Ethics and politics look at both how we should regard and accommodate each other and what kind of things make it possible to, for example, treat each other with respect and what kinds of things don't. That I might view you as "weird" or even "inhuman" (politics) may very much dictate how I then treat you (ethics). When we examine more closely how we think about the world, it turns out that ethics and politics are inseparable. (21) -- Veronique Pin-Fat "How Do We Begin to Think About the World." (2014)
Until the lion has his historian," the African proverb goes, "the hunter will always be a hero." (quoted in Fear of an Animal Planet, 2010)
Čapek, Karel. "From the Point of View of a Cat." (Originally published 1935: reposted on Tumblr, June 11, 2016)
"How do images affect our hearts and minds? How do images influence our everyday lives, our techno-scientific practices, our connections and disconnections, our conscious and unconscious desires and fears? How do images show up in the clothes we wear, in the ways we walk, and the objects we want? How do images influence the foods we eat or don’t eat and the ideas and feelings we have about our selves and others? How do some images enter our flesh, captivate us, fascinate us, or arouse our senses? How is it that other images put us to sleep? How do images inform our habits and fantasies, pleasures and doubts, worries and joys, rituals and rebellions? How do images shape our personal, political, cultural, moral, and religious beliefs about nature and about justice? How do images influence what we imagine to be possible and what’s not? Visual images are today everywhere entangled within a complex and contradictory web of global electronic flows of information. Images are typically racialized, gendered, territorialized, eroticized, militarized, and class-driven. Some of the most powerful images are hooked-up to hi-tech machineries of war, surveillance, and the economic marketplace. Images also lie at the core of global corporate technologies of profit, control and advantage. How might such images be best understood? How might they be critically subverted, transformed, or remade?" -- Stephen Pfohl, "Images and Power" (2011)
Cinderella is a horrific story about a rich girl whose evil stepmother forced her to live as though she were a member of the working class. - Existential Comics (posted on Facebook)
"How to Not Get Caught Plagiarizing." - Greg Laden
Communication: Key Concept Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)
Discourse: Key Concept Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)
Power: Key Concept Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)
The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures Don't They (Ongoing Archive)
"The 30 Best LGBT Films of All Time." British Film Institute (March 24, 2016)
The 1000 Greatest Films They Shoot Pictures Don't They (Ongoing Archive)
Adam Curtis: Documentary/Filmmaker Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)
Anatomy of a Scene The New York Times (Ongoing Archive)
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Films (USA/UK/France: Martin Scorsese and Michael Henry Wilson, 1995: 14 episodes, 225 minutes)
Archives of Individual Films Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)
Archives of the Films, By Decade, That Do Not Have an Individual Post Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)
Arnheim, Rudolph. "Concepts Take Shape." Visual Thinking. University of California Press, 1969: 116-134.
The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies (USA: Keith Clarke, 2002: 105 mins)
Art of the Title (Website) ["Art of the Title is the leading online publication on the creative process behind title sequence design, spanning the film, television, conference, and videogame industries. Featuring title design from countries around the world, we honor the creators and innovators who contribute to the field, discussing and displaying their work with a desire to explicate, facilitate, and instigate."]
"The Arts and Faith Top 25 Films About Mercy." Image (2016)
"The Arts and Faith Top 100 Films." Arts and Faith (2011)
Balog, Katalin. "Son of Saul, Kierkegaard and the Holocaust." Opinionator (February 28, 2016)
Barker, Jennifer Lynde. The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film: Radical Projection. Routledge, 2013.
