Wednesday, May 7, 2014

ENG 281/282 Film Studies Resources

[MB: Ongoing archive. Note to Fall 2014 ENG 281 students, all resources for films we watch in class will be in this link below "Fall 2014 ENG 281: 1970-1975 Films"]

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. "The danger of a single story." TED Talks (July 2009)

BCTC Film Studies Library Guide (Ongoing archives: Compiled by Jenni Link)

Benton, Michael Dean. Letterboxd Profile

---. "Top Films From 1930 to the Present." Dialogic Cinema (Ongoing Archives)

Bordwell, David. "Three Dimensions of Film Narrative." Observations of Film Art (Excerpted chapter 3 from Poetics of Cinema. NY: Routledge, 2007.)

Cheney, Matthew. "What is Composition?" Press Play (September 2, 2014)

Choi, Jinhee and Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano. Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema. Hong Kong University Press, 2009.

"Cultural Theory/Humanities." (Ongoing Archive)

"Dialogic Cinephilia Theory." (Ongoing archive)

Dirks, Tim. "Film Genres: Origins and Types." Filmsite (Entire section of the website)

---. "Major Film Genres." Filmsite (Entire section of the website broken up into sub-sections on Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime & Gangster, Drama, Epics/Historical, Horror, Musicals/Dance, Science Fiction, War, Westerns)

Ebert, Roger. "How To Read a Movie." Roger Ebert's Journal (August 30, 2008)

Embodied Cinema (Ongoing Archive)

"ENG 281/282: Thinking About Films and Filmmaking." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

"Fall 2014 ENG 281: 1971-1975 Films." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Falzon, Christopher. "Philosophy Through Film." The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (No Date)

Ferguson, Kirby. "Everything is a Remix." [Four short videos examining remix aesthetics in multiple art forms.]

"Film Analysis 2.0" Yale Film Studies (No Date)

Forster, Peter. "Fifty Shades of Ick: Gay Panic and Star Discourse/Star Panic and Gay Discourse." Bright Lights Film Journal (August 27, 2014)

Ginsburg, Sarah. "Anatomy of the Filmmaker: Varda, the Maysles, Blank and Timoner." Keyframe (September 25, 2014) ["An infographical take on the philosophies, approaches and technological habits of a few key documentary heroes."]

Goldstein, Jessica. “What A Murder Professor Learned From Watching Every Execution Scene In American Film.” Talking Points Memo (August 5, 2014)

Ham, Robert. "The Song Remains the Same? Except when it doesn’t: a list of songs inspired by movies." Keyframe (April 28, 2014)

Hediger, Vinzenz. "What Do we Know When We Know Where Something Is? World Cinema and the Question of Spatial Ordering." Screening the Past (October 2013)

Heller, Zoe and Daniel Mendelsohn. "What Are We Meant to Get Out of Movies Based on Short Stories and Novels?" The New York Times (December 29, 2013)

Holmes, Linda. "Rating The Ratings And Whither The Weather Movie." Pop Culture Happy Hour (August 15, 2014) ["When Stephen and I talked about Boyhood, one of our side conversations was about our bafflement that it was rated R, and this week, joined by Code Switch's Kat Chow, we dig a little deeper into that question. Are ratings really information for parents, or are they still judgments on the morality of your creation? Is there anywhere to go past what a past documentary already explored? Kat talks about being carded at the movies, Stephen compares film boyhood to real boyhood, and we hear from Julie Andrews on the topic of reason."]

Hope, Ted. "32 Qualities Of Better Film." Lets Make Better Films (November 25, 2010)

"The Importance of Depth of Frame." imgur (September 2013)

Lethem, Jonathan. "The Ecstasy of Influence." Harpers (February 2007)

Mandarino, Grant. "Photography and Marxism." We are Many (June 26, 2014) ["This talk provides an introductory overview of critical approaches to the subject of photography over the course of the 20th century, with particular attention paid to the question: How do photographs shape our experience of the world? The presentation focuses on how Marxists have dealt with this medium and its ability to harness or subvert ideological positions both in practice and theory."]

Merriam-Webster's Word-of-the-Day

Mooney, James. "The Problem of Evil in Film." Filmosophy (March 17, 2013)

---. "What is Film Studies." Filmosophy (February 26, 2013)

Morris, Wesley. "Let’s Be Real: Let’s Be Cops, cop movies, and the shooting in Ferguson." Grantland (August 15, 2014)

Mulready, Cyrus. "How to Read a Film." (Handout: No Date)

Palmer, Landon. "6 Filmmaking Tips From Earl Morris." Film School Rejects (September 25, 2013)

Pariser, Eli. "Beware Online 'Filter Bubbles.'" TED Talks (May 2, 2011)

Reardon, Kiva. "The ABCs of Trouble Every Day: Sex, Love and Death." Keyframe (August 19, 2014)

Rombes, Nicholas. "The Blue Velvet Project." Filmmaker (2011-2012)

Schuchardt, Read Mercer. "Cinema—The New Cathedral of Hollyworld: How films are replacing religion in our cinematic age." Metaphilm (November 9, 2001)

Shambu, Girish. "Difficult Cinema." Girish (February 23, 2011)

Smith, Greg M. "'It's Just a Movie': A Teaching Essay for Introductory Media Classes'" Cinema Journal 41.1 (Fall 2001)

Smith, Stacy L., et al. "Gender Bias Without Borders: An Investigation of Female Characters in Popular Films Across 11 Countries." Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media (2014)

Stork, Matthias. "Chaos Cinema: A Breakdown of How 21st-Century Action Films Became Incoherent." Open Culture (January 2, 2014)

Williams, James. "A Guide to Basic Cinematography." Vimeo (2013)

Wood, Robin. "The American Nightmare: Horror in the 70s." Horror, The Film Reader. ed. Marc Jancovich. NY: Routledge, 2002: 25-32.

Zurko, Nicholas. "Gender Inequality in Film." New York Film Academy (November 25, 2013)

Martin Scorsese - The Art of Silence from Tony Zhou on Vimeo.

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