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061.391, 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. 2046 Video/Film, DVD in Chinese
Sony Pictures Classics ; Block 2 Pictures, Inc. and Paradis Films, Orly Films, Classic… 2004.

He was a writer. He thought he wrote about the future but it really was the past. In his novel, a mysterious train left for 2046 every once in a while. Everyone who went there had the same intention.....to recapture their lost memories.
2. 3 films by Louis Malle Video/Film, DVD in French
2006.
Le souffle au cœur = Murmur of the heart: A candid portrait of one boy's journey from childhood to adulthood. A precocious fifteen-year-old boy's sexual maturation and unorthodox relationship with his free-spirited mother is both shocking and deeply poignant.
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3. 3 iron: 3-iron Video/Film, DVD in Korean, French
presented by Happinet Pictures & Kim Ki-duk Film in association with Chungeorahm Film ;… 2005.

  • 빈집:3-iron
  • 감독, 각본, 김 기덕
When a mysterious drifter breaks into a mansion, he discovers a lonely, beautiful woman trapped in an abusive marriage. When she escapes on the back of his motorcycle, their romantic adventures are just beginning.
4. Amour Video/Film, DVD in French
une coproduction Franco-Germano-Autrichienne ; en coproduction avec France 3 Cinema, Ard… 2012.

"Georges and Anne are a couple of retired music teachers enjoying life in their eighties. However, Anne suddenly has a stroke at breakfast and their lives are never the same. That incident begins Anne's harrowingly steep physical and mental decline as Georges attempts to care for…
5. The art of love Book, Print in English, Latin
Publius Ovidius Naso ; translated by James Michie ; introduction by David Malouf. 2002.

Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D.

6. Before Sunrise Video/Film, DVD in English, French, German
Castle Rock Entertainment presents a Detour Filmproduction in association with… 1999.

A young American man meets a beautiful French student on a train bound for Paris, falls in love and asks her to share his last night in Vienna.
7. Before sunset Video/Film, DVD in English, French
Warner Independent Pictures and Castle Rock Entertainment present a Detour Film… 2004.

Two strangers met by chance, spent a night together in Vienna, and parted before sunrise. Nine years later, Jesse has written a book about the encounter. During his accelerated European book tour, he meets up with Celine in Paris. Before Jesse's flight home, he joins Celine for a…
Sundance Selects ; un film de Abdellatif Kechiche ; scenario, adaptation et dialogues,… 2014.

The colorful, electrifying romance that took the Cannes Film Festival by storm courageously dives into a young woman's experiences of first love and sexual awakening. Blue is the Warmest Color stars the remarkable newcomer Adèle Exarchopoulos as a high schooler who, much to her…
9. Blue valentine Video/Film, DVD in English
Incentive Filmed Entertainment presents ; a Silverwood Films/Hunting Lane Films… 2011.

An honest, moving and uninhibited love story. The uncompromising portrait of Dean and Cindy, a young married couple who have grown apart, taking one night away from their daughter to try to save their relationship. Highlighted by provocative scenes alternately intimate and…
10. 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…
11. Camille Video/Film, DVD in English, French
a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; directed by George Cukor ; screen play by Zoe Akins, Frances… 1936.

Life in 1847 Paris is as spirited as champagne and as unforgiving as the gray morning after. In gambling dens and lavish soirees, men of means exert their wills and women turned courtesans exult in pleasure.
directed by Luis Bun̋uel. 1977.

A widower is obsessed by and lusts after an elusive young woman.
13. Chun guang zha xie: Happy together Video/Film, DVD in Chinese
Block 2 Pictures Inc., in association with Prenom H. Co. Ltd., Seowoo Film Co., Ltd., a… 1997.

Yiu Fai and Po Wing left Hong Kong for a great waterfall in South America, but in the end are stuck on the streets of Buenos Aires. Yiu Fai's life takes on a new spin, while Po Wing's life shatters continuality in contrast.
14. City lights Video/Film, Blu-ray, DVD
Janus Films ; mk2 diffusion ; written and directed by Charles Chaplin ; assistant… 2013.

The most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin is also his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells…
15. Closer Video/Film, DVD in English, French
Columbia Pictures presents in association with Inside Track, a Mike Nichols film ;… 2005.

