Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I'm very excited to be teaching an Introduction to Film Studies again at Portland State. This class needs to be about 4 years long. Unfortunately, we only meet 10 times. In case you're interested, here is the list of films we'll screen this term, in order of appearance: 

The Great Train Robbery (Edwin Porter 1903)
Mister Lonely (Harmony Korine 2007)
Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee 1989)
Sweetie (Jane Campion 1989)
King Kong (Merian Cooper 1933)
Masculine, Feminine (Jean Luc Godard 1966)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Dreyer 1928)
Aliens 3 (David Fincher 1992)
Blue Velvet (David Lynch 1986)
The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton 1955)
Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo 1966)
Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick 1957)
The Bicycle Thief (Vittoria de Sica 1949)
Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock 1960)
An Andalusian Dog (Luis Bunuel & Salvadore Dali 1929)
Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren 1943)
My Winnepeg (Guy Maddin 2007)
Alice (Jan Svankmajer 1988)
Early David Lynch short films 
Old Joy (Kelly Reichardt 2006)





2 comments:

Chicky said...

What, no Ozu?

DJ Berndt said...

That's a great list. Reviewing Mister Lonely in a classroom setting is funny to me.