howard Hawks, 1946: 114 mins)

Chatterjee, Parma. "A Tale of Two Bookshops: Sex and Books and The Big Sleep." Bright Lights Film Journal #82 (November 2013)

Klevan, Andrew. "Expressing the In-Between." LOLA #1 (2011)

Duel in the Sun (USA: King Vidor, 1946: 144 mins)

McGee, Patrick. From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.[Professor has copy]

Gilda (USA: Charles Vidor, 1946: 110 mins)

Hudson, David. "Sex in the Movies." Green Cine (2005)

It's a Wonderful Life (USA: Frank Capra, 1946: 130 mins)

Sánchez-Escalonilla, Antonio. "From Hoover to Bush Jr.: Home and Crisis Scripts in U.S. Social Cinema." Jump Cut #55 (Fall 2013)

The Murderers are Among Us (Germany: Wolfgang Staudte, 1946: 85 mins)

Brockmann, Stephen. "Die Mörder sind unter uns (1946): The Rubble Film." A Critical History of German Film Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2010: 196-210. [Professor has copy of the book]

My Darling Clementine (USA: John Ford, 1946: 97 mins)

McGee, Patrick. From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.[Professor has copy]

The Stranger (USA: Orson Welles, 1946: 115 mins)

Barker, Jennifer Lynne. The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film: Radical Projection. Routledge, 2013. [Get through interlibrary loan]

Damisch, Hubert. "Montage of Disaster." Cahiers du Cinema #599 (March 2005): 72-78.

Three Strangers (USA: Jean Negulesco, 1946: 92 mins)

Labuza, Peter and Farran Smith Nehme. "Three Strangers." The Cinephiliacs #6 (October 21, 2012)

1947

Black Narcissus (UK: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 1947: 100 mins)

Harvey, Dennis. "Sabu’s Enduring Star Power." Keyframe (January 5, 2014)

1948

3 Godfathers (USA: John Ford, 1948: 106 mins)

Freedman, Carl. "Post-Hetrosexuality: John Wayne and the Construction of American Masculinity." Film International 5.1 (2007) [Professor has a copy]

Bicycle Thieves (Italy: Vittorio De Sica, 1948: 93 mins)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "Italian Neorealism: The Bicycle Thief." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 33-38. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

Mooney, James. "Bicycle Thieves." Film and Philosophy (March 8, 2013)

Drunken Angel (Japan: Akira Kurosawa, 1948: 98 mins)

Hogg, Trevor. "Epic Dreamer: An Akira Kurosawa Profile." Flickering Myth (March 24, 2010)

A Foreign Affair (USA: Billy Wilder, 1948: 116 mins)

Riley, Christina. "Billy Wilder's A Foreign Affair: Marlene Dietrich's Star Persona and American Interventionist Strategies in Postwar Berlin." Bright Lights Film Journal #76 (May 2012)

Fort Apache (USA: John Ford, 1948: 125 mins)

Freedman, Carl. "Post-Hetrosexuality: John Wayne and the Construction of American Masculinity." Film International 5.1 (2007) [Professor has a copy]

Kehr, Dave. "How the West Was Filled With Loss." The New York Times (March 25, 2012)

Oliver Twist (UK: David Lean, 1948: 105 mins)

Ferguson, Susan. "Capitalist Childhood in Film: Modes of Critique." Jump Cut #55 (Fall 2013)

1949

Jour de Fete." (France: Jacques Tati, 1949: 70 mins)

Ross, Kristin. "Jacques Tati, Historian." Current (October 30, 2014)

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (USA: John Ford, 1949: 103 mins)

Freedman, Carl. "Post-Hetrosexuality: John Wayne and the Construction of American Masculinity." Film International 5.1 (2007) [Professor has a copy]

Stray Dog (Japan: Akira Kurosawa, 1949: 122 mins)

Hogg, Trevor. "Epic Dreamer: An Akira Kurosawa Profile." Flickering Myth (March 24, 2010)

Megan Ratner: David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method

David Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method”
by Megan Ratner
Film Quarterly



At the center of the emotional and intellectual geometry of A Dangerous Method are Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and his patient Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), a woman so afflicted when she first consults Jung that she can only speak with effort. But she responds to Jung’s prototype of psychoanalysis, and, emboldened by his success, Jung contacts Freud (Viggo Mortensen), his mentor and (as the younger man sometimes puts it) father figure. Meanwhile Spielrein graduates from Jung’s patient to his assistant, and they embark on an affair that threatens both to cause a scandal and to discredit the psychoanalytic movement.

The actors bring an understated subtlety to the material: Mortensen is surprisingly laconic and light in the role of Freud, a far cry from the aggressive protagonists he played in previous outings with Cronenberg, A History of Violence (2005) and Eastern Promises (2007). Unhurried and assured, his portrayal of Freud reveals a man convinced of his own greatness but fretfully protective of the future of his intellectual creation. This undercurrent serves him particularly well in his single scene with Spielrein, in which their shared devotion to the movement eclipses even their shared affection for Jung.

