Let's say you are to teach an Intro to Film course at a college/university. You are tasked with introducing the art and history of cinema throughout the years to students who may or may not be interested, so it is your job to engage them. What films would you pick that would best represent the medium? Preferably keep the films under two hours for the most part for a more academically practical selection
Make sure to cover:
Silent era Classic Hollywood French New Wave Japanese cinema Western Film Noir Musical Comedy Horror Sci-Fi Action Postmodernism Documentary Avant-Garde Politics War
Un Chien Andalou and The Scarecrow - silent shorts The Great Dictator - classic Hollywood/comedy/political satire Citizen Kane - classic Hollywood Sunset Blvd. - film-noir/classic Hollywood High Noon - western Vivre sa Vie - French New Wave Bonny and Clyde - new Hollywood Rashomon - Japanese cinema Singin' in the Rain - musical Psycho - horror Full Metal Jacket - war Koyaanisqatsi - documentary Blue Velvet - postmodernism Do the Right Thing - race issues 2001: A Space Odyssey - sci-fi Possession - sci-fi/horror/thriller Hardcore Henry - action The Starfish and Window Water Baby Moving - avant-garde Hart of London - avant-garde The Seventh Seal - world cinema
Close-Up- documentary - I'd end the class with this
Silent Era:Greed/The Passion of Joan of Arc/The Gold Rush Classic Hollywood:Rebecca/Sunset Boulevard/The Treasure of the Sierra Madre French New Wave:Hiroshima, Mon Amour/Le Samourai/The 400 Blows Japanese Cinema:Throne of Blood/Grave of the Fireflies/My Neighbor Totoro Western:The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance/The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly/Unforgiven Film Noir:Double Indemnity/Chinatown/L.A. Confidential Musical:The Sound of Music/Beauty and the Beast/South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut Comedy:Dr. Strangelove/A Fish Called Wanda/Clue Horror:Alien/The Thing/Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Sci-Fi:Aliens/Blade Runner/Cloud Atlas Action:The General/Terminator 2: Judgment Day/Mad Max: Fury Road Postmodernism:Blue Velvet/Mulholland Dr./Drive Documentary:Burden of Dreams/Grizzly Man/Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father Avant-Garde:Simon of the Desert/The Thin Red Line/Birdman
I'd also fit in There Will Be Blood, Amadeus, Goodfellas and Apocalypse Now in there, as they didn't fall in any real category.
Silent era: Intolerance Classic Hollywood: It Happened One Night French New Wave: The 400 Blows Japanese cinema: Ran Western: For a Few Dollars More Film Noir: Double Indemnity Musical: Pink Floyd: The Wall Comedy: Forrest Gump Horror: Psycho Sci-Fi: Inception Action: The Wages of Fear Postmodernism: don’t know what would be considered postmodernist so pass for now lel Documentary: Man with a Movie Camera Avant-Garde: Persona can be considered avant-garde right? Politics: Terra em Transe War: Dunkirk
Post by themoviesinner on Nov 16, 2017 7:24:28 GMT
Silent era: Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans Classic Hollywood: Mr. Smith Goes To Washington French New Wave: Pierrot Le Fou Japanese cinema: Rashomon Western: Winchester '73 Film Noir: The Big Heat Musical: Red Psalm Comedy: The Phantom Of Liberty Horror: The Thing Sci-Fi: Videodrome Action: Peking Opera Blues Postmodernism: Lost Highway Documentary: Man With A Movie Camera Avant-Garde: City Of Pirates Politics: State Of Siege War: The Red And The White
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Post by mikediastavrone96 on Nov 16, 2017 17:10:14 GMT
Silent era:Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, City Lights Classic Hollywood:Citizen Kane, Casablanca Italian Neorealism: Bicycle Thieves, Umberto D. French New Wave: Le Mépris, Cléo de 5 à 7 Japanese cinema: Rashomon, Tokyo Story Western: Stagecoach, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Film Noir: Double Indemnity, Chinatown Musical: Singin' in the Rain, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Comedy: Blazing Saddles, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Horror: Psycho, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Sci-Fi: 2001: A Space Odyssey, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Action: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Mad Max: Fury Road Postmodernism: Synecdoche, New York, Pulp Fiction Documentary: The Thin Blue Line, Hoop Dreams Avant-Garde: Blue, Daisies, Window Water Baby Moving Politics: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington War: Come and See, Apocalypse Now
Not all of these are necessarily my favorite examples of their genre, but they're very prominent examples that highlight the capabilities for each genre.
