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Movies and Politics [class project] Page & logo?
Movies as Politics : In this new collection of reviews and essays, Jonathan Rosenbaum focuses on the political and social dynamics of the contemporary movie scene. Rosenbaum, widely regarded as the most gifted contemporary American commentator on the cinema, explores the many links between film and our ideological identities as individuals and as a society. Readers will find revealing examinations of, for example, racial stereotyping in the debates surrounding Do the Right Thing, key films from Africa, China, Japan, and Taiwan, Hollywood musicals and French serials, and the cultural amnesia accompanying cinematic treatments of the Russian Revolution, the civil rights movement, and the Vietnam War. From Schindler's List, Star Wars, Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, The Piano, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective to the maverick careers of Orson Welles, Jacques Tati, Nicholas Ray, Chantal Akerman, Todd Haynes, and Andrei Tarkovsky, Rosenbaum offers a polemically pointed survey that makes clear the high stakes involved in every aspect of filmmaking and filmgoing. [books.google.com]
Society of Spectacle & Elections : titles
Maggie McClelland Luke Robets Faith Fleagle Holly Winkelman Jason Sinoben Anna Zaiceva Kevin O'Brien Matthew Schroder Kerry Simmons Oscar Garcia Britte Merculief Tish
How to present it in class? At the end, while introducing Film History
... LUL Film School : 2010 :
* 9.10.08 -- first class
-- 7.20.07 : I already know that my summer updates are coming to the end... Same : 2008 Grading Standards:
achievement that is outstanding relative to the level necessary to meet course requirements.
B - achievement that is significantly above the level necessary to meet course requirements.
C - achievement that meets the course requirements in every respect.
D - achievement that is worthy of credit even though it fails to meet fully the course requirements.
S - achievement that is satisfactory, which is equivalent to a C- or better.
F (or N) - Represents failure (or no credit) and signifies that the work was either (1) completed but at a level of achievement that is not worthy of credit or (2) was not completed and there was no agreement between the instructor and the student that the student would be awarded an I (see also I).
I - (Incomplete) Assigned at the discretion of the instructor when, due to extraordinary circumstances, e.g., hospitalization, a student is prevented from completing the work of the course on time. Requires a written agreement between instructor and student.
Homework• View films and read screenplays
• Lectures on fundamental concepts
• Analysis and discussion of films and screenplays
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PREFACE: Into to class project:
"Film and visual images can help us understand contemporary politics. Film industry is often influenced by larger political forces and it has been used by governments to propagate particular ideologies. Films, documentaries and television programs often shape the public's perception of politics." [from Politics in the Movies POLS. 120]
"W." we take as a starting point for discussion/analysis of American Politics from cinematic POV.
In class debates were the place to find common trends and differences.
Each final paper has it own point of view, but, nevertheless, they all are reflect on the Oliver Stone's movie.
[The end note after the class is over by Dec. 17, 2008 ]
feedback form for oral proposal defense :
THR334 Film & Movies Fall'07 & 08
Movies & Politics :
American Values and Political Reflection
Projecting Politics: Political Messages in American Films
Authored by: Terry Christensen; Peter J. Haas :
Part I: Studying Political Films 1. Setting the Scene: A Theory of Film and Politics 2. The Making of a Message: Film Production and Techniques and Political Messages 3. Causes and Special Effects: The Political Environment of Film
Part II: Political Films by Decade 4. Politics in the Silent Movies 5. The 1930s: Political Movies and the Great Depression 6. The 1940s: Hollywood Goes to War 7. The 1950s: Anti-Communism and Conformity 8. The 1960s: From Mainstream to Counterculture 9. The 1970s: Cynicism, Paranoia, War and Anticapitalism 10. The 1980s: New Patriotism, Old Reds, and a Return to Vietnam in the Age of Reagan 11. The 1990s and Beyond 9/11 Part III: Political Films by Topic 12. True Lies? The Rise of Political Documentaries 13. Film and the Politics of Race: The Minority Report 14. Women, Politics and Film: All About Eve? Elizabeth Ann Haas, PhD 15. Afterword
Appendices 1. An Outtake: A Guide for the Political Analysis of Movies 2. The Net: A Brief Guide to Web-Based Film Resources 3. Closing Credits: A Political Filmography 4. The Bottom Line: Film Domestic Gross Receipts by Decade
... Candidate Redford and more titles:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._(film) -- film.vtheatre.net/doc/notes
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