In the role of Spielrein, Knightley is initially startling. Though her writhing and grimaces are credible, it’s her consistently spooked expression, electrified and unpredictable, that makes her performance more than bravado. Even sitting relatively still during her initial session with Jung, Spielrein seems just this side of chaos. Cronenberg explained to me that Christopher Hampton studied Jung’s own notes about Spielrein during a research trip to Geneva. Additionally, Cronenberg viewed early actuality films of women with similar symptoms. “They’re very difficult to watch,” he said, “because it’s sort of a willed deforming.” He worked with the actress to go as far as possible toward depicting such self-disfigurements without getting to the point that it would become too uncomfortable for the audience. By channeling Spielrein’s mania into keen focus, as in the scene where she and Jung measure word-association reaction times (on his wife), Knightley effects a delicate transformation from madwoman to rising analyst. From the outset, she looks for no sympathy, playing Spielrein as an experimenter, unafraid of risk to her body or mind.

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ENG 282: 1950s

1950:

The Furies (USA: Anthony Mann, 1950: 109 mins)

Handzo, Stephen. "Going Through the Devil’s Doorway: The Early Westerns Of Anthony Mann." Bright Lights Film Journal #4 (Summer 1976)

In a Lonely Place (USA: Nicholas Ray, 1950: 94 mins)

Bramble, Serena. "The Heart is a “Lonely” Hunter: On Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place." Senses of Cinema #59 (2011)

Rio Grande (USA: John Ford, 1950: 105 mins)

Freedman, Carl. "Post-Hetrosexuality: John Wayne and the Construction of American Masculinity." Film International 5.1 (2007) [Professor has a copy]

La Ronde (France: Max Ophüls, 1950: 97 mins)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "Camera Movement as Metaphor: La Ronde." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 255-260. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

Winchester 73 (USA: Anthony Mann, 1950: 92 mins)

Handzo, Stephen. "Going Through the Devil’s Doorway: The Early Westerns Of Anthony Mann." Bright Lights Film Journal #4 (Summer 1976)

1951:

1952:

Devil's Doorway (USA: Anthony Mann, 1952: 84 mins)

Handzo, Stephen. "Going Through the Devil’s Doorway: The Early Westerns Of Anthony Mann." Bright Lights Film Journal #4 (Summer 1976)

High Noon (USA: Fred Zinneman, 1952: 85 mins)

McGee, Patrick. From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.[Professor has copy]

The Life of Oharu (Japan: Kenji Mizoguchi, 1952: 148 mins)

Fromme, Jonathan. "Melodrama, Tears, and Life of Oharu." 16:9 (April 2004)

The White Sheik (Italy: Federico Fellini, 1952: 86 mins)

Rosenbaum, Jonathan. "The White Sheik." The Current (April 28, 2003)

1953:

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (USA: Roy Rowland, 1953: 89 mins)

Smalley, G. "The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953)." 366 Weird Movies (January 29, 2014)

The Hitch-Hiker (USA: Ida Lupino, 1953: 71 mins)

Greven, David. "Ida Lupino’s American Psycho: The Hitch-Hiker (1953)." Bright Lights After Dark (February 27, 2014)

Mr. Hulot's Holiday (France: Jacques Tati, 1953: 83 mins)

Ross, Kristin. "Jacques Tati, Historian." Current (October 30, 2014)

The Robe (USA: Henry Koster, 1953: 135 mins)

Walter, Brian. "Love In The Time of Calvary: Romance and Family Values in Crucifixion Films." Cineaction #88 (2012)

Shane (USA: George Stevens, 1953: 118 mins)

McGee, Patrick. From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.

1954:

Journey to Italy (Italy/France: Roberto Rossellini, 1954: 97 mins)

Allen, Julien. "Modern Romance: A fresh look at Roberto Rossellini's newly restored masterpiece Journey to Italy." Moving Image Source (June 21, 2013)

On the Waterfront (USA: Elia Kazan, 1954: 108 mins)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "Method Acting: On the Waterfront." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 215-221. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

Rear Window (USA: Alfred Hitchcock, 1954: 112 mins)

Ebert, Roger. Rear Window. Chicago Sun-Times (February 20, 2000)

Robinson Crusoe (Mexico: Luis Buñuel, 1954: 90 mins)

Axemaker, Sean. "The Wilderness Years: Buñuel in the Fifties." Keyframe (January 7, 2014)

1955:

Death of a Cyclist (Spain/Italy: Juan Antonio Bardem, 1955: 88 mins)

Melville, David. "Bonfire of the Painted Dolls – Bardem and Death of a Cyclist." Senses of Cinema #59 (2011)

East of Eden (USA: Elia Kazan, 1955: 115 mins)

Merrick, Amy. "Living In: East of Eden." Design Sponge (July 12, 2011)

I Live in Fear (Japan: Akira Kurosawa, 1955: 103 mins)

Hedges, Inez. "Amnesiac memory: Hiroshima/Nagasaki in Japanese film." Jump Cut #55 (Fall 2013)

