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061.140, Fall 2018

Ward, Meredith, Fall 2018
MSEL Reserves
videos on reserve at the Service Desk on M-Level; enrolled course users: for a complete list of electronic readings and streaming videos, see https://ares.library.jhu.edu/shib/.
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1. The 39 steps Video/Film , DVD in English
Janus Films ; Gaumont-British Picture Corporation, Ltd. ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock. 1935 .

A man falsely accused of murder is chased across Scotland as he tries to find those responsible.
2. 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.
3. 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…
4. Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a doubt Video/Film , DVD in English
a Universal picture ; Skirball Productions presents ; screenplay, Thornton Wilder, Sally… 1942 .

A beguiling murderer charms his unsuspecting family, but soon his niece and namesake begins to suspect her uncle is hiding a terrible secret.
5. 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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6. 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.
7. The Battleship Potemkin Video/Film in Russian
Sovexport Film. 1925 .

A partly fictitious account of the mutiny at Odessa and subsequent massacre of civilians, an episode in the unsuccessful 1905 Russian revolution.
8. The birth of a nation Video/Film , DVD in English
produced ... by D.W. Griffith [& Harry E. Aitken]; story arranged by D.W. Griffith and… 1915 .

This epic story of the Civil War as seen through the lives of two families is a controversial classic of film history.
9. The black pirate Video/Film , DVD in English
story by Elton Thomas ; directed by Albert Parker ; screenplay by Jack Cunningham. 1926 .

"The sole survivor of a ship pillaged by buccaneers, Michel poses as the mysterious Black Pirate and infiltrates the nest of bandits. He mounts an elaborate ploy to recover the brigands' treasure, reclaim the ship and rescue the divine Princess held captive there."--Container.
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. Film art: an introduction Book , Print in English
David Bordwell (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Kristin Thompson (University of… 2017 .

Bordwell, David,

"Studying the arts isn't only about learning facts and concepts either, although both are important. In addition, studying the arts broadens our tastes. In eleven editions of Film Art, we've made reference to many well-known films but also to many that you've probably never heard…
12. Film art: an introduction Book , Print in English
David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson. 2008 .

Bordwell, David.

Part 1. Film Art and Filmmaking -- Chapter 1. Film as Art: Creativity, Technology, and Business -- Film Artistry in Shadow of a Doubt -- Box: A Closer Look: Picking out Patterns -- Mechanics of the Movies -- Illusion Machined -- Making the Movie: Film Production…
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13. Film art: an introduction Book , Print in English
David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson. 2013 .

Bordwell, David.

Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. In this new edition, the authors provide an introduction to the fundamentals of serious film study, with images throughout the text collected from actual film frames, not from production stills or advertising…
14. 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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15. Broken blossoms, or, The yellow man and the girl Video/Film , DVD in English
written and directed by D.W. Griffith. 1919 .

A young Chinaman in London's squalid Limehouse district hopes to spread the peaceful philosophy of his Eastern religion. He befriends a pitiful street waif who is mistreated by her brutal father. Nursing her back to health, tragedy results when an unspoken romance flowers between…
16. 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…
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.
18. The Chaplin Mutuals Volume 3 Video/Film , DVD in English
a Blackhawk Films compilation ; written and directed by Charlie Chaplin. 1916 .

Four early films in which Chaplin plays a variety of comedic characters. One a.m.: Charlie arrives home inebriated and tries to get into his house, upstairs and to bed. The Pawnshop: As a pawnbroker's helper, the objects in the shop provide a cornucopia of great prop-related gags…
19. 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.
20. 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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21. The complete Jean Vigo Video/Film , DVD in French
[written and directed by Jean Vigo]. 2004 .

Although Jean Vigo died at the age of 29 having made just four films, he is unquestionably one of the masters of French cinema. From his inventive early short films "Taris" and "A propos de Nice", to the anarchic tale of student rebellion, "Zéro de Conduite", and finally the…
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22. A short guide to writing about film Book , Print in English
Timothy Corrigan. 2001 .