Silent era- Metropolis/Nosferatu/The Phantom Carriage/Sunrise Classic Hollywood- Sunset Boulevard/Citizen Kane/Casablanca French New Wave- Pierrot le Fou/The 400 Blows/Last Year at Marienbad Japanese cinema- Ikiru/Grave of the Fireflies/Love Exposure Western- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly/El Topo Film Noir- The Third Man Musical- Dancer in the Dark Comedy- The Kid/The Big Lebowski Horror- Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer/The Shining/Halloween/The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Sci-Fi- 2001: A Space Odyssey Action- The Thing Postmodernism- lynch I guess Documentary- Haxan/Nanook of the North/Dear Zachary Avant-Garde- Man with a Movie Camera/Goodbye to Language/Gummo Politics- The Great Dictator War- Full Metal Jacket/Apocalypse Now
I'd also include Bicycle Thieves, 81/2, La Dolce Vita, and idk... more of my favorites.
The 1874 one with the planets + Muybridge's Horse + Roundhay Garden Scene + Monkeyshines + Arrival of a Train + Workers Leaving the Factory+ Dickson's Experimental Sound Film Edwin S. Porter & Mellies shorts
Silents: Caligari, Nosferatu, Potemkin, Earth, Metropolis (I would also show Intolerance if I could be sure it would not bore them to death) Classic Hollywood: Scarface, CK, To Be or Not to Be, Mildred Pierce, some major Sirk & Kazan (most likely Written on The Wind & Splendour in the Grass) Italian Neo-Realism -> Sensualism: Bycicle Thieves, Journey to Italy, La Dolce Vita, The Leopard French New Wave: Breahtless, La Jetée, WeekEnd, The Green Ray, Celine and July go Boating Japanese cinema: Sansho Dayu, I Was Born But..., Late Spring, Rashomon, High & Low, Paprika, Spirited Away Western: Stagecoach (which is a bit of a snooze fest but an excellent introduction), Johnny Guitar, My Darling Clementine, The Great Silence, Film Noir: The Third Man, The Woman in the Window, Detour, The Naked Kiss, Gun Crazy, Double Indemnity Musical: Singing in the Rain Comedy: Modern Times Horror: I Walked with a Zombie, Posession Sci-Fi: A.I., Stalker Action: MM:FR Postmodernism: L'avventura Essay: Sans Soleil, Lessons in Darkness, My Winnipeg Documentary: Man of Aran Avant-Garde: Un Chien Andalou, Dreams that Money can Buy, Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting, Mysteries of Lisbon Politics: Bresson's last 2, Teorema, Triumph of the Will War: War Game, Paths of Glory
Aditionally: Rules of the Game, Mädchen in Uniform, The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes
Silent era- Birth of a Nation or pretty much any of Chaplin's silent features Classic Hollywood- Citizen Kane French New Wave- Breathless Japanese cinema- The Seven Samurai Western- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Film Noir- Touch of Evil Musical- Singin' in the Rain or The Wizard of Oz Comedy- The Graduate or a silent Chaplin feature if I don't pick it for the silent Horror- Psycho Sci-Fi- 2001 Action- Raiders of the Lost Ark Postmodernism- Don't know what this means in relation to film genres Documentary- Man With a Movie Camera Avant-Garde- Eraserhead Politics- Network War- Ben-Hur