Kiss Me Deadly (USA: Robert Aldrich, 1955: 106 mins)

Anderson, Jeffrey M. Kiss Me Deadly Guru (June 20, 2011)

Kutner, C. Jerry. "X Me Deadly: A Visual Essay." Bright Lights After Dark (November 21, 2011)

Lady and the Tramp (USA: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson and Hamilton Luske, 1955: 76 mins)

Dowd, James J. "Understanding Social Mobility Through the Movies." Cinematic Sociology: Social Life in Film. Los Angeles, CA: Sage, 2013: 60-69. [In BCTC Library PN1995.9 S6 C543 2013]

The Night of the Hunter (USA: Charles Laughton, 1955: 93 mins)

Williams, Evan Calder. "Sunset with Chainsaw: A New Way of Reading Horror Film Politically." Film Quarterly 64.4 (Summer 2011): 28-33. [I have a copy for students]

Ordet (Denmark: Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1955: 126 mins)

Hughes, Darren. "#3: Ordet." Arts and Faith Top 100 Films (2011)

Rebel Without a Cause (USA: Nicholas Ray, 1955: 111 mins)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "Widescreen Filmmaking: Rebel Without a Cause." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 249-254. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

Slocum, J. David. Rebel Without a Cause Senses of Cinema #59 (2011)

1956:

A Man Escaped (France: Robert Bresson, 1956: 99 mins)

"A Man Escaped." Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

McQuain, Christopher. "A Man Escaped: The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)." DVD Talk (March 26, 2013)

Tupitsyn, Masha. "On Robert Bresson." Necessary Fiction (January 8, 2014)

Baby Doll (USA: Elia Cazan, 1956: 114 mins)

Kuerstein, Erich. "All Tomorrow's Playground Narratives: Stanley Kubrick's Lolita." Bright Lights Film Journal #65 (August 2009)

Death in the Garden (France/Mexico: Luis Buñuel, 1956: 104 mins)

Axemaker, Sean. "The Wilderness Years: Buñuel in the Fifties." Keyframe (January 7, 2014)

Forbidden Planet (USA: Fred M. Wilcox, 1956: 98 mins)

"Week 1: Forbidden Planet." Future Screen (August 7, 2013)

The Ten Commandments (USA: Cecil B. DeMille, 1956: 220 mins)

Walter, Brian. "Love In The Time of Calvary: Romance and Family Values in Crucifixion Films." Cineaction #88 (2012)

1957:

The Cranes are Flying (Soviet Union: Mikhail Kalatozov, 1957: 97 mins)

Wexler, Haskell. "One Scene: The Cranes Are Flying." Current (August 22, 2011)

A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era (Japan: Yûzô Kawashima, 1957: 110 mins)

Saunders, D.J.M. "No Gloomy Ones: Double Suicide?" Bright Lights Film Journal #81 (July 2013)

Throne of Blood (Japan: Akira Kurosawa, 1957: 110 mins)

Hogg, Trevor. "Epic Dreamer: An Akira Kurosawa Profile." Flickering Myth (March 24, 2010)

1958:

Cairo Station (Egypt: Youssef Chahine, 1958: 77 mins)

Kaufman, Anthony. "Another Stop at Cairo Station: Youssef Chahine’s scathing look at societal breakdown in Egypt feels more prescient than ever." Keyframe (April 7, 2014)

The Hidden Fortress (Japan: Akira Kurosawa, 1958: 139 mins)

Hogg, Trevor. "Epic Dreamer: An Akira Kurosawa Profile." Flickering Myth (March 24, 2010)

The Lovers (France: Louis Malle, 1958: 90 mins)

Vincendeau, Ginette. "The Lovers: Succès de scandale." The Current (May 12, 2008)

Man of the West (USA: Anthony Mann, 1958: 100 mins)

Wood, Robin. "Man(n) of the West(ern)." Cineaction #90 (2013) [Professor has a copy of the magazine]

Mon Oncle (France/Italy: Jacques Tati, 1958: 117 mins)

Ross, Kristin. "Jacques Tati, Historian." Current (October 30, 2014)

Touch of Evil (USA: Orson Welles, 1958: 95 mins)

Chapman, Mark. "Clashing Harmonics: The Characteristics of Sound in Orson Welles' Touch of Evil." Bright Lights Film Journal #76 (May 2012)

Vertigo (USA: Alfred Hitchcock, 1958: 128 mins

Scorsese, Martin. "The Persisting Vision: Reading the Language of Cinema." The New York Review of Books (August 15, 2013)

1959:

The Bridge (West Germany: Bernhard Wicki, 1959: 103 mins)

Brockmann, Stephen. "Die Brücke (1959): Film and War." A Critical History of German Film Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2010: 302-313. [Professor has copy of the book]

Gidget (USA: Paul Wendkos, 1959: 95 mins)

Engle, John. "August and Everything After: A Half-Century of Surfing in Cinema." Bright Lights Film Journal #80 (May 2013)

