James Franco’s Film Language Reading List

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Dec. 20 2011 4:58 PM

James Franco’s Film Language Reading List

The following texts are required for the reading:

* Leo Braudy and Marshall Cohen, eds.: Film Theory and Criticism (Oxford Press)
* Andre Bazin: What is Cinema? (UC California Press)
* Christian Metz: Film Language (Chicago Press)
* Tom Conley: Film Hieroglyphs (Minnesota Press)
* Theodore Adorno: The Culture Industry (Routledge)
* Jerome Christensen: America’s Corporate Art: The Studio Authorship of Hollywood Motion Pictures (Stanford)

We will also study the following films:

Vertov: Man With the Movie Camera
Eisenstein: Battleship Potemkin
Chaplin: Modern Times
Fritz Lang: Scarlet Street
Siodmak: The Killers
De Sica: Umberto D.
Godard: Contempt
Kobayashi: Kwaidan
Warner Bros.: Bonnie and Clyde

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