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061.140, Fall 2017

Ward, Meredith, Fall 2017
MSEL Reserves
videos on reserve at the Service Desk on M-Level; enrolled course users: for a complete list of electronic readings, see https://ares.library.jhu.edu/shib/.
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1. The gold rush Video/Film , DVD in English
United Artists ; written and directed by Charles Chaplin. 2012 .

Classic Chaplin (the Little Tramp) prospects for gold, gets involved with a dance hall girl, and deals with a burly competitor during the Yukon gold rush
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2. A short guide to writing about film Book , Print in English
Timothy Corrigan. 2012 .

Corrigan, Timothy, 1951-

This best-selling text is a succinct guide to thinking critically and writing precisely about film. Both an introduction to film study and a practical writing guide, this brief text introduces students to major film theories as well as film terminology, enabling them to write…
3. The complete Jean Vigo Video/Film , DVD in French
Janus Films ; Gaumont. 2011 .

''Even among cinema's greatest legends, Jean Vigo stands alone. The son of a notorious anarchist, Vigo had a brief but brilliant career making poetic, lightly surrealist films before his life was cut tragically short by tuberculosis at age twenty-nine. Like the daring early works…
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4. A short history of the movies Book , Print in English
Gerald Mast, Bruce F. Kawin. 2011 .

Mast, Gerald, 1940-

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5. Film art: an introduction Book , Print in English
David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson. 2010 .

Bordwell, David.

Film art and filmmaking. Film as art : creativity, technology, and business -- Film form. The significance of film form ; Narrative as a formal system…
6. Paris, Texas Video/Film , DVD in English
Road Movies Produktion, Berlin and Argos Films, Paris ; present a German/French… 2009 .

After four years' absence, a social dropout reappears in L.A. to claim his abandoned son and then heads to Texas to reunite the boy with his mother.
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7. Griffith masterworks 2 Video/Film , DVD in English
2008 .
[Disc 1.] The avenging conscience, or, "Thou shalt not kill" (1914, 91 min.) / written and directed by D.W. Griffith ; Edgar Allen Poe [sic] (1909, 7 min.); directed by D.W. Griffith; screenplay by D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods…
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8. It happened one night Video/Film , DVD in English
Columbia Pictures presents a Frank Capra Production ; screenplay by Robert Riskin ;… 2008 .

When her father threatens to annul her marriage to a fortune-hunting playboy, spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews hops a cross-country bus to New York, where she plans to live happily ever after with her handsome new hubby. Romantic complications soon arise, however, when she's…
9. Le scaphandre et le papillon Video/Film , DVD in French
Pathé Renn Productions in co-production with France 3 Cinéma in association with… 2008 .

The French editor of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the…
10. Boogie nights Video/Film , DVD in English , French
New Line Cinema presents ; written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson ; produced by… 2007 .

Tale of Dirk Diggler's rise to fame in this hilarious look at the pornography industry, the free-spirited 70s, and the indulgent 80s. Nominated for 3 Academy Awards, and winner of various other industry awards.
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11. The jazz singer Video/Film , DVD in English
a Warner Bros. Pictures production ; Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. and the Vitaphone… 2007 .

The melodramatic story of a Jewish cantor's son who aspires to be a jazz singer, despite his father's strenuous objections.
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12. A short guide to writing about film Book , Print in English
Timothy J. Corrigan. 2007 .

Corrigan, Timothy.

1. Writing About the Movies -- Why Write about the Movies? -- Your Audience and the Aims of Film Criticism -- Screening Report -- Movie Review -- Theoretical Essay -- Critical Essay -- Opinion and Evaluation -- 2. Beginning to Think, Preparing to Watch, and Starting to Write…
13. Double indemnity Video/Film , DVD in English , Spanish
a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler ; directed by… 2006 .

"A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get…
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14. Forbidden Hollywood collection Vol. 1 Video/Film , DVD in English
2006 .
In the early 1930's, before Hollywood began enforcing a self-imposed Production Code, many films allowed for extraordinary frankness including nudity, adultery and prostitution. In this restored and remastered three-movie collection, three daring young actresses are featured in…
15. Bringing up Baby Video/Film , DVD in English
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. presents ; screen play by Dudley Nichols & Hagar Wilde ;… 2005 .

An heiress determined to catch a zoologist uses her pet leopard, Baby, to get his attention.
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16. I am a fugitive from a chain gang Video/Film , DVD in English
Warner Bros. Pictures, inc. & the Vitaphone Corp. ; by Robert E. Burns ; directed by… 2005 .