Dan, an aspiring novelist, cannot help but feel immensely attracted to Alice, a young American waitress and stripper who is in London after escaping from a failed relationship. After some time Dan meets Anna, a photographer who also attracts him. From there, things go downhill…
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16. 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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17. La double vie de Veronique: The double life of Veronique Video/Film, DVD in Polish, French
Leonardo de la Fuente presente ; une production Sideral Productions, Le Studio Canal + ;… 1991.

Weronika is a Polish choir soprano, and her double, Véronique, is a French music teacher. Though they are unknown to each other, the two women share an enigmatic, purely emotional bond.
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18. L'enfant: The child Video/Film, DVD in French
a Sony Pictures Classics release, Les Films du Fleuve and Archipel 35 present a film by… 2005.

When a small-time crook and his young girlfriend have a child, he decides to sell the baby for money. When his girlfriend finds out, she goes into shock. While she recovers in the hospital, he tries to get their son back and redeem himself.
19. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind Video/Film, DVD in English
Focus Features presents an Anonymous Content production in association with This Is That… 2004.

When Joel discovers that his girlfriend, Clementine, has had their tumultuous relationship erased from her mind through an experimental scientific procedure, he decides to ease his own pain by getting the same treatment. But, as each memory of Clementine is systematically…
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20. The five obstructions: Fem benspænd Video/Film, DVD in Danish, English, French, Spanish
Zentropa Real ApS ; produced by Carsten Holst ; directed by Jørgen Leth, Lars Von Trier. 2004.

Lars von Trier enters the world of documentary filmmaking and challenges his idol Jørgen Leth to remake his 1967 film The Perfect Human five times, each time with a new obstruction, hoping each time that he will fail!
21. The happy birthday of death Book, Online in English
22. The happy birthday of death Book, Print in English
Gregory Corso. 1960.

Corso, Gregory.

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23. Harold and Maude Video/Film, DVD in English, French
presented by Paramount Pictures ; produced by Colin Higgins and Charles B. Mulvehill ;… 1971.

A black comedy about a rich, disturbed, young man, fascinated with death and funerals, who has an affair and a series of adventures with an eccentric and independent 80-year-old woman.
24. Hedwig and the angry inch Video/Film, DVD in English
New Line Cinema presents a Killer Films production. 2000.

Based on the smash hit New York show, this is a high-energy rock musical in the tradition of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This is the story of Hedwig, an ambitious glam-rocker who comes to America determined to find fame, fortune, and his "other half."
25. Her Video/Film, DVD in English, Spanish, French
Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; an Annapurna Pictures production ; produced by Megan… 2013.

"Set in Los Angeles in the slight future, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system,…
26. High fidelity Video/Film, DVD in English
Touchstone Pictures presents a Working Title Films production in association with… 2000.

Rob Gordon's record store is semi-failing, and his long-time girlfriend has just walked out on him. In order to figure out where things went wrong, he examines his past relationships with other women.
27. 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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28. Ikiru: To live Video/Film, DVD in Japanese
Tōhō ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto,… 1952.

  • 生きる
  • 東宝 ; 製作 本木荘二郎 ; 脚本 黒澤明, 橋本忍, 小國英雄 ; 監督 黒澤明
Discovering that he is in the terminal stages of cancer, a clerk spends his last months in search of the meaning to life. After his pursuit of pleasure has failed, he finds self-realization in bringing about the building of a children's playground in the slums and dies quietly…
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29. In praise of love Book, Print in English
Alain Badiou with Nicolas Truong ; translated by Peter Bush. 2012.

Badiou, Alain.

"Invoking a vibrant cast of thinkers, from Kierkegaard and de Beauvoir to Proust and Lacan, the world-renowned French philosopher urges us not to fear love but to see it as an adventure, a magnificent quest that ultimately leads us away from an obsession with the self"--P. [4] of…
30. Io sono l'amore: I am love Video/Film, DVD in Italian
Mikado Film; First Sun ; sceneggiatura, Barbara Alberti ... [et al.] ; produtti da Luca… 2009.

The wealthy Recchi family has undergone sweeping changes. Eduardo Sr. has named a successor to the reins of his company, and surprised everyone by splitting power between his son Tancredi and grandson Edo. But Edo had always dreamed of opening a restaurant with his friend…
31. Jules et Jim: Jules and Jim Video/Film, DVD in French
Les Films du carrosse et S.E.D.I.F. ; adaptation et dialogue, François Truffaut et Jean… 1962.

