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MODL1800 Reading List

Introduction to Film Studies II, 2017/18, Semester 2
Dr Chris Homewood
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MODL1800 Introduction to Film Studies II

Reading List

Key resources

Bordwell, David and Kristin Thompson (2003) Film History: An Introduction , 2 nd Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Corrigan, Timothy and White, Patricia (2012) The film experience : an introduction , 3 rd edition. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Cook, Pam (ed) (2007) The cinema book , 3rd edition. London: BFI.

Villarejo, Amy (2013) Film studies : the basics , 2nd edition. London: Routledge.

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Week 1: Reading week – no teaching.

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Week 2: The French New Wave and the politique des auteurs

Marie, Michel (1990) ‘“It really makes you sick!” Jean-Luc Godard’s A Bout de Souffle ’ in Hayward, Susan and Ginette Vincendeau (eds) French Film: Texts and Contexts . London and New York: Routledge, pp. 201-15.

Truffaut, François (2008 [1954]) ‘A certain tendency of French cinema’ in Grant, Barry Keith (ed.), Auteurs and authorship : a film reader . Malden, Mass/Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, pp. 9-18.

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Week 3: Yasujiro Ozu

Desser, David (1997) ‘Introduction’ in Desser, David (ed.) Ozu’s Tokyo Story . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 1-24. 

Geist, Kathe (2006), ‘Ozu and the Nation’ in Vitali, Valentina and Paul Willeman (eds) Theorising national cinema . London: BFI, pp. 114-28.

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Week 4: New Argentine Cinema

Burucúa, Constanza (2009) Confronting the 'Dirty War' in Argentine cinema, 1983-1993 [electronic resource] : memory and gender in historical representations . Woodbridge: Tamesis, pp. 1-37.

Taubin, Amy (2009) ‘Identification of a Woman’ in Filmcomment (July-August), pp. 20-23. Available online

Taubin, Amy (2009) ‘Shadow of a Doubt: Lucrecia Martel Interviewed.’ Online. http://www.filmcomment.com/article/shadow-of-a-doubt-lucrecia-martel-interviewed Accessed 17/07/2014.

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Birmingham, David (2003) A Concise History of Portugal , 2 nd edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 161-84.

De Melo, Anthony (2012) ‘“Silence! Fado is about to be sung”: fado and the comédia à portuguesa ’ in Shaw, Lisa and Rob Stone (eds) Screening songs in Hispanic and Lusophone cinema . Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 235-248.

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Week 6: Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

King, Geoff (2002) New Hollywood cinema : an introduction . New York: Columbia University Press, pp. 49-84.

Sartelle, Joseph (1996) ‘Dreams and Nightmares in the Hollywood Blockbuster’ in Nowell-Smith. Geoffrey (ed.) The Oxford history of world cinema . Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 516-26.

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Week 7: Global Cinemas – the South Korean blockbuster

Berry, Chris (2003) ‘What’s Big About the Big Film? “De-Westernizing” the Blockbuster in Korea and China’ in Stringer, Julian (ed.) Movie blockbusters . London, New York: Routledge, pp. 217-229.

Chung, Hye Jean (2009) ‘ The Host and D-War : Complex Intersections of National Imaginings and Transnational Aspirations’ in Spectator : the University of Southern California journal of film and television. , Fall, pp. 48-56.

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Week 8: British documentary - John Grierson

McLane, Betsy (2012) ‘Institutionalization: Great Britain, 1929-1939’ in McLane, Betsy. A new history of documentary film (Second Edition). New York: Continuum Publishing Corporation, pp. 73-92.

Grierson, John (2006 [1932-4]) ‘First Principles of Documentary’ in Cousins, Mark & Macdonald, Kevin (eds.). Imagining reality : the Faber book of documentary. London: Faber & Faber, pp. 97-101.