Barton-Fumo, Margaret, Molly Haskell and Violet Lucca. "Women in New Hollywood." Film Comment (February 7, 2017) ["Road-tripping crises of masculinity soundtracked by classic rock, Harvey Keitel making up for his sins in the streets—a laundry list of 1970s New Hollywood highlights can tend to lack a nuanced female presence. But the ’70s also gave us Wanda, Puzzle of a Downfall Child, Girlfriends, A Woman Under the Influence, and even Five Easy Pieces, all of which explore female identity in the era of second-wave feminism. This episode of the Film Comment podcast spirals outwards from From Reverence to Rape author Molly Haskell’s essay on Mike Mills’s 20th Century Women and accompanying interview with Annette Bening, in the January/February issue, taking a closer look at depictions of women in New Hollywood. Some of these were “neo-women’s films,” dealing with disillusioned housewives fleeing the domestic sphere; others took on female friendship without turning a blind eye to its messiness, a line that runs through Thelma and Louise, Frances Ha, and Broad City. In addition to Haskell, FC Deep Cuts columnist Margaret Barton-Fumo stops by to join the conversation, and as always, Digital Editor Violet Lucca moderates."]
Bateman, Conor. "11 Ways to Make a Video Essay." Keyframe (May 22, 2016)
---. "The Video Essay as Art: Why Process Matters." Keyframe (May 29, 2016)
Bazin, Andre. What is Cinema? Vol. 1. trans. Hugh Gray. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1967.
BCTC Library: Film Studies Guide (Multiple archives - see tabs: curated by Terry Bruckner)
Beach, R. "Critical Discourse Analysis." (Teaching Film, Television and Media course at University of Minnesota: ND)
Becker, Snowden. "Police Body Cameras and Evidentiary Videos." The Cinephiliacs #83 (August 14, 2016) ["While this show has often staked its interest in the kinds of audiovisual materials we come to praise as art, there are many different types of moving image materials out there. None feels more pertinent to our moment today than the discussions around the introduction of police body-worn cameras alongside the amateur videos that display evidence of police brutality toward members of the African American community. To address these topics is often to approach them from one of politics, but a surrounding series of questions deals with many of the same questions that cinema-minded people might find familiar: what can we learn from analyzing how they were made? What elements are manipulation are present? How will these videos be stored? What access should the public have? What is the emotional affect of viewing them?"]
Benjamin, Walter. "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction." Illuminations. New York: Schocken Books, 1969, pp. 217-251.
Benton, Michael Dean. "American Sniper." Letterboxd (January 28, 2015)
---. "The Anti-50 Shades of Grey: The Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending." Letterboxd (February 7, 2015)
---. "'Be Me, for Awhile': Ideological Becoming and Future Objectivity in Let the Right One In."Dialogic Cinephilia (September 12, 2014)
---. "City of God, Schindler's List and Contextual Viewings." Dialogic (September 5, 2008)
---. "Decoding the Success of The Matrix: A Contextual Analysis of the Influences of Postmodern Theory and Underground Cultures." (English Department, Illinois State University: 2000). [Professor has copies]
---. "Exit Through the Gift Shop." North of Center (March 2, 2011)
---. "Exploring the Nature and Causes of Violence in Films." Uprooting Criminology (February 10, 2014)
---. "Gender and Sexuality at Carnegie Center." North of Center (January 29, 2010)
---. "Getting Off on John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus." North of Center (March 30, 2011)
---. "If a Tree Falls: Enforcing the Green Scare." North of Center (September 28, 2011)
---. "Introduction and Discussion of The Battle of Algiers." Dialogic Cinephilia (February 20, 2014)
---. "Quentin Tarantino, King of the Mooks - One Basterd’s Inglourious Response." North of Center(August 30, 2009)
---. Recommended Films From the 1930s to the Present Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)
---. "Response to Jarhead." Bluegrass Film Society (November 6, 2005)
---. "Selma" Letterboxd (January 18, 2015)
---. "Steve McQueen’s Hunger (2008): A Powerful Exploration of Political Resistance and Retributive Justice." Uprooting Criminology (December 2, 2013)
Benton, Michael Dean, et al. "ENG 282 1st Week: Responses to An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (2012)." Dialogic Cinephilia (January 19, 2014)
Berg, Thomas van den. "(un)reliable (un)reliability – or, Perceptual Subversions of the Continuity Editing System." (Posted on Vimeo: 2013)
Berger, John. Ways of Seeing. NY: Penguin Books, 1990.