Before World War I in Paris, a girl alternates between a French student, Jim, and a German student, Jules. After the war, they meet again and form a constantly shifting triangle.
32. Leave her to heaven Video/Film, DVD in English, Spanish
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation ; Darryl F. Zanuck presents ; by Ben Ames… 1945.

An extremely possessive woman will do whatever it takes to keep her husband all to herself, even murder.
33. Leo McCarey's An affair to remember Video/Film, DVD in English
Twentieth Century Fox presents a Cinemascope picture ; produced by Jerry Wald ; directed… 2007.

Although each is engaged to someone else, when Nickie and Terry meet aboard an ocean liner, they fall in love. After they agree to rendezvous six months later atop the Empire State Building, tragedy strikes, and the lovers' future takes an uncertain turn.
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34. The living end Video/Film, DVD in English
Strand Releasing/Desperate Pictures presents an irresponsible movie by Gregg Araki ;… 2008.

Focuses on the relationship between a pair of young, HIV-positive gay outcasts on the run.
36. My own private Idaho Video/Film, DVD in English
Fine Line Features presents ; produced by Laurie Parker ; written and directed by Gus… 1991.

Mike - a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him - and Scott - the rebellious son of a prominent family and the object of Mike's desire - embark on a quest from the grungy streets of Portland to the open highways of the Pacific Northwest, in search of an…
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37. Now, voyager Video/Film, DVD in English
Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. presents ; a Warner Bros. First National picture ; screen… 1942.

A young woman escapes the smothering influence of her wealthy and very conservative mother through the help of a psychiatrist and an ocean cruise, where she finds love, which helps her to become her own person.
38. 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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39. 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. Pretty in Pink Video/Film, DVD in English, French
Paramount Pictures presents ; a John Hughes production ;written by John Hughes ;… 1986.

A poor girl falls in love with a rich guy, and it angers both their families and their friends.
42. Revenge of the lawn: stories, 1962-1970 Book, Print in English
43. Say anything Video/Film, DVD in English
Twentieth Century Fox presents a Gracie Films production ; produced by Polly Platt ;… 2001.

An eternal optimist seeks to capture the heart of Diane, an unattainable high school beauty.
44. Solaris Video/Film, DVD in Russian
Mosfilm ; directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. 1972.

"Ground control has been receiving strange transmissions from the three remaining residents of the Solaris space station. When cosmonaut and psychologist Kris Kelvin is sent to investigate, he experiences the strange phenomena that afflict the Solaris crew, sending him on a…
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45. Stand by me Video/Film, DVD in English
Columbia Pictures ; an Act III Productions presentation ; directed by Rob Reiner. 1986.

This film about friendship and the indelible experiences of growing up takes place in a small Oregon town as four boys set out on a two-day search for a missing teenager's body, a search that turns into an odyssey of self-discovery.
46. They live by night Video/Film, DVD in English
Turner Entertainment Co. ; RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. presents a Dore Schary presentation… 2007.

They live by night: Three prisoners flee from a state prison farm in Mississippi. Among them is 23-years-young Bowie, who spent the last seven years in prison and now hopes to be able to prove his innocence or retire to a home in the mountains and live in peace together with his…
47. The unbearable lightness of being Video/Film, DVD in English, French, Spanish
an Orion Pictures release ; the Saul Zaentz Company presents a Philip Kaufman film ;… 1988.

Set in Czechoslovakia in the 1960's, the story revolves around a young doctor who has a way with women and an aversion to politics. He suddenly finds himself caught up in his country's political turmoil and in a crisis of commitment with the women in his life.
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48. Vertigo Video/Film, DVD in English
Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions, Inc. and Paramount Pictures Corporation ;… 1958.

Scottie Ferguson, a San Francisco police detective is forced to retire when a freak accident gives him a severe case of acrophobia. Ferguson is hired by a rich shipbuilder to follow his wife who is behaving suspiciously and might be planning suicide. He falls in love with her,…
50. Wings of desire Video/Film, DVD in German, English
Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; produced by Road Movies, Berlin and Argos Films, Paris ; in… 2003.

A romantic fantasy about an angel who wishes he were mortal and is willing to fall from the sky if it means a chance to fall in love. Set in modern day Berlin, the film follows angel Damiel's path from heavenly flight to earthly delight in a manner that's comical, touching and…