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Spr 07

 

Readings:

 

For the week of:

 

1/11      Broken Blossoms

 

Sklar, Chapts. 1-4

Schatz, Thomas, “The Family Melodrama,” Hollywood Film Genres, pp. 221-228 (Xerox)

 

1/16

1/18      Sunrise

 

Sklar, Chapts. 5, 6

Robert C. Allen, “William Fox Presents Sunrise,” and Steven N. Lipkin, “Sunrise:  A Film Meets its Public,” Quarterly Review of Film Studies, August 1977, pp. 327-355.  (Xerox)

 

1/23

1/25      City Lights

         

Sklar, Chapts. 7-9

Wes D. Gehring, “The First National Period,” from Charlie Chaplin:  A Bio-Bibliography, pp. 27-42. (Xerox)

Charles Maland, “Charlie and the Threat of the Talkies,” Chaplin and American Culture, pp. 110-123. (Xerox)

 

1/30

2/1       I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang

 

Sklar, Chapts. 10, 11

Schatz, Thomas.  The Genius of the System, “Warner Bros.—the Zanuck Era” pp. 135-154 (Xerox)

 

2/6

2/9       The Roaring Twenties

 

Sklar, Chapts. 12-14

Schatz, Thomas.  The Genius of the System, “Warner Bros.—Warfare at Home and Abroad” pp. 297-311 (Xerox)

 

 

2/13      Midterm 1

 

 

2/15      Stagecoach

 

Schatz, Thomas, “The Western,” Hollywood Film Genres, pp. 45-55 (Xerox)

 

2/20

2/22      The Best Years of Our Lives

 

Sklar, Chapts. 15 and 16

 

 

2/27

3/1       Notorious

 

Schatz, Thomas.  The Genius of the System, “Selznick and Hitchcock,” pp. 381-407 (Xerox)

 

 

3/13

3/15      The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

 

Sklar, Chapt. 17

Schatz, Thomas, “The Western,” Hollywood Film Genres, pp. 55-80 (Xerox)

 

 

3/20      Midterm 2

 

 

3/22      The Manchurian Candidate

 

Sklar, Chapt. 18

 

 

3/27

3/29      Bonnie and Clyde

 

Sklar, Chapt. 19

Biskind, Peter.  “Before the Revolution,” Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, pp. 23-51.

 

 

 

 

4/3

4/5       Chinatown

 

Sklar, Chapts. 20-22

Biskind, Peter.  “Revenge of the Nerd,” Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, pp. 262-285.

 

 

4/10

4/12      El Mariachi

 

Highly recommended:  Robert Rodriguez, Rebel Without a Crew

 

4/10      Research or analysis paper due

 

4/17

4/19      Lone Star