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ARTF2044 Summary Reading List

Cinema and Culture, 2020/21, Semester 1
Claudia Sternberg
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue


Andrew Dix. Beginning Film Studies. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2016 (2008 edition also usable).      


Core readings for Weeks 1-5, in order (already digitised on Minerva):

Christine Gledhill. ‘The Melodramatic Field: An Investigation.’ From: C.Gledhill. Home is Where the Heart Is: Studies in Melodrama and the Woman's Film (London: BFI, 1987), pp. 5-39.

Thomas Leitch. "Twice-Told Tales: Disavowal and the Rhetoric of the Remake." In: Jennifer Forrest and Leonard R. Koos, eds. Dead Ringers: The Remake in Theory and Practice. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2002, pp. 37-62.  

Constantine Verevis. “Introduction: Remaking Film.” In: C.V. Film Remakes. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006, pp. 3-33.  

Iain Robert Smith and Constantine Verevis. “Introduction.” Transnational Film Remakes, ed. by I. R. Smith and C. Verevis. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2017, pp. 1-18.  

Ruud Koopmans. ‘Germany and its Immigrants: An Ambivalent Relationship.’ Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 25.4 (1999), 627-647.  

Eleftheria Thanouli. ‘Post-Classical Narration.’ New Review of Film and Television Studies 4.3 (2006): 183-96.  

Jonathan Gray. Chapter 1 “From Spoilers to Spinoffs: A Theory of Paratexts.” In: J.G. Show Sold Separately: Promos, Spoilers, and Other Media Paratexts. New York: New York University Press, 2010, pp. 23-46.  



All that Heaven Allows (USA 1955, Douglas Sirk)  

Fear Eats the Soul (West Germany 1974, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)  

Far from Heaven (USA 2002, Todd Haynes)  

The Red Balloon (France 1956, Albert Lamorisse)/The Flight of the Red Balloon (France 2007, Hou Hsiao-Hsien)    

La jetée (France 1962, Chris Marker)  

Twelve Monkeys (USA 1995, Terry Gilliam) (Group B)  

The Beguiled (USA 1971, Don Siegel)  

The Beguiled (USA 2017, Sofia Coppola)    


This list was last updated on 20/09/2019