"World War I is over. Johnny has come marching home. But there's little fanfare and no meaningful work for one war vet. There's only the desperate life of an unjustly convicted fugitive. Twice he is sentenced to a chain gang. Twice he escapes. They can put his hands and feet in…
17. The thief of Bagdad: an Arabian Nights fantasy Video/Film , DVD in English
directed by Raoul Walsh ; scenario by Lotta Woods ; screenplay by Elton Thomas ;… 2004 .

A carefree pickpocket turns his appealing brand of mischievous thievery toward the attainment of happiness-- and an exotic Princess. The only way he can win either is by retrieving the rarest treasures hidden within the mysterious Orient, a quest that grows more fantastic with…
18. Man with a movie camera: Chelovek s kinoapparatom Video/Film , DVD in English
produced by Vufku. 2003 .

An experimental film which uses numerous cinematic techniques (split screens, multiple superimpositions, variable speeds, et cetera) to present a dawn to dusk view of the Soviet Union to study the relation between cinema and reality.
19. The art of Buster Keaton Video/Film , DVD in English
2001 .
Some of the funniest, most spectacularly athletic comedies starring Buster Keaton ever made. Keaton also wrote and directed many of his films.
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20. A short guide to writing about film Book , Print in English
Timothy Corrigan. 2001 .

Corrigan, Timothy

21. Hua yang nian hua: In the mood for love Video/Film , DVD in Chinese
USA Films ; Block 2 Pictures, Paradis Films present a Jet Tone Films production ;… 2000 .

The story of two lonely people who discover in each other the intimacy they have lost in their marriages.
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22. In the Mood for Love Video/Film , Online in English
23. Treasures from American film archives: 50 preserved films Video/Film , DVD in English , Yiddish , Spanish
producer, National Film Preservation Foundation ; curator, Scott Simmon ; music curator,… 2000 .

An anthology of films from 18 American film archives. Films include documentaries, newsreels, the earliest American movies, avant-garde and independent works, pioneering special effects, amateur and home movies, animated and industrial films, and silent movies from the earliest…
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24. Buffalo '66 Video/Film , DVD in English
Lions Gate Films ; directed by Vincent Gallo ; produced by Chris Hanley ; original story… 1998 .

C.I.A. agent, Billy Brown, brings his wife home to meet his absurdly dysfunctional family. Only Billy's not really in the C.I.A., and his "wife," Layla, is actually a young tap dancer he just kidnapped to impress his ridiculous and unloving parents. In reality, Billy's whole life…
Kino International ; [produced by] Film Preservation Associates and The British Film… 1994 .

The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this collection of the cinema's formative works. More than crucial historical artifacts, these films reveal the foundation from which the styles and stories of the contemporary cinema would later arise.
26. The player Video/Film , DVD in English
Avenue Pictures in association with Spelling Entertainment presents ; a David… 1992 .

"I was just thinking what an interesting concept it is to eliminate the writer from the artistic process. If we could just get rid of these actors and directors, maybe we've got something here."--Griffin Mill. Griffin is a slick, successful film studio vice president whose…
28. Un chien andalou Video/Film , DVD in French
les Grands films classiques ; mise en scène de Louis Buñuel ; d'après un scenario de… 1960 .

Filmed in the subjective language of the unconscious, this early avant-grade film appears as fresh today as when it first appeared.
29. Psycho Video/Film , DVD in English
Paramount ; screenplay by Joseph Stefano ; director of photography, John L. Russell ;… 1960 .

Hitchcock's classic film about the troubled Norman Bates whose old dark house and adjoining motel offer a supposed refuge for Marion Crane, the ill-fated traveler.
30. Touch of evil Video/Film , DVD in English
Universal Pictures Co., Inc. 1958 .

An elaborate mystery involving a corrupt police official in a squalid town on the Mexican border and a murder that ensnares a narcotics agent and his wife.
31. Singin' in the rain Video/Film , DVD in English
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; produced by Arthur Freed ; directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley… 1952 .

With fame, fortune and fans galore, silent screen idol Don Lockwood thought he had it all. But one look at aspiring actress Kathy Seldon, and he knew exactly what he was missing. Now he's swinging from lampposts, singing in the raindrops and ready for love. With talking pictures…
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32. Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious Video/Film , DVD in English
a Selznick release ; [RKO Radio Pictures] ; written by Ben Hecht ; [produced and]… 1946 .

