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Week 1 (Sept. 7) - introduction - why theory? what theory?

- PLATO - from The Republic - The Allegory of the Cave - HUGO MNSTERBERG - "Why We Go to the Movies" Week 2 (Sept. 14) - perception and cinematic experience - LEV KULESHOV - The Principles of Montage - RUDOLF ARNHEIM - From Film as Art - "Film and Reality" Week 3 (Sept. 21) - illusion, reality, spectatorship - MICHEL CHION - From The Voice in Cinema - The Acousmtre - CLAUDIA GORBMAN - From Unheard Melodies - Classical Hollywood Practice Week 4 (Sept. 28) - tutorials - readings from weeks 3+4 - JAMES NAREMORE - From Acting in the Cinema - Protocols - RICHARD DYER - From Stars - ??? Week 5 (Oct. 5) - movements toward/away from realism - JEAN EPSTEIN - Photognie and the Imponderable - ANDR BAZIN From What Is Cinema? - The Ontology of the Photographic Image - The Evolution of the Language of Cinema READING WEEK Week 6 (Oct. 19) - tutorials - readings from weeks 5+6 - BLA BALZS From Theory of the Film - The Creative Camera - The Close-Up - The Face of Man - SIEGFRIED KRACAUER From Theory of Film - Basic Concepts - Inherent Affi nities Week 7 (Oct. 26) - realism/modernism - WALTER BENJAMIN The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological

Reproducibility (Second Version) Week 8 (Nov. 2) - tutorials - readings from weeks 7+8 - MIRIAM HANSEN The Mass Production of the Senses: Classical Cinema as Vernacular Modernism Week 9 (Nov. 9) - authorship I - ALEXANDRE ASTRUC The Birth of a New Avant-Garde: La Camra-Stylo - ROLAND BARTHES The Death of the Author Week 10 (Nov. 16) - tutorial - readings from weeks 9+10 - ANDREW SARRIS - The Auteur Theory Revisited Week 11 (Nov. 23) - authorship II - JUDITH MAYNE - Paradoxes of Spectatorship - TIMOTHY CORRIGAN - From A Cinema without Walls - The Commerce of Auteurism Week 12 (Nov. 30) - tutorial - readings from weeks 11+12 - JEROME CHRISTENSEN - Studio Authorship, Corporate Art *********************** PART 1 Experiencing Film: From Perception to Reception PLATO From Republic - The Allegory of the Cave HUGO MNSTERBERG Why We Go to the Movies CHRISTIAN METZ From The Imaginary Signifier - Loving the Cinema / Identification, Mirror / Disavowal, Fetishism JEAN-LOUIS BAUDRY Ideological Effects of the Basic Cinematographic Apparatus GREGORY CURRIE Film, Reality, and Illusion VIVIAN SOBCHACK From The Address of the Eye - Phenomenology and Film Experience TOM GUNNING The Cinema of Attractions: Early Film, Its Spectator and the Avant-Garde

STUART HALL Encoding/Decoding JUDITH MAYNE Paradoxes of Spectatorship PART 2 The Sights, Sounds, and Signs of Cinema JOHN BERGER From Ways of Seeing BLA BALZS From Theory of the Film - The Creative Camera / The CloseUp / The Face of Man LEV KULESHOV The Principles of Montage MAYA DEREN Cinematography: The Creative Use of Reality MICHEL CHION From The Voice in Cinema - The Acousmtre CLAUDIA GORBMAN From Unheard Melodies - Classical Hollywood Practice GILLES DELEUZE From Cinema II: The Time-Image - Preface / Recapitulation of Images and Signs / Conclusions JAMES NAREMORE From Acting in the Cinema - Protocols PAUL WELLS From Understanding Animation - Notes Towards a Theory of Animation PART 3 Modernism and Realism: Debates in Classical Film Theory WALTER BENJAMIN The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility (Second Version) JEAN EPSTEIN Photognie and the Imponderable DZIGA VERTOV Film Directors: A Revolution SERGEI EISENSTEIN The Dramaturgy of Film Form (The Dialectical Approach to Film Form) RUDOLF ARNHEIM From Film as Art - Film and Reality SIEGFRIED KRACAUER From Theory of Film - Basic Concepts / Inherent Affi nities ANDR BAZIN From What Is Cinema? - The Ontology of the Photographic Image / The Evolution of the Language of Cinema MIRIAM HANSEN The Mass Production of the Senses: Classical Cinema as Vernacular Modernism PART 4 Auteurism: Directors, Stars, and Beyond