Corrigan, Timothy

23. A short guide to writing about film Book , Print in English
Timothy Corrigan with Graham Corrigan. 2015 .

Corrigan, Timothy, 1951-

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 more thoughtfully and critically. With numerous student and professional examples, this engaging and…
24. 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…
25. 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…
26. D. W. Griffith's biograph shorts Video/Film , DVD in English
[directed by D.W. Griffith]. 1909 .

Films made by D. W. Griffith for the Biograph Company which show his development as a filmmaker and his experimentation with different film genres.
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27. D.W. Griffith director Volume #3 (1909) Video/Film , DVD in English
1909 .
An anthology of ten short silent films directed by D.W. Griffith.
28. 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…
29. 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.
30. Stars Book , Print in English
Richard Dyer ; with a supplementary chapter and bibliography by Paul McDonald. 1998 .

Dyer, Richard, 1945-

Pt. 1. Stars as a Social Phenomenon -- 1. Conditions for Stardom -- 2. Production: Consumption -- Origins of stardom -- Stars as a phenomenon of production -- Stars as a phenomenon of consumption -- 3. Ideology -- Star versus character -- Life-as-theatre…
31. 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…
32. The general: The playhouse ; Cops Video/Film , DVD in English
[produced by] Joseph M. Schenck. 1921 .

The General (1926): A locomotive is beloved by its engineer, who sets out to win the Civil War single handedly; color tinted. The Playhouse (1921): A comedy in which Keaton plays a stage manager, an actor, a monkey and other parts. Cops (1922): A comedy of errors in which Buster…
33. 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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34. 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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35. The Harold Lloyd comedy collection Volume 1 Video/Film , DVD in English
1919 .
Eight feature films starring silent screen comedian Harold Lloyd.
36. The dark side of the screen: film noir Book , Print in English
Foster Hirsch. 1981 .

Hirsch, Foster.

37. His girl Friday Video/Film , DVD in English , Spanish
Columbia Pictures Corporation ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; directed by Howard Hawks. 1939 .

An unscrupulous newspaper editor uses every dirty trick in the book to keep his ace reporter/ex-wife from retiring and remarrying in this twist on The front page.
38. 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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39. Hugo Video/Film , DVD in English , French , Spanish
Paramount Pictures and GK Films present ; a GK Films production ; an Infinitum Nihil… 2011 .

Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and the owner of a small toy booth in the train station,…
40. 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…
41. In the Mood for Love Video/Film , Online in English
42. Intolerance Video/Film , Online in English
43. Intolerance Video/Film , DVD in English
Wark Productions, Inc. 1916 .

Switches back and forth between four separate stories from Babylonian times to the twentieth century to show humanity's inhumanity and intolerance through the ages. The Babylonian story deals with the fall of Babylon in 538 B.C. The Judean story treats the life of Christ. The…
44. 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…
45. 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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46. The Lady Eve Video/Film , DVD in English
Paramount Pictures ; produced by Paul Jones ; written and directed by Preston Sturges. 1941 .

47. Landmarks of early film Video/Film , DVD in English
1877 .
A compilation of the very earliest films from the first projections of moving images to the advent of the feature film, an area of film history often underseen, underappreciated and understudied.
48. Der Letzte Mann: The last laugh Video/Film , DVD in English , German
Universum-Film AG. 1924 .

One of the major works of German silent cinema, Murnau's class drama depicts the fall of the respected, aging, hotel doorman of a posh 1920s Berlin hotel, who is cruelly stripped of his position and reduced to a bathroom attendant, before his fortunes turn. The film was…
49. Little Caesar Video/Film , DVD in English
Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; screen adaptation by Francis Edwards Faragoh ; directed… 1930 .

A small-time hood rises to criminal fame and power. Adapted from W.R. Burnett's novel.
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50. Love me tonight Video/Film , DVD in English
a Paramount Picture. 1932 .

A carefree tailor (Maurice Chevalier) leaves Paris to collect on a past due bill at an aristocratic client's chateau. Mistaken for royalty, he attempts to woo a lovely princess (Jeanette MacDonald).