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Reserves

061.232, Spring 2017

Roche, J, Spring 2017
MSEL Reserves
videos on reserve at the Service Desk on M-Level and the Centre at North Ave; enrolled course users: for a complete list of electronic readings, see https://ares.library.jhu.edu/shib/.
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1. 3 women Video/Film, DVD in English
Lions Gate Films, Inc. ; producer, Robert Altman ; writer, Robert Altman ; director,… 2004.

In a dusty, under-populated California resort town, Pinky Rose, a naive and impressionable Southern waif begins her life as a nursing home attendent. There, Pinky finds her role model in fellow nurse Millie, a misguided would-be sophisticate and hopeless devotee of sophisticated…
2. A nous la liberté Video/Film, DVD in French
Janus Films ; FilmSonor présente une nouvelle édition d'un film devenu classique ; un… 1931.

The story of an escaped convict who becomes a wealthy industrialist, only to have his carefully laid plans upset by the return of an old jail pal.
3. Altered states Video/Film, DVD in English, French
Warner Bros. ; written for the screen by Sidney Aaron ; executive producer, Daniel… 1980.

Research scientist Eddie Jessup (William Hurt) believes other states of consciousness are as real as everyday reality. Using sensory deprivation, then adding powerful hallucinogenic drugs, he explores these altered states ... and endures experiences that make madness seem a…
4. Black swan Video/Film, DVD in English, Spanish, French
Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; in association with Cross Creek Pictures ; a… 2010.

A psychological thriller set in the world of New York City ballet. An insecure ballet dancer wins the lead in Swan Lake but slowly loses her grip on sanity when a seductive newcomer is out to steal her role.
5. Blind Video/Film, Print, DVD in Norwegian (Nynorsk)
Motlys presenterer ; i samprod uks jon med lemming film ; en film av Eskil Vogt. 2013.

Ingrid is a woman contending with the recent loss of vision. While attempting to navigate a world without sight, she spends her days reconstructing the visual world by writing salacious stories that slowly morph into fantasies about her husband and other characters that may or…
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6. Blind Video/Film, DVD in Norwegian (Nynorsk)
Motlys presents, in coproduction with Lemming Film, a film by Eskil Vogt. 2013.

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7. Blind chance Video/Film, DVD in Polish
written and directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski. 1981.

A compelling drama about the difficulty of reconciling political ideals with personal happiness. This unforgettable film follows Witek, a medical student with an uncertain future in Communist Poland; the movie dramatizes Witek's journey as a series of different possibilities,…
8. The bloody child Video/Film, DVD in English
Menkesfilm presents a film by Nina Menkes ; produced and directed by Nina Menkes ;… 2006.

The true story of a young U.S. Marine, just back from the Gulf War, who was arrested while digging a grave in the middle of the Mojave Desert for his murdered wife, whose bloodied body lay in the backseat of his car.
9. By Brakhage: an anthology Video/Film, DVD in English
producers, Peter Becker, Kate Elmore. 1954.

Twenty-six masterworks by Stan Brakhage for the first time on DVD.
hergestellt von der DECLA film-gesellschaft Berlin ; production, Looks Film Production… 1920.

Two men on a park bench discuss the story of Cesare, a sleep-walking circus performer under the control of the murderous Dr. Caligari. But all, of course, is not quite as it seems. Silent film from 1920.
story and screenplay by Carl Mayer and Hans Janowitz ; production company, Decla Film… 1919.

A somnambulist commits murders at a hypnotist's bidding in this German expressionist horror classic. Also featured on this videodisc is an excerpt of "Genuine: a tale of a vampire", a 1920 release which reunited "Caligari's" creative team.
13. 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.
14. Dada cinema Video/Film, DVD in French
2005.
Rythmus 21 / Hans Richter (1921) -- Symphonie diagonale / Viking Eggeling (1921) -- Retour a la raison / Man Ray (1923) -- Entr'acte / René Clair and Francis Picabia (1924) -- Ballet mécanique / Fernand Léger and Dudley Murphy (1924) -- Filmstudie / Hans Richter (1926)…
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15. Daisies: Sedmikrasky Video/Film, DVD in Czech
a film by Vera Chytilova. 1966.

"Two young women, both named Marie, revolt against a degenerate and decaying society by attacking symbols of wealth and bourgeois culture in hilarious and mind-warpingly innovative ways" -- Container.
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16. Dancer in the dark Video/Film, DVD in English
presented by Fine Line Features, Zentropa Entertainments4, Trust Film Svenska, Film I… 2000.

Selma, a Czechoslovakian immigrant, is a single mother working in a factory in rural America circa 1964. She is also afflicted by a hereditary disease, which will cost her her sight. Determined to protect her 10-year-old son from the same fate, Selma is saving her money to get…
17. Detour de Force Video/Film, DVD in English
Rebecca Baron ; Video Data Bank presents. 2014.