Hiroshima, Mon Amour (France/Japan: Alain Resnais, 1959: 90 mins)

Barker, Jennifer Lynne. The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film: Radical Projection. Routledge, 2013. [Get through interlibrary loan]

Caruth, Cathy. Unclaimed Experience: Trauma, Narrative, and History. Baltimore, MD: The John Hopkins University Press, 1996. [Available in the BCTC libraryPN771 C338]

North by Northwest (USA: Alfred Hitchcock, 1959: 136 mins)

Daseler, Graham. "Depth Takes a Holiday: Good Bad Movies." Bright Lights Film Journal #80 (May 2013)

Rio Bravo (USA: Howard Hawks, 1959: 141 mins)

McGee, Patrick. From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.[Professor has copy]

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Films We Want to See: Sound of Noise (Sweden: Ola Simonsson & Johannes Stjärne Nilsson, 2010)

Sound of Noise. This imaginative comedy follows a band of outlaw musicians who wreak havoc on an unsuspecting city. The sonic outlaws devise a plan to take their percussion-based, avant-garde music to the streets. The group’s opus is titled “Music for One City and Six Drummers.” The outlaws consist of the band’s leader—a spunky heroine named Sanna Persson—and five percussionists who invade four of the city’s civic or corporate institutions to make music with whatever tools, machines, or equipment they find.

An example of their musical activism is the first movement of their opus titled “Doctor, Doctor Gimme Gas (In My Ass).” They invade a hospital, kidnap a flabby patient with gastric issues, and then lock themselves in an operating room. There they proceed to play music using scalpels, the heart machine, ventilators, and other operating equipment as their instruments. They even “play” the patient, a well-known television personality whose problems with gas make him a good percussive instrument with just the right resonance as one of the drummers pounds on his rotund belly. There are four musical movements all together, each of them funny, awe-inspiring, and politically provocative. The group’s assaults on a hospital, bank, symphony hall, and power station amount to acts of anarchy against civic and corporate institutions that play a role in lulling the masses into lives filled with the unimaginative routines of the status quo.
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Friday, December 23, 2011

ENG 282: 1960s

1960

The Bad Sleep Well (Japan: Akira Kurosawa, 1960: 151 mins)

Hogg, Trevor. "Epic Dreamer: An Akira Kurosawa Profile." Flickering Myth (March 24, 2010)

Breathless (France: Jean-Luc Godard, 1960: 90 mins)

Brody, Richard. "An Exile in Paradise." The New Yorker (November 20, 2000)

The Goddess (India: Satyajit Ray, 1960: 93 mins)

Burton, David F. "Fire, Water and The Goddess: The Films of Deepa Mehta and Satyajit Ray as Critiques of Hindu Patriarchy>" The Journal of Religion & Film 17.2 (October 2013)

The Magnificent Seven (USA: John Sturges, 1960: 128 mins)

McGee, Patrick. From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.[Professor has copy]

Psycho (USA: Alfred Hitchcock, 1960: 109 mins)

"Director Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Shadow of a Doubt’ – ‘Psycho’ – ‘The Birds’." Sound on Sight #309 (February 29, 2012)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "Dark Side of American Cinema: Psycho." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 229-235. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

The Virgin Spring (Sweden: Ingmar Bergman, 1960: 89 mins)

Heller-Nicholas, Alexandra. Silence and Fury: Rape and The Virgin Spring." Screening the Past (September 1, 2010)

Zazie dans le métro (France/Italy: Louis Malle, 1960: 89 mins)

Vincendeau, Ginette. "Zazie dans le métro: Girl Trouble." Current (June 28, 2011)





1961

The Exiles (USA: Kent MacKenzie, 1961: 72 mins)

Daarstad, Eric. "Cinematiographer of The Exiles." Film School (January 26, 2010)

Ferdinand, Marilyn. "Kent Mackenzie's The Exiles (1961): This uncategorizable classic captures life in L.A.'s seamy underbelly." Bright Lights Film Journal #47 (February 2005)

Virdiana (Spain/Mexico: Luis Buñuel, 1961: 90 mins)

Hill, Lee. "Virdiana." Senses of Cinema #59 (2009)

Wood, Michael. "Viridiana: The Human Comedy." Current (May 22, 2006)

Yojimbo (Japan: Akira Kurosawa, 1961: 110 mins)

Hogg, Trevor. "Epic Dreamer: An Akira Kurosawa Profile." Flickering Myth (March 24, 2010)

1962

Cleo from 5 to 7 (France/Italy: Agnès Varda, 1962: 90 mins)

Hamilton-Smith, David. "Life's Incidental Character: The Films Of Agnès Varda." The Quietus (June 6, 2014)

Dr. No (UK: Terence Young, 1962: 110 mins)

Lipp, Deborah. "Growing Up a Bond Girl." Audiovisualcy (November 1, 2012)

Jules and Jim (France: François Truffaut, 1962: 105 mins)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "French New Wave: Jules and Jim." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 170-175. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

