Films to view

All or most of the films have been put on closed reserve in the library and available, either in VHS, DVD or VCD format, for viewing throughout the semester. Although group screenings are scheduled for Wednesday and Sunday evenings at 7-9 p.m. in our classroom Kauke 244, feel free to view these films alone or with your classmates at your convenience. Most films are also available online and I recommend more than one viewing because your criticism depends on your understanding of the cultural and historical contexts from which each story emerges as much as it does on your thorough familiarity with the plot and details of each film. In the final exam, you are expected to identify film clips and elaborate on their significance.

You are expected to be familiar with the biography of the directors we study.