Beyonce. "Formation (Explicit)." (Single: 2016)
Bond, Cynthia. "Moved by a Motion Not Its Own: Some Notes on Dance in Film." Cultivate Your Queue (March 13, 2015)
Bond, Lewis. "Colour in Storytelling." (Posted on Youtube: July 29, 2015)
---. "Let's Discuss Horror." (Posted on Youtube: February 23, 2015)
Bordwell, David. "Art of the Martial Arts Film." Higher Learning (Posted on Youtube: January 7, 2014)
---. "Constructive Editing in Robert Bresson's Pickpocket." (Posted on Vimeo: 2013)
---. "Godard Comes in Many Shapes and Sizes." Observations on Film Art (December 14, 2007)
---. "Open secrets of classical storytelling: Narrative analysis 101." Observations on Film Art (January 11, 2016)
---. "Three Dimensions of Film Narrative." Observations on Film Art (Excerpted chapter 3 from Poetics of Cinema. NY: Routledge, 2007.)
---. "The Viewer’s Share: Models of Mind in Explaining Film." Observations on Film Art (May 2012)
Brenez, Nicole. "Political Cinema Today – The New Exigencies: For a Republic of Images."Screening the Past (September 2013)
---. "The Limits of American Cinephilia." The New Yorker (January 20, 2015)
---. New Yorker Essays (Ongoing Archive)
Butler, Anthea. "How Prince Set Fire to My Catholic Girlhood." Religion Dispatches (April 25, 2016)
The Century of the Self (BBC Documentary: Adam Curtis, 2002) ["To many in both business and government, the triumph of the self is the ultimate expression of democracy, where power is truly moved into the hands of the people. Certainly the people may feel they are in charge, but are they really? The Century of the Self tells the untold and controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society. How is the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in whose interest?"]
Chatman, Seymour. Story and Discourse: Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1978.
Cheney, Matthew. "What is Composition?" Press Play (September 2, 2014)
Cinephilia and Beyond (Website)
Cinephilia and Filmmaking (Website)
Citizenfour (Germany/USA: Laura Poitras, 2014: 114 mins) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)
Clothes on Film (website)
Cook, Adam. "Vincent Van Gogh In Cinema: A multilayered portrait emerges." Keyframe (May 22, 2016)
Cousins, Mark. "50 weeks to learn film: Not everything they teach at film school should be practical." Sight and Sound (April 23, 2015)
Cronk, Jordan. "The Evanescent Moment: A Conversation with Girish Shambu about The New Cinephilia." The Los Angeles Review of Books (January 14, 2016)
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (USA/Japan/UK: Wendy Apple, 2004: 98 mins)
Darghis, Manohla and A.O. Scott. "Film is Dead? Long Live Movies: How Digital is Changing the Nature of Movies." The New York Times (September 9, 2012)
Deren, Maya. An Anagram of Ideas on Art, Form and Film. Outkast, 1946.
Digging Deeper. "CGI: Embracing the Intangible." (Posted on Youtube: March 3, 2016)
---. "Serenity: Exploring the Genre Frontier." (Posted on Youtube: November 20, 2015)
"Main Film Genres." Film Site (Archives)
---. "Sex in the Movies: An Illustrated Cinematic History." Film Site (Archives)
Doanne, Mary Ann. The Emergence of Cinematic Time: Modernity, Contingency, The Archive. Harvard University Press, 2002.
Elsaesser, Thomas. Fassbinder's Germany: History Identity Subject. Amsterdam University Press, 1996.