Lawrence of Arabia (UK/USA: David Lean, 1962: 216 mins)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "The Epic: Lawrence of Arabia." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 176-182. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

Lolita (United Kingdom/USA: Stanley Kubrick, 1962: 152 mins)

Greenleaf, Monika. "Vladmir Nabokov and His Novel Lolita." Entitled Opinions (December 13, 2005)

Kuerstein, Erich. "All Tomorrow's Playground Narratives: Stanley Kubrick's Lolita." Bright Lights Film Journal #65 (August 2009)

The Manchurian Candidate (USA: John Frankenheimer, 1962: 126 mins)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "The Political Thriller: The Manchurian Candidate." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 183-189. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (USA: John Ford, 1962: 123 mins)

Freedman, Carl. "Post-Hetrosexuality: John Wayne and the Construction of American Masculinity." Film International 5.1 (2007) [Professor has a copy]

McGee, Patrick. From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.[Professor has copy]

The Pitfall (Japan: Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1962: 97 mins)

Benton, Michael. "Pitfall/Otoshiana (Japan: Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1962)." Dialogic (January 1, 2009)

Sanjuro (Japan: Aikra Kurosawa, 1962: 96 mins)

Hogg, Trevor. "Epic Dreamer: An Akira Kurosawa Profile." Flickering Myth (March 24, 2010)

Sragow, Michael. "Sanjuro." Current (January 22, 2007)

The Trial of Joan of Arc
(France: Robert Bresson, 1962: 65 mins)

Tupitsyn, Masha. "On Robert Bresson." Necessary Fiction (January 8, 2014)

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (USA: Robert Aldrich, 1962: 134 mins)

Greven, David. "Bringing Out Baby Jane: Camp, Sympathy, and the 1960s Horror-Woman’s Film." Jump Cut #55 (Fall 2013)

1963

The Birds (USA: Alfred Hitchcock, 1963: 119 mins)

"Director Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Shadow of a Doubt’ – ‘Psycho’ – ‘The Birds’." Sound on Sight #309 (February 29, 2012)

From Russia With Love (UK: Terence Young, 1963: 115 mins)

Lipp, Deborah. "Growing Up a Bond Girl." Audiovisualcy (November 1, 2012)

High and Low (Japan: Akira Kurosawa, 1963: 143 mins)

Hogg, Trevor. "Epic Dreamer: An Akira Kurosawa Profile." Flickering Myth (March 24, 2010)

Le Petit Soldat (France: Jean-Luc Godard, 1963: 88 mins)

Brody, Richard. "An Exile in Paradise." The New Yorker (November 20, 2000)

Vicari, Justin. "Colonial fictions: Le Petit Soldat and its revisionist sequel, Beau Travail." Jump Cut #50 (2008)

Les Carabiniers (France/Italy: Jean-Luc Godard, 1963: 80 mins)

Brody, Richard. "An Exile in Paradise." The New Yorker (November 20, 2000)

Kaletzky, Marianne. "Enfeebling Fables: Weak Allegory in Les Carabiniers and The Silence." Bright Lights Film Journal #82 (November 2013)

Lord of the Flies (UK: Peter Brooks, 1963: 92 mins)

"Three Reasons: Lord of the Flies Current (July 12, 2013)

The Organizer (Italy: Mario Monicello, 1963: 126 mins)

Hoberman, J. "The Organizer: Description of a Struggle." Current (April 24, 2012)

Monicello, Mario. "Workers Unite: On The Organizer." The Current (May 1, 2012)

Shock Corridor (USA: Samuel Fuller, 1963: 101 mins)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "The Art of the B Movie: Shock Corridor." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 292-297. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

The Silence (Sweden: Ingmar Bergman, 1963: 96 mins)

Kaletzky, Marianne. "Enfeebling Fables: Weak Allegory in Les Carabiniers and The Silence." Bright Lights Film Journal #82 (November 2013)

Winter Light (Sweden: Ingmar Bergman, 1963: 81 mins)

King, Michelle R. "#17: Winter Light." Arts and Faith Top 100 Films (2011)

1964

Assassination (Japan: Masahiro Shinoda, 1964: 104 mins)

Harper, Dan. "Assassination." Senses of Cinema #59 (2011)

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (USA/UK: Stanley Kubrick, 1964: 95 mins)

The Power Principle: Corporate Empire and the Rise of the National Security State (Metanoia Films, 2012) [3 pts: 1 Empire; 2 Propaganda; 3 Apocalypse. Part 3 discusses Dr Strangelove)

The Fall of the Roman Empire (USA: Anthony Mann, 1964: 188 mins)
Sabo, Lee Weston. "Auteurs in the Arena Anthony Mann's The Fall of the Roman Empire." Bright Lights Film Journal #76 (May 2012)

A Fistful of Dollars (Italy/Spain/West Germany: Sergio Leone, 1964: 99 mins)

McGee, Patrick. From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.[Professor has copy]