Working undercover for the U.S. government in Rio, the daughter of a convicted Nazi traitor marries a ruthless Nazi spy, but then begins a love affair with her American contact. Torn between passion and patriotism, they must sacrifice their feelings or risk destruction.
33. Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a doubt Video/Film , DVD in English , Spanish
a Universal Picture ; Skirball Productions ; produced by Jack H. Skirball ; directed by… 1942 .

Joseph Cotten stars as Uncle Charlie, a calculating and charming killer who hides out in his relatives' small hometown. There, he befriends his favorite niece and namesake, Young Charlie. But she begins to suspect he may be the famed Merry Widow murderer. A deadly game of cat and…
35. Citizen Kane Video/Film , DVD in English
an RKO Radio Picture ; a Mercury production by Orson Welles ; original screen play,… 1941 .

Citizen Kane: The story of Charles Foster Kane, a newspaper tycoon whose life is investigated by a magazine reporter trying to discover the meaning of Kane's dying word: "Rosebud."
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36. Citizen Kane Video/Film , Blu-ray , DVD in English , Polish , Portuguese
an RKO Radio Picture ; a Mercury production ; by Orson Welles ; original screen play,… 1941 .

Citizen Kane: Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
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37. The Lady Eve Video/Film , DVD in English
Paramount Pictures ; produced by Paul Jones ; written and directed by Preston Sturges. 1941 .

38. The Maltese falcon Video/Film , DVD in English
[presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. ; executive producer, Hal B. Wallis ; screen… 1941 .

After the death of his partner, San Francisco private eye Sam Spade is dragged into a quest for a priceless statuette.
39. His girl Friday Video/Film , DVD in English
Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; directed by… 1940 .

Hildy Johnson is an reporter who is matched in force only by her conniving-but-charismatic ex-editor and ex-husband, Walter Burns, who dangles the chance for her to scoop her fellow news writers with the story of an impending execution in order to keep her from hopping the train…
40. The Philadelphia story Video/Film , DVD in English
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; produced by Loew's Incorporated ; screen play by Donald… 1940 .

A sophisticated screwball comedy, rife with smart dialogue, the Philadelphia Story centers on the society event of the season: the second marriage of icy, judgmental, moneyed socialite Tracy Lord to nouveau riche George Kittredge. Her first husband, suave and devilish C.K. Dexter…
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41. The rules of the game Video/Film , DVD in French
director Jean Renoir. 1939 .

A scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners, in which a weekend at a marquis's countryside chateau lays bare some ugly truths about a group of haute bourgeois acquaintances. The film was a victim of tumultuous history: it was subjected to cuts…
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42. The rules of the game Video/Film , Online in French
43. Pepe le Moko Video/Film , DVD in French
Janus Films ; M.M. Hakim ; un film de Julien Duvivier ; scénario, Détective Ashelbé,… 1937 .

A famous gangster is safe from the police while hiding in the Casbah section of Algiers, but falls in love and follows the lady into danger.
44. Snow White and the seven dwarfs Video/Film , DVD in English
Walt Disney Pictures ; supervising director, David Hand ; story adaptation, Ted Sears… 1937 .

Fairy tale story of Snow White and the adventures she has with the seven dwarfs, the prince, and the evil queen.
45. Modern times Video/Film , DVD in English
written and directed by Charlie Chaplin. 1936 .

When his boss demands more speed and efficiency, Chaplin goes crazy from his repetitious assembly line job. Primarily a silent film with music and sound effects, but occasional voices emanate from radios and television screens.
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46. Modern times Video/Film , Online in English
47. The 39 steps Video/Film , DVD in English
Janus Films ; ITV Studios Global Entertainment ; Gaumont-British Picture Corporation,… 1935 .

The 39 Steps is a heart-racing spy story by Alfred Hitchcock, following Richard Hannay, who stumbles into a conspiracy that thrusts him into a hectic chase across the Scotish moors. A chase in which he is both the pursuer and the pursued, as well as into an expected romance with…
48. L'Atalante Video/Film , DVD in French
a New Yorker Films release ; GFFA ; une production Jacque-Louis Nounez ; scénario, Jean… 1934 .

When Juliette marries Jean, she comes to live with him aboard the barge "L'Atalante", where they travel along the Seine River. The bride, becomes bored and leaves the ship for Paris where she starts flirting with other men.
50. Duck soup Video/Film , DVD in English
a Paramount picture ; directed by Leo McCarey ; story, music and lyrics by Bert Kalmar… 1933 .

As Prime Minister Firefly of Freedonia, Groucho soon reduces the kingdom to shambles. Harpo and Chico are secret agents disguised as peanut vendors and Zeppo is Firefly's secretary.