ENG 281/282: Thinking About Films and Filmmaking Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)
Eves, Dave, James Hancock and Jessica Ramos. "Giallo." The Wrong Reel #141 (May 2016)
Fawz, Ramsi. "Radical Politics and the American Superhero." Against the Grain (April 25, 2016)
"Film Analysis Guide 2.0" Yale Film Studies (2002)
Florence + The Machine. The Odyssey (Posted on Youtube: May 13, 2016)
Foley, Darren. "The Art of Storytelling." (Posted on Youtube: May 29, 2016)
Garfunkle and Oates. "Loophole." (Posted on Youtube: June 25, 2013)
Gemmill, Allie. "Sofia Coppola and Female Coming of Age: These young women share an experience of inner life, and of parsing the culture that seeks to define them." Keyframe (May 24, 2016)
Gerima, Haile. "Ashes and Embers." The Treatment (March 28, 2016) ["Filmmaker Haile Gerima left Ethopia for the US where he studied acting and ultimately found a voice in film, becoming a leading member of the "LA Rebellion" film movement. With an African American perspective on social commentary at the forefront of his work, his 1982 film Ashes and Embers is now being re-released through Array, the LA-based film collective founded by filmmaker Ava DuVernay. Today, Germina joins Elvis Mitchell in a discussion about cultural usurpation and historical discrimination in Hollywood."]
Grusin, Richard. "Post-Cinematic Atavism." Sequence 1.3 (2014)
Hancock, James and Kyle Reardon. "Dissecting the Great Takashi Miike." Wrong Reel #237 (February 2017)
Hediger, Vinzenz. "What Do we Know When We Know Where Something Is? World Cinema and the Question of Spatial Ordering." Screening the Past #37 (October 2013)
Henderson, Kimon. "Fight Choreography Styles in World Cinema." (ENG 282 final project Spring 2016: posted on Youtube, April 28, 2016)
Hess, John. "The Fundamental Elements of Film Music." (Posted on Youtube: January 16, 2017)
hooks, bell. Black Looks: Race and Representation. South End Press, 1992.
Hudson, David. "Laura Poitras’s Risk: 'An embedded report that sacrifices impartiality for access.'” Keyframe (May 19, 2016)
Iannone, Pasquale. "Age of Innocence: Childhood on Film." Sight and Sound (July 14, 2015)
Juel, Henrik. "Defining Documentary Film." P.O.V. #22 (December 2006)
Kaneria, Rishi. "Why Props Matter." (Posted on Vimeo: November 2015)
Keller, Sarah. "Teaching Meshes of the Afternoon." The Cine-Files #9 (2016)
Kiefer, Jonathan. "How Art Becomes Film: Directors just can’t seem to resist recreating great paintings in movie form." Keyframe (May 16, 2016)
Kooijman, Jaap. "Teaching American Psycho." The Cine-Files #9 (2016)
Koresky, Michael and Jeff Reichert. "This Means War! Introduction." Reverse Shot (June 23, 2003)
Krzych, Scott. "Beyond bias: Stock imagery and paradigmatic politics in Citizens United documentaries." Jump Cut #57 (Fall 2016)
---. "CinemArchetype #2: The Anima." Acidemic (January 29, 2012)
---. "CinemArchetype #3: The Animus." Acidemic (February 1, 2012)
---. "CinemArchetype #4: The Hanged Man." Acidemic (February 12, 2012)
---. "CinemArchetype #5: The Human Sacrifice." Acidemic (February 28, 2012)
---. "CinemArchetype #6: The Intimidating Nymph." Acidemic (March 2, 2012)
---. "CinemArchetype #7: The Shadow." Acidemic (March 8, 2012)
---. "Just Whoa Stories - Guy Maddin, Canadian Amnesiac: The Forbidden Room (2015)." Acidemic (March 10, 2016)
Lee, Kevin B. "Viewing Between the Lines in The Day He Arrives." Keyframe (March 21, 2013)
---. "What Makes a Video Essay Great?" Keyframe (Posted on Vimeo: 2015)
Lenoir, Tim and Henry Lowood. "Theater of War: The Military-Entertainment Complex." (Stanford University: ND): 1-42.
Lethem, Jonathan. "The Ecstasy of Influence." Harpers (February 2007)
Lindsay, Chez. "Joel Schumacher's Phantom of the Opera." (Posted on Youtube: April 8, 2016) [What does and doesn't work in a musical film - or any film...]
Livingston, Paisley and Carl Plantinga, ed. The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film. Routledge, 2009.