Siu, Carmen. "C'era una volta la storia: Credit Sequences and Storytelling, Leone Style." Film International 5.1 (2007) [Professor has copy]

Goldfinger (UK: Guy Hamilton, 1964: 110 mins)

Lipp, Deborah. "Growing Up a Bond Girl." Audiovisualcy (November 1, 2012)

The Gospel According to St. Matthew (Italy/France: Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1964: 137 mins)

Aslan, Reza. "Zealot." Radio West (October 18, 2013)

Greydanus, Stephen D. "#7: The Gospel According to St. Matthew." Arts and Faith Top 100 Films (2011)

Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte (USA: Robert Aldritch, 1964: 133 mins)

Greven, David. "Bringing Out Baby Jane: Camp, Sympathy, and the 1960s Horror-Woman’s Film." Jump Cut #55 (Fall 2013)

Kwaidan (Japan: Masaki Kobayashi, 1964: 125 mins)

Wada-Marciano, Mitsuyo. "J-horror: New Media’s Impact on Contemporary Japanese Horror Cinema." Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema. ed. Jinhee Choi & Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano. Hong Kong University, 2009: 15-37.

Onibaba (Japan: Kaneto Shindô, 1964: 103 mins)

Wada-Marciano, Mitsuyo. "J-horror: New Media’s Impact on Contemporary Japanese Horror Cinema." Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema. ed. Jinhee Choi & Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano. Hong Kong University, 2009: 15-37.

The Pawnbroker (USA: Sydney Lumet, 1964: 116 mins)

Celluloid Liberation Front. "Auschwitz­–Harlem: Post-Traumatic Economy in The Pawnbroker." Senses of Cinema #59 (2011)

The Soft Skin (France/Portugal: François Truffaut, 1964: 113 mins)

Cain, Maximilian Le. "Love in Flight: François Truffaut’s La Peau Douce." Senses of Cinema #33 (2004)

Klevan, Andrew. "Expressing the In-Between." LOLA #1 (2011)

Strait-Jacket (USA: William Castle, 1964: 93 mins)

Greven, David. "Bringing Out Baby Jane: Camp, Sympathy, and the 1960s Horror-Woman’s Film." Jump Cut #55 (Fall 2013)

The Train (France/Italy/USA: John Frankenheimer and Arthur Penn, 1964: 133 mins)

Barker, Jennifer Lynne. The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film: Radical Projection. Routledge, 2013. [Get through interlibrary loan]

Woman in the Dunes (Japan: Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964: 123 mins)

Hudson, David. "Sex in the Movies." Green Cine (2005)

1965

Alphaville (France: Jean-Luc Godard, 1965: 99 mins)

Yoshioka, Maximilian. "Technocratic Totalitarianism: One-Dimensional Thought in Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville." Bright Lights Film Journal #78 (November 2012)

For a Few Dollars More (Italy/Spain/West Germany: Sergio Leone, 1965: 132 mins)

McGee, Patrick. From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.[Professor has copy]

Siu, Carmen. "C'era una volta la storia: Credit Sequences and Storytelling, Leone Style." Film International 5.1 (2007) [Professor has copy]

My Way Home (Hungary: Miklós Jancsó, 1965: 108 mins)

Risselada, Brian and Josh Ryan. "Miklós Jancsó." Syndromes and a Century #7 (February 13, 2014) ["... the films of acclaimed Hungarian director Miklós Jancsó who passed away on January 31, 2014 at the age of 92. In particular we look at his films My Way Home (1964), The Round-Up (1965) and The Red and the White (1967)."]

Planet of the Vampires (Italy/Spain: Mario Bava: 1965: 86 mins)

"Planet of the Vampires." The Projection Booth #175 (July 15, 2014)

Red Beard (Japan: Akira Kurosawa, 1965: 185 mins)

Hogg, Trevor. "Epic Dreamer: An Akira Kurosawa Profile." Flickering Myth (March 24, 2010)

Samurai Spy (Japan: Masahiro Shinoda, 1965: 102 mins)

Silver, Alain. "The Thin Line between Truth and Lies: Masahiro Shinoda’s Samurai Spy." Senses of Cinema #59 (2011)

Thunderball (UK: Terence Young, 1965: 130 mins)

Lipp, Deborah. "Growing Up a Bond Girl." Audiovisualcy (November 1, 2012)

1966

Alice in Wonderland (UK: Jonathan Miller, 1966: 72 mins)

Smalley, G. "Alice in Wonderland (1966)." 366 Weird Movies (April 2, 2013)

Andrei Rublev (Soviet Union: Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966: 205 mins)

Greydanus, Steven D. "#2: Andrei Rublev." Arts and Faith Top 100 Films (2011)

Au Hasard Balthazar (France/Sweden: Robert Bresson, 1966: 95 mins)

Overstreet, Jeffrey. "#5: Au Hasard Balthazar." Arts and Faith Top 100 Films (2011)

Tupitsyn, Masha. "On Robert Bresson." Necessary Fiction (January 8, 2014)

Blow-Up (UK/Italy/USA: Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966: 111 mins)

