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In-Class Screening List

The films below will be shown wholly or in part during regular class time. You will be responsible for these clips on quizzes and exams. Please note that we may not see clips from every film listed. Also, clips may not be shown in the order given here, and we may see additional clips from films not listed here. Therefore, for your own records you should bring this list to class daily, check off which films we have covered in class, and note which terms and concepts each clip illustrates. This list will serve you well as a study guide when preparing for exams.


Sullivan's Travels (Preston Sturges, 1941)

Mission Impossible (Brian DePalma, 1996)

Film Form and Production: Rear Window

Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951)

Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarrantino, 1994)

Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)

Narrative and Narration: Citizen Kane

Limbo (John Sayles, 1999)

Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)

Out of Sight (Steven Soderbergh, 1998)

Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989)

Monsoon Wedding (Mira Nair, 2001)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Christopher Columbus, 2001)

The Great Train Robbery (Edwin S. Porter, 1903)

The Lady in the Lake (Robert Montgomery, 1946)

Hardcore Henry (Ilya Naishuller, 2015)

Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)

The Piano (Jane Campion, 1993)

Félicité (Alain Gomis, 2017)

Un Chien Andalou (Luis Buñuel/Salvador Dalí, 1928)

Mise-en-scène and Color: Do the Right Thing

A Trip to the Moon (Georges Méliès, 1902)

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Weine, 1919)

The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)

Ghost (Jerry Zucker, 1990)

Beyond the Lights (Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2014)

Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)

Orlando (Sally Potter, 1993)

Deadpool (Tim Miller, 2016)

Eve’s Bayou (Kasi Lemmons, 1997)

_  Wag the Dog (Barry Levinson, 1997)

Before Tomorrow (Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu, 2008)

_  Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold, 2011)

The Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975)

Losing Ground (Kathleen Collins, 1982)

Jezebel (William Wyler, 1938)

Crooklyn (Spike Lee, 1994)

Traffic (Steven Soderbergh, 2000)

Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989)

The Band Wagon (Vincente Minnelli, 1953)

Hero (Zhang Yimou, 2002)

The Last Emperor (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1987)

Visions of Light (Arnold Glassman & Todd McCarthy, 1992)

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Joel Coen, 2000)

The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)

Camerawork and Cinematography: O Brother, Where Art Thou? & The Piano

Dear White People (Justin Simien, 2014)

Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958)

The Piano (Jane Campion, 1991)

Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989)

Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)

Microcosmos (Claude Nuridsany & Marie Pérennou, 1996)

Blue Steel (Kathryn Bigelow, 1990)

Sense & Sensibility (Ang Lee, 1995)

Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)

Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)

Making 'Do The Right Thing' (St. Claire Bourne, 1989)

Gold Diggers of 1933 (Mervyn LeRoy, 1933)

Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958)

Soy Cuba / I Am Cuba (Mikhail Kalatazov, 1964)

The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir, 1939)

A Christmas Story (Bob Clark, 1983)

The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)

Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, 1991)

Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donnen and Gene Kelly, 1952)

Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, 1991)

Shaft (Gordon Parks, 1971)

Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)

In the Cut (Jane Campion, 2003)

Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin, 2012)

Pi (Darren Aronofsky, 1998)

Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (Amélie) (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)

Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)

Coraline (Henry Selick, 2009)

Her Morning Elegance (Oren Lavie, 2009)

Special Effects

Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)

The Boxtrolls (Graham Annable & Anthony Stacchi, 2014)

The Empire Strikes Back (George Lucas, 1980)

Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Joel Coen, 2000)

Editing: Run Lola Run

Russkij Kovcheg / L'Arche Russe (Russian Ark) (Alexsandr Sokurov, 2002)

Timecode (Mike Figgis, 2000)

Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Joel Coen, 2000)

Cidade de Deus (The City of God) (Fernando Meirelles & Katia Lund, 2002)

Miller's Crossing (Joel Coen, 1990)

Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)

_  Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)

The Devil's Backbone (Guillermo del Toro, 2001)

The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)

Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock, 1941)

Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks, 1938)

Lone Star (John Sayles, 1996)

Raising Arizona (Joel Coen, 1987)

His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940)