ROLAND BARTHES The Death of the Author ALEXANDRE ASTRUC The Birth of a New Avant-Garde: La Camra-Stylo ANDREW SARRIS The Auteur Theory Revisited PETER WOLLEN From Signs and Meaning in the Cinema - The Auteur Theory TANIA MODLESKI From The Women Who Knew Too Much - Hitchcock, Feminism, and the Patriarchal Unconscious JUDITH MAYNE Lesbian Looks: Dorothy Arzner and Female Authorship RICHARD DYER From Stars TIMOTHY CORRIGAN From A Cinema without Walls - The Commerce of Auteurism JEROME CHRISTENSEN Studio Authorship, Corporate Art PART 5 Genre: Classifying Stories ARISTOTLE From Poetics - The Origins of Tragedy, Comedy and Epic THOMAS SCHATZ From Hollywood Genres - Film Genre and the Genre Film RICHARD DYER Entertainment and Utopia JEAN-LOUIS COMOLLI and JEAN NARBONI Cinema/Ideology/Criticism RICK ALTMAN From Film/Genre - A Semantic/Syntactic/Pragmatic Approach to Genre THOMAS ELSAESSER Tales of Sound and Fury: Observations on the Family Melodrama CAROL J. CLOVER From Men, Women, and Chain Saws - Her Body, Himself PART 6 Narrative: Telling Stories TZVETAN TODOROV Structural Analysis of Narrative ROBERT STAM Beyond Fidelity: The Dialogics of Adaptation DAVID BORDWELL From Poetics of Cinema - The Art Cinema as a Mode of Film Practice TERESA DE LAURETIS From Alice Doesnt - Desire in Narrative MANTHIA DIAWARA Black American Cinema: The New Realism JANE FEUER Narrative Form in American Network Television HENRY JENKINS From Convergence Culture - Searching for the Origami

Unicorn: The Matrix and Transmedia Storytelling PART 7 Alternative Modes: Experimental and Documentary Film CHARLES BAUDELAIRE The Salon of 1859: The Modern Public and Photography GERMAINE DULAC The Avant-Garde Cinema JOHN GRIERSON First Principles of Documentary STAN BRAKHAGE In Consideration of Aesthetics BILL NICHOLS From Blurred Boundaries - Performing Documentary DOGME 95 - Manifesto / Vow of Chastity TRINH T. MINH-HA Documentary Is/Not a Name PART 8 Sexuality and Gender in Cinema: From Psychoanalysis to Performativity SIGMUND FREUD On Fetishism LAURA MULVEY Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema LINDA WILLIAMS Something Else Besides a Mother KOBENA MERCER Dark and Lovely Too: Black Gay Men in Independent Film YVONNE TASKER Dumb Movies for Dumb People: Masculinity, the Body, and the Voice in Contemporary Action Cinema B. RUBY RICH New Queer Cinema LINDA WILLIAMS Porn Studies: Proliferating Pornographies On/Scene PART 9 Race and Ethnicity in Cinema: From Stereotypes to SelfRepresentation FRANTZ FANON From Black Skin, White Masks - The Fact of Blackness ELLA SHOHAT and ROBERT STAM From Unthinking Eurocentrism Stereotype, Realism, and the Struggle over Representation RICHARD DYER White FATIMAH TOBING RONY From The Third Eye - King Kong and the Monster in Ethnographic Cinema ANA M. LPEZ Are All Latins from Manhattan?

TONI CADE BAMBARA Reading the Signs, Empowering the Eye FAYE GINSBURG Screen Memories and Entangled Technologies PART 10 National and Transnational Film Histories BENEDICT ANDERSON From Imagined Communities CESARE ZAVATTINI Some Ideas on the Cinema FERNANDO SOLANAS and OCTAVIO GETINO Towards a Third Cinema: Notes and Experiences for the Development of a Cinema of Liberation in the Third World STEPHEN CROFTS Reconceptualizing National Cinema/s JYOTIKA VIRDI From The Cinematic ImagiNation - Nation and Its Discontents HAMID NAFICY From An Accented Cinema - Situating Accented Cinema DUDLEY ANDREW An Atlas of World Cinema PART 11 Screen Cultures: Current Debates THEODOR W. ADORNO and MAX HORKHEIMER From The Dialectic of Enlightenment - The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception FREDRIC JAMESON Postmodernism and Consumer Society LISA NAKAMURA From Digitizing Race - The Social Optics of Race and Networked Interfaces in The Matrix Trilogy andMinority Report LEV MANOVICH From The Language of New Media - What Is Digital Cinema? ALEXANDER R. GALLOWAW From Gaming - Origins of the First-Person Shooter LAWRENCE LESSIG From Remix - RW, Revived LAURIE OUELLETTE Take Responsibility for Yourself: Judge Judy and the Neoliberal Citizen D. N. RODOWICK An Elegy for Theory