Kenny, Glen and Peter Labuza. "Blow Up." The Cinephiliacs #1 (July 14, 2012)

Cul-de-sac (United Kingdom: Roman Polanski, 1966: 113 mins)

Hudson, David. "Polanski Season." Notebook (August 16, 2011)

Daisies (Czechoslovakia: Vera Chytilová, 1966: 74 mins)

Erickson, Steve. "The Art of Resistance: The brief, bright flowering of the Czech New Wave." Moving Image Source (April 24, 2012)

The Endless Summer (USA: Bruce Brown, 1966: 95 mins)

Engle, John. "August and Everything After: A Half-Century of Surfing in Cinema." Bright Lights Film Journal #80 (May 2013)

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (Italy/Spain/West Germany: Sergio Leone, 1966: 161 mins)

McGee, Patrick. From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.[Professor has copy]

Siu, Carmen. "C'era una volta la storia: Credit Sequences and Storytelling, Leone Style." Film International 5.1 (2007) [Professor has copy]


The Art of Editing in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from Max Tohline on Vimeo.




Masculin Féminin (France/Sweden: Jean-Luc Godard, 1966: 103 mins)

Brody, Richard. "An Exile in Paradise." The New Yorker (November 20, 2000)

Modesty Blaise (UK: Joseph Losey, 1966: 119 mins)

Grant, Catherine. "Notes on Mirror Visions in Modesty Blaise. La Furia Umana #17 (2013)

The Professionals (USA: Richard Brooks, 1966: 117 mins)

Daseler, Graham. "Depth Takes a Holiday: Good Bad Movies." Bright Lights Film Journal #80 (May 2013)

The Red and the Black (Hungary/Soviet Union: Miklós Jancsó, 1967: 90 mins)

Risselada, Brian and Josh Ryan. "Miklós Jancsó." Syndromes and a Century #7 (February 13, 2014) ["... the films of acclaimed Hungarian director Miklós Jancsó who passed away on January 31, 2014 at the age of 92. In particular we look at his films My Way Home (1964), The Round-Up (1965) and The Red and the White (1967)."]

A Report on the Party and the Guests (Czechoslovakia: Jan Nemec, 1966: 71 mins)

Erickson, Steve. "The Art of Resistance: The brief, bright flowering of the Czech New Wave." Moving Image Source (April 24, 2012)

The Round-Up (Hungary: Miklós Jancsó, 1966: 90 mins)

Risselada, Brian and Josh Ryan. "Miklós Jancsó." Syndromes and a Century #7 (February 13, 2014) ["... the films of acclaimed Hungarian director Miklós Jancsó who passed away on January 31, 2014 at the age of 92. In particular we look at his films My Way Home (1964), The Round-Up (1965) and The Red and the White (1967)."]

Seconds (USA: John Frankenheimer, 1966: 106 mins)

Blakeslee, David, Sean Hutchinson and Scott Nye. "John Frankenheimer's Seconds." Criterion Cast #148 (September 10, 2014)




Traces of Stones (East Germany: Frank Beyer, 1966: 139 mins)

Brockmann, Stephen. "Spur der Steine (1966) or Traces of Repression." A Critical History of German Film Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2010: 246-257. [Professor has copy of the book]

Young Torless (West Germany:France: Volker Schlöndorff, 1966: 90 mins)

Brockmann, Stephen. "Der junge Törless (1966) or Recapturing Tradition." A Critical History of German Film Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2010: 314-327. [Professor has copy of the book]

1967

2 or 3 Things I know About Her (France: Jean-Luc Godard, 1967: 87 mins)

Bredin, John. "2 or 3 Ways Godard Taught Us How to Speak and Live." Acidemic #6 (2010)

Brody, Richard. "An Exile in Paradise." The New Yorker (November 20, 2000)

Belle de Jour (France/Italy: Luis Buñuel, 1967: 101 mins)

Ebert, Roger. "Belle de Jour." Chicago Sun-Times (July 25, 1999)

Bonnie and Clyde (USA: Arthur Penn, 1967: 112 mins)

Daesler, Graham. "Cutter's Way: The Mysterious Art of Film Editing." Bright Lights Film Journals #78 (2012)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "The Period Film as Mirror for the Present: Bonnie and Clyde." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 53-59. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

I Am Curious (Yellow) (Sweden: Vilgot Sjöman, 1967: 121 mins)

Hudson, David. "Sex in the Movies." Green Cine (2005)

La Chinoise (France: Jean-Luc Godard, 1967: 96 mins)

Brody, Richard. "An Exile in Paradise." The New Yorker (November 20, 2000)

Le Samourai (France/Italy: Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967: 105 mins)

"Le Samourai: Places and Maps." Cine-Tourist (2012)

Marketa Lazarová (Czechoslovakia: Frantisek Vlácil, 1967: 162 mins)

Hames, Peter. "In the Shadow of the Werewolf: František Vláčil's Markéta Lazarová." Central European Review (October 16, 2000)