"Detour de Force presents the world of thoughtographer Ted Serios, a charismatic Chicago bell hop who, in the mid-1960's produced hundreds of Polaroid images from his mind. Constructed from 16mm documentation of Serios's sessions and audio recordings of Serios speaking with Dr.…
18. Enter the void Video/Film, DVD in English
Wild Bunch, Fidelite Films, Bug Compagne, Les Cinemas de la Zone present a film by… 2010.

A brother and sister are trapped in the hellish night time world of Tokyo, where he deals drugs and she works as a stripper. A crime gone bad leads to shocking violence and then moments of transcendence in which the movie plunges viewers into death and rebirth like no film has…
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. L'étrange couleur des larmes de ton corps Video/Film, DVD in French
Anonymes Films, Tobina Film présentent ; produit par Eve Commenge, François Cognard ;… 2013.

Dan returns home to find his wife is missing. With no signs of struggle or break-in and with no help from the police, Dan's search for answers leads him down a psychosexual rabbit hole.
21. L'étrange couleur des larmes de ton corps Video/Film, Blu-ray, DVD in French
Anonymes Films, Tobina Film présentent ; produit par Eve Commenge, François Cognard ;… 2013.

Dan returns home to find his wife is missing. With no signs of struggle or break-in and with no help from the police, Dan's search for answers leads him down a psychosexual rabbit hole.
22. Flatliners Video/Film, DVD in English, French, Spanish
Columbia Pictures presents a Stonebridge Entertainment production ; written by Peter… 2006.

An ambitious, charismatic medical student persuades two classmates to take part in an experiment to determine if there is life after death. Their horror begins when they realize that although they've come back alive, they haven't come back alone.
23. The Great sadness of Zohara Video/Film, DVD in English
directed by Nina Menkes. 1983.

A young, orthodox Jewish woman is alienated from her Jerusalem community and drawn into the world of spirit. Surrounded by dark sounds of the "Other Side," she moves into remote and increasingly desolate regions of Arab lands. Her journey, like a mystical quest through her own…
24. Jacob's ladder Video/Film, DVD in English
Mario Kassar and Andrew Vajna present an Adrian Lyne film ; written by Bruce Joel Rubin… 1990.

"... a Vietnam vet [is] haunted by the memories of war and the death of his young son. As Jacob starts to experience visions of demons all around him, he begins to question what is real. Is he going insane? Is he suffering from post-traumatic stress? Or could he be caught in the…
25. The king of comedy Video/Film, DVD in English, French, Spanish
Regency ; Embassy International Pictures, N.V ; directed by Martin Scorsese ; produced… 1983.

Talk show host Jerry Langford is kidnapped on his way to the studio by an aspiring stand-up comic who is short on talent but long on ambition. The ransom demand: an appearance on Langford's show to perform his routine.
26. Lola rennt Video/Film, DVD in German
Sony Pictures Classics ; X Filme Creative Pool ... [et. al ...] ; produzent, Stefan… 1998.

A thrilling post-MTV, roller-coaster ride about two star-crossed lovers who have only minutes to change the course of their lives. Time is running out: Lola has just received a frantic call from her boyfriend Manni, who's accidentally lost a small fortune he was to deliver to his…
27. Lost highway Video/Film, DVD in English
October Films ; CiBy 2000 ; Asymmetrical Productions ; Lost Highway Productions LLC ;… 2008.

Fred Madison is a saxophonist who finds a video tape on his doorstep that shows the interior of his house, he becomes convinced that someone has broken in and calls the police. Fred finds another videotape showing him killing his wife. The police arrest and accuse him, under…
28. Magdalena Viraga: story of a Red Sea crossing Video/Film, DVD in English
directed by Nina Menkes. 1986.

Presents imaginative and experimental feature which explores the inner life and psychological journey from passivity to awareness of a prostitute who is arrested as a murder suspect.
29. Martha Marcy May Marlene Video/Film, DVD in English, French, Spanish
Fox Searchlight Pictures, Maybach Cunningham and Filmhaven Entertainment present a… 2011.

"After escaping from a dangerous cult and the watchful eye of its charismatic leader, a young woman named Martha tries to reclaim a normal life with her family. But the haunting memories from Martha's past trigger a chilling paranoia, and nowhere seems safe as the fragile line…
30. Maya Deren: experimental films Video/Film, DVD
directed by Maya Deren. 2007.

Collection of short films by surrealist Russian-American filmmaker Deren, studying identity, movement, and freedom.
31. Maya Deren: experimental films Video/Film, DVD in English
[director, Maya Deren]. 1943.

Examples of Maya Deren's work evoke and exemplify the American avant-garde film movement of the 1940s and 1950s.
32. Memento Video/Film, DVD in English
Newmarket presents in association with Summit Entertainment a Team Todd production, a… 2000.

An intricate crime story about a man who has lost his short-term memory due to a rare brain disorder. Now he is out to catch his wife's murderer, whose identity he cannot ever know for sure. The more he tries to figure out what is true and real, the more he sinks deeper into a…
33. Mulholland Dr Video/Film, DVD in English
Universal ; Studio Canal ; Alain Sarde presents a Les Films Alain Sardre/Asymmetrical… 2001.