Lucca, Violet, Will Menaker and Jeff Reichert. "Steve Bannon." Film Comment (February 28, 2017) ["As filmmaker and critic Jeff Reichert put it in his January/February 2017 Film Comment feature on Steve Bannon’s documentary work, “We could dismiss Bannon as the Rainer Werner Fassbinder of shoddily made straight-to-video white supremacist documentary. But his tactics have helped put Trump in the White House, so what can we learn about Bannon or America from watching them?” This episode of the Film Comment podcast tackles that very question. Reichert, along with Chapo Trap House podcast co-host Will Menaker and FC Digital Producer Violet Lucca, looks back on Bannon’s nine films released under the “Citizens United” banner. It goes without saying that there’s a lot to talk about regarding their unlikely aesthetic sensibility (sales presentation meets Leni Riefenstahl meets Michael Bay meets Vic Berger ECUs) and their characterizations of history and reality. The panel also digs into the past 15 years of political documentary on the right and the left (hello, Adam Curtis!), including the ways in which filmmakers package narratives, fact-check their material, and consider their audiences."]
Marlin, Matt. "Dear White People as Black Countercinema." (Posted on Vimeo: February 2016)
Martin, Adrian. "The Surrealist Roots of Video Essays: As Ado Kyrou long ago recognized, to watch a film is to perform an action upon it." Keyframe (May 17, 2016)
Meshes of the Afternoon (USA: Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid, 1943: 14 mins)
Mirzoeff, Nicholas, ed. The Visual Culture Reader. 2nd ed. Routledge, 2002.
Monihan, Maximon, Daisy Wright and Isaac Zablocki. "How Do You Make Movies About Invisible People?" No Film School (May 23, 2016) ["According to Isaac Zablocki, co-founder of the ReelAbiltiies Film Festival, people with disabilities are the largest minority in the United States, but are by far the least well represented both behind the camera and on-screen."]
Morton, Drew. "The American Dream in Film: As the man said, ‘America’s not a country. It’s just a business.’" Keyframe (May 30, 2016)
"Moving Images in the Classroom." British Film Institute (2000)
Mulvey, Laura. "Passing Time." Death 24x a Second. Reaktion Books, 2006: 17-32.
Nancy, Jean-Luc. Listening. Fordham University Press, 2007.
Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey. The Oxford History of World Cinema. Oxford University Press, 1997.
Parvulescu, Constanton and Robert A. Rosenstone, ed. A Companion to the Historical Film. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
Paulus, Tom. "A Lover's Discourse: Cinephilia, or, The Color of Cary Grant’s Socks." Photogénie #0 (ND)
Peter Watkins: Filmmaker and Media Critic Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)
Pfohl, Stephen Images and Power (SC532 Course Syllabus, Boston College, 2011)
Philips, Alastair and Julian Stringer. Japanese Cinema: Texts and Contexts. Routledge, 2007.
Poppe, Nicholas. Teaching La Historia Oficial. The Cine-Files #9 (2016)
"Prosthetic Memory." Robo Culture Wiki (No Date)
Puschak, Evan. "Under the Skin: The Pain of Art House Films." (Posted on Youtube: July 14, 2014)
Ramirez-Berg, Charles. "Categorizing the Other: Stereotypes and Stereotyping." Latino Images in Film: Stereotypes, Subversion, Resistance. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002. pgs. 13-37.
Renée, V. "Learn 15 Key Elements of Mise-en-Scène from This Handy Infographic." No Film School (September 18, 2016)
Rizov, Vadim. "Anti-Art Criticism, 'In the Age of Trump.'" Filmmaker (February 2, 2017)
Schantz, Ned. "Teaching The Bridge." The Cine-Files #9 (2016)
Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. "Between Men." (PDF online: No Date)
Shohat, Ella and Robert Stam. "Stereotype, Realism and the Struggle Over Representation." Unthinking Eurocentrism. Routledge, 1994: 178 - 219.