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Week 9: Classical Hollywood Cinema

Bordwell, David, Janet Staiger and Kristin Thompson (1988) The classical Hollywood cinema : film style & mode of production to 1960 . London: Routledge. pp. 3-11.

Gomery, Douglas (1996) ‘The Hollywood Studio System’ in Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey (ed.) The Oxford history of world cinema . Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 43-53

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Week 10: American Independent Cinema

King, Geoff (2005) American Independent Cinema . London, New York: I.B.Tauris, pp. 11-58.

Newman, Michael (2011) Indie : an American film culture . New York: Columbia University Press, pp. 21-47.

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Week 11: Writing Essays

Corrigan, Timothy (2012), A short guide to writing about film , 8 th edition, Boston, MA: Pearson.

Doughty, Ruth and Deborah Shaw (2009) Film : the essential study guide , London and New York: Routledge.

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General Bibliography (including further reading)

Andermann, Jens (2012) New Argentine cinema . London: I.B.Tauris.

Andrew, Dudley (1984) Film in the aura of art . Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Aumont, Jacques, Alain Bergala, Michel Marie and Marc Vernet (1999) Aesthetics of film . Austin: University of Texas Press.

Bazin, André (1967) What is cinema? Berkeley/Los Angeles: University of California.

Bordwell, David (1985) Narration in the Fiction Film . London: Methuen.

Bordwell, David and Noel Carroll (eds) (1996) Post-theory : reconstructing film studies . Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Caughie, John (ed.) (1996) Theories of authorship : a reader . London: Routledge

Chapman, James (2003) Cinemas of the world : film and society from 1895 to the present . London: Reaktion.

Ferreira, Ana Paula (1996) ‘Homebound: The Construct of Femininity in the Estado Novo’ in Portuguese studies. , 12: pp. 133-44.

French, Sean (1996) The terminator . London: BFI.

Gledhill, Christine and Williams, Linda (eds) (1999) Reinventing film studies . London: Arnold.

Grant, Barry Keith (ed.) (2008) Auteurs and authorship : a film reader . Malden, Mass/Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.

Hill, John and Pamela Church Gibson (eds) (2000) World cinema : critical approaches . Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hillier, Jim (2001) American independent cinema : a sight and sound reader . London: BFI.

Hunt, Leon and Leung Wing-Fai (eds) (2008) East Asian cinemas : exploring transnational connections on film . London; New York: I.B. Tauris.

King, Geoff (2005) American independent cinema . London: I.B. Tauris.

Lee, Nikki J. Y. (2011) ‘Localized Globalization and a Monster National: “The Host” and the South Korean Film Industry’ in Cinema journal. Vol. 50, No. 3 (Spring 2011), pp. 45-61.

Lim, Song Hwee and Stephanie Dennison (eds) (2006) Remapping world cinema : identity, culture and politics in film . London and New York: Wallflower Press.

Mira, Alberto (ed) (2003), The cinema of Spain and Portugal (London and New York: Wallflower).

Neale, Steve (2012) The classical Hollywood reader . London: Routledge.

Neale, Steve and Murray Smith (eds) (1998) Contemporary Hollywood Cinema . London: Routledge.

Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey (ed.) (1999) The Oxford history of world cinema . Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Page, Joanna (2009) Crisis and capitalism in contemporary Argentine cinema . Durham, N.C.; London: Duke University Press.

Russell, Catherine (2011) Classical Japanese cinema revisited . New York: Continuum.

Shohat, Ella and Robert Stam (eds) (1994) Unthinking Eurocentrism : multiculturalism and the media . London and New York: Routledge.

Stam, Robert (2000) Film theory : an introduction . Malden and Oxford: Blackwell.

Vieira, Patricia (2013) Portuguese film, 1930-1960 : the staging of the new state regime . New York; London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Schatz, Thomas (2003) ‘The New Hollywood’ in Stringer, Julian (ed.) Movie blockbusters . London, New York: Routledge, pp. 15-44.

This list was last updated on 04/12/2014