A beautiful woman riding in a limousine along Los Angeles' Mulholland Drive is targeted by a would-be shooter, but before he can pull the trigger, she is injured when her limo is hit by another car. The woman stumbles away from the accident and meets up with a plucky ingenue new…
34. Mulholland Dr Video/Film, DVD in English
Universal ; Studio Canal ; Alain Sarde presents a Les Films Alain Sarde/Asymmetrical… 2001.

Blonde Betty Elms has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia. Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve the second woman's identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher runs into ominous trouble while casting his latest project.
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35. A nightmare on Elm Street Video/Film, DVD in English
New Line Cinema ; Media Home Entertainment, Inc. ; Smart Egg Pictures. 1999.

36. On top of the whale Video/Film, VHS in English
Film International Rotterdam ; produced by Monica Tegelaar and Kees Kasander. 1982.

Ruiz's "parody of anthropology, linguistics and cultural imperialism" centers on a male anthropologist, a woman and a child who visit the estate of a millionaire Marxist in Patagonia. Sexual rivalry competes with sociological investigation. Before leaving, the anthropologist…
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37. Perfect blue Video/Film, DVD in Japanese, English
Manga Entertainment ; Rex Entertainment Co. Ltd. ; screenplay, Sadayuki Murai ;… 1997.

Pop singer Mima Kirigoe looks forward to a bright new career when she quits her chart-topping trio to become an actress. When she lands a role in a sexually charged murder mystery, Mima's life begins to fall apart. Reality and hallucinations merge into a terrifying netherworld…
38. Perfect blue Video/Film, DVD in Japanese
Mad House; screenplay, Sadayuki Murai ; producers, Hiroaki Inoue, Masao Maruyma ;… 1997.

Pop singer Mima Kirigoe looks forward to a bright new career when she quits her chart-topping trio to become an actress. When she lands a role in a sexually charged murder mystery, Mima's life begins to fall apart. Reality and hallucinations merge into a terrifying netherworld…
39. Persona Video/Film, Print, Blu-ray, DVD in Swedish
Janus Films ; Svensk Filmindustri ; en film av Ingmar Bergman. 1966.

An actress has inexplicably gone mute; a young nurse cares for her in a remote island cottage. While isolated together there, the women perform a mysterious spiritual and emotional transference that would prove to be one of cinema's most influential ideas.
40. Peter Tscherkassky: films from a dark room Video/Film, Print, DVD in German, French, English
2004.
This disc contains 7 short experimental films.
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Compilation of eight short films by Peter Tscherkassky.
42. Phantom love Video/Film, DVD in English
KNR Productions and Menkesfilm ; a film by Nina Menkes ; produced by Kevin Ragsdale. 2007.

A surreal drama about a woman trapped in an enmeshed family and her slow process of personal liberation. The film incorporates fairy-tale elements and a dreamy, mystical quality with gritty, hyper-real black-and-white photography to document one woman's descent into self.
43. Queen of diamonds Video/Film, DVD in English
by Nina Menkes. 1990.

A Las Vegas blackjack dealer works at her job, takes care of an old man who lives in a motel, and tries to find her husband who has disappeared.
44. Repulsion Video/Film, DVD in English
a Michael Klinger-Tony Tenser production ; screenplay by Roman Polanski and Gérard… 1965.

Carol is a fragile, frigid young Belgian beauty cracking up over the course of a terrifying weekend. Left alone by her vacationing sister in their London flat, she finds herself haunted by specters, real and imagined, as her insanity grows to a violent pitch.
45. Run Lola run: Lola rennt Video/Film, DVD in German, English
Sony Pictures Classics in association with Bavaria Film International ; X-Filme Creative… 1999.

In this pulse-raising thriller, time is running out. Lola has just received a frantic call from her boyfriend Manni, who's accidentally lost a small fortune he was to deliver to his mobster boss. If they cannot find a way to replace the money within 20 minutes, Manni will suffer…
46. Le sang d'un poète: The blood of a poet Video/Film, DVD in French
spectacle, montage, et commentaires de Jean Cocteau. 1930.

An artist is driven mad by the sight of his own blood and a drawing of a mouth that seems to come to life. The combination sends him off on a series of bizarre adventures that strive to explain how artists become obsessed with their own works.
47. 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…
48. Sedmikrasky: Daisies Video/Film, DVD in Czech
Ústřední půjčovna filmů v Praze uvadi film ; scenar, Ester Krumbachova, Vera… 1966.

Two teenage girls decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them.
edited, translated, and introduced by Paul Hammond. 2000.

"The Shadow and Its Shadow is a collection of writings by the Surrealists on their mad love of moviegoing."--BOOK JACKET.
50. Sliding Doors Video/Film in English, Spanish
2006.
A London publicist effortlessly slides between parallel storylines that show what happens if she does or does not catch a morning train back to her apartment.