Hoberman, J. "Prague's Savage Spring." The New York Review of Books (July 3, 2013)

Playtime (France/Italy: Jacques Tati, 1967: 115 mins)

Ross, Kristin. "Jacques Tati, Historian." Current (October 30, 2014)

Trans-Europ Express (France/Belgium: Alain Robbe-Grillet, 1967: 105 mins)

Ehrenstein, David. "TRANS-EUROP-EXPRESS or Alain Robbe-Grillet Goes Boating: On the many ways one can enjoy the ride." Keyframe (May 2, 2014)

Weekend (France/Italy: Jean-Luc Godard, 1967: 105 mins)

Brody, Richard. "An Exile in Paradise." The New Yorker (November 20, 2000)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "The Essay Film: Weekend." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 319-325. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

1968

The Color of Pomengranates (Soviet Union: Sergei Parajanov, 1968: 79 mins)

Nucho, Joanne. "Deep Red: The Color of Pomegranates." Reverse Shot (Spring 2004)

Faces (USA: John Cassavetes, 1968: 130 mins)

Palmer, Landon. "6 Filmmaking Tips From John Cassavettes." Film School Rejects (August 13, 2014)



Night of the Living Dead (USA: George Romero, 1968: 96 mins)



Oliver! (UK: Carol Reed, 1968: 153 mins)

Ferguson, Susan. "Capitalist Childhood in Film: Modes of Critique." Jump Cut #55 (Fall 2013)

Salesman (USA: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin, 1968: 85 mins)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "Direct Cinema: Salesman." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 267-272. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

Shame (Sweden: Ingmar Bergman, 1968: 103 mins)

Dawson, Mike. "Ingmar Bergman: Shame." Left Field Cinema (February 26, 2009)

Theorem (Teorema) (Italy: Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1968: 105 mins)

McCahill, Mike. "Theorem: Pasolini gets political." Movie Mail (April 11, 2013)

1969

Army of Shadows (France/Italy: Jean-Pierre Melville, 1969: 140 mins]

Taubin, Amy. "Army of Shadows: Out of the Shadows." Criterion (May 14, 2007)

Burn! (Italy/France: Gillo Pontecorvo, 1969: 112 mins)

Kimmel, Michael. "Sitting in the Dark with Max: Classical Sociological Theory Through Film." Cinematic Sociology: Social Life in Film. Los Angeles, CA: Sage, 2013: 27-41. [In BCTC Library PN1995.9 S6 C543 2013]

The Damned (Italy/West Germany: Luchino Visconti, 1969: 156 mins)

Barker, Jennifer Lynne. The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film: Radical Projection. Routledge, 2013. [Get through interlibrary loan]

Double Suicide (Japan: Masahiro Shinoda, 1969: 142 mins)

Rutherford, Anne. "Double Suicide and the 'fetishism of space.'" Senses of Cinema #59 (2011)

Easy Rider (USA: Dennis Hopper, 1969: 95 mins)

Martin, Adrian. "The Misleading Man: Dennis Hopper." Film International 5.1 (2007). [Professor has copy for students]
Funeral Parade of Roses (Japan: Toshio Matsumoto, 1969: 107 mins)

Risselada, Brian, Josh Ryan and Max Slobodin. "Queer Cinema." Syndromes and a Cinema #5 (May 17, 2013)


Horrors of Malformed Men (Japan: Teruo Ishii, 1969: 99 mins)

Curti, Roberto. "Teruo Ishii, the Outcast." Offscreen (May 31, 2003)

Swan, Rodger. "Horrors of Malformed Men." Swan's Japanese Horror Reviews #23 (January 12, 2008)

The Joke (Czechoslovakia: Jaromil Jires, 1969: 80 mins)

Erickson, Steve. "The Art of Resistance: The brief, bright flowering of the Czech New Wave." Moving Image Source (April 24, 2012)

Kes (UK: Ken Loach, 1969: 110 mins)



Midnight Cowboy (USA: John Schlesinger, 1969: 113 mins)

Hudson, David. "Sex in the Movies." Green Cine (2005)

My Night at Maud's (France: Eric Rohmer, 1969: 105 mins)

Falzon, Christopher. "Philosophy Through Film." Internat Encyclopedi of Philosophy (August 12, 2013)

The Royal Hunt of the Sun (UK/USA: Irving Lerner, 1969: 118 mins)

Castle, Robert. "Two Cinematic Visions of the Inca Conquest: The Royal Hunt of the Sun and Aguirre: Wrath of God." Bright Lights Film Journal #76 (May 2012)

True Grit (USA: Henry Hathaway, 1969: 128 mins)

Freedman, Carl. "Post-Hetrosexuality: John Wayne and the Construction of American Masculinity." Film International 5.1 (2007) [Professor has a copy]

The Wild Bunch (USA: Sam Peckinpah, 1969: 145 mins)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "Screen Violence as Metaphor: The Wild Bunch." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 326-332. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

McGee, Patrick. From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.[Professor has copy]