Sobchack, Vivian. Carnal Thoughts: Embodiment and Moving Image Culture. University of California Press, 2004.
Sontag, Susan. "The Decay of Cinema." The New York Times (February 25, 1996)
---. "In Plato's Cave." On Photography. Delta, 1977: 3-24.
Soviet Movies in English (Website that offers free movies to watch online)
Stanley, Tarshia L. "Teaching The Birth of a Nation at Spelman College." The Cine-Files #9 (2016)
Stephens, Kyle. "Teaching Casablanca: Clay, Ink, Documentary, Set." The Cine-Files #9 (2016)
Strucci, Shannon. "On How to be a Cinephile." Press Play (February 28, 2015)
---. "So You Want to Be a Film Nerd: Episode 1." (Posted on Youtube: February 26, 2015)
---. "So You Want to Be a Film Nerd: Episode 2." (Posted on Youtube: April 1, 2015)
---. "So You Want to Be a Film Nerd: Episode 3." (Posted on Youtube: June 2, 2015)
---. "So You Want to Be a Film Nerd: Episode 4." (Posted on Youtube: September 18, 2015)
---. "So You Want to Be a Film Nerd: Episode 5." (Posted on Youtube: June 24, 2016)
Swinney, Jacob T. "The Dutch Angle." (Posted on Vimeo: September 2015)
Tafoya, Scout. "The Post-Punk Cinema Manifesto." Keyframe (September 10, 2015)
Tasker, Yvonne, ed. Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers. Routledge, 2002.
Tatarska, Anna. "Olivier Assayas’ Past and Future: Here, the director talks about May ’68 and the making of his film SOMETHING IN THE AIR." Keyframe (May 17, 2016)
Taylor, Ella. "The Essential Labor Films." Keyframe (August 31, 2014)
Tohline, Max. "Editing as Punctuation in Film." (Posted on Vimeo: September 2015)
"Top 25 Divine Comedies." Arts and Faith (2014)
"Top 25 Films on Memory." Arts and Faith (2015)
"Top 25 Horror Films." Arts and Faith (2010)
"Top 25 Marriage Films." Arts and Faith (2013)
"Top 25 Road Films." Arts and Faith (2009)
Un Chien Andalou (France: Louis Bunuel, 1929: 16 mins)
Ventura, Patricia. "Teaching The Hangover." The Cine-Files #9 (2016)
Vogel, Amos. Film as a Subversive Art. D.A.P./C.T. Editions, 2005 (originally published 1974).
Witness: Library of Free Resources for Video Activists, Trainers and Their Allies
Williams, Linda. "Hard Core Art Film: The Contemporary Realm of the Senses." Quaderns Portatils #13 (2008)
Zeke. "Ultimate List of Film Sub Genres." New York Film Academy Student Resources (March 17, 2015)
Zhou, Tony. "David Fincher - And the Other Way is Wrong." (Posted on Vimeo: 2015) ["For sheer directorial craft, there are few people working today who can match David Fincher. And yet he describes his own process as “not what I do, but what I don’t do.” Join me today in answering the question: What does David Fincher not do?"]
---. "How Does an Editor Think and Feel." (Posted on Vimeo: May 12, 2016)
---. "In Praise of Chairs." (Posted on Vimeo: 2015) ["One of the great things about detailed production design is that it pays off in unexpected ways. So today I explore the weird possibilities of that most common of objects: the chair."]
Zizek, Slavoj. "Batman: The Dark Knight." (Posted on Youtube: March 5, 2014)
---. "The Pervert's Guide to Cinema: Blue Velvet." (Posted on Youtube: March 31, 2014)
---. "The Pervert's Guide to Cinema: Vertigo." (Posted on Youtube: August 17, 2014)
---. "The Pervert's Guide to Ideology: Full Metal Jacket." (Posted on Youtube: August 31, 2014)
---. "The Pervert's Guide to Ideology: What is Ideology?" (Posted on Youtube: August 17, 2015)
Yazdani, Masoud, ed. Why Does Film Matter? Intellect, 2011.