Love Jones (Theodor Witcher, 1997)

Team America: World Police (Trey Parker, 2004)

Naked Gun 2 1/2 (David Zucker, 1991)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1980)

Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)

Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1959)

Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989)

Slam (Marc Levin, 1998)

Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)

Ukigusa (Floating Weeds) (Yasujiro Ozu, 1959)

Koyaanisqatsi (Godfrey Reggio, 1983)

Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1928)

Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925)

Sound and Sound Design: Singin’ in the Rain

Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1980)

2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)

Living in Oblivion (Tom deLillo, 1994)

Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1992)

Play Time (Jacques Tati, 1967)

Bande à part (Band of Outsiders) (Jean-Luc Godard, 1964)

Looney Tunes: Going! Going! Gosh! (Charles M. Jones, 1951)

The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940)

Designing Woman (Vincente Minelli, 1957)

Airplane! (Jim Abrahams/David Zucker, 1980)

There’s Something About Mary (Fareley Bros., 1998)

Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly, 1952)

Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

Le Mépris (Contempt) (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)

Pretty Woman (Garry Marshall, 1990)

Barton Fink (Joel Coen, 1991)

Boyz N the Hood (John Singleton, 1991)

Film Analysis: Get Out

Get Out (Jordan Peele, 2017)

Avant-Garde/Experimental Filmmaking: Selected short films

Un Chien Andalou (Luis Buñuel/Salvador Dalí, 1928)

Koyaanisqatsi (Godfrey Reggio, 1983)

Scorpio Rising (Kenneth Anger, 1964)

The Body Beautiful (Ngozi Onwurah, 1991)

Empire (Andy Warhol, 1964)

Nude Descending a Staircase (Marcel Duchamp, 1912)

Jodorowsky's Dune (Frank Pavich, 2013)

Rhythmus 21 (Hans Richter, 1921)

Ballet mécanique (Fernand Léger, 1924)

Study in Choreography for Camera (Maya Deren, 1945)

Dog Star Man (Stan Brakhage, 1964)

Punch Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002)

The Last Temptation of Christ (Martin Scorsese, 2003)

Miami Vice (Michael Mann, 2006)

Tarnation (Jonathan Caouette, 2004)

Film About a Woman Who… (Yvonne Rainer, 1974)

A Place Called Lovely (Sadie Benning, 1991)

Documentary: Night & Fog

The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station (Lumière Bros., 1895)

Nanook of the North (Robert Flaherty, 1922)

High School (Frederick Wiseman, 1969)

Hoop Dreams (Steve James, 1995)

The River (Pare Lorentz, 1937)

Triumph of the Will (Leni Riefenstahl, 1936)

The Wonderful Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (Ray Müller, 1995)

The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris, 1988)

This is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)

The Big Short (Adam McKay, 2015)

Italian Neorealism, French New Wave, & Art Cinema: Breathless

Bicycle Thief (Vittorio De Sica, 1948)

Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1959)

The 400 Blows (François Truffaut, 1960)

Shoot the Piano Player (François Truffaut, 1961)

Cleo from 5 to 7 (Agnès Varda, 1961)

Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray, 1955)

Black Girl (Ousmane Sembene, 1966)

8 ½ (Federico Fellini, 1963)

L'Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960)

Hiroshima, Mon Amour (Alain Resnais, 1960)

Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais, 1961)

Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)

Fanny & Alexander (Ingmar Bergman, 1982)

Antonia's Line (Marleen Gorris, 1995)

Film Genres: Bringing Up Baby

The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel, 1956)

Cat People (Jacques Tourneur, 1942)

The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, 1946)

Written on the Wind (Douglas Sirk, 1956)

Carmen Jones (Otto Preminger, 1954)

Singin' in the Rain (Donen/Kelley, 1952)

Generic Transformation: Chinatown

Frankenstein (James Whale, 1931)

King Kong (Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933)

Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974)

South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut (Matt Stone and Trey Parker, 1999)

Airplane! (Jim Abrahams/David Zucker, 1980)

Don't Be A Menace in South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (Paris Barclay, 1996)

American Graffiti (George Lucas, 1973)

Bonnie & Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967)

The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, 1946)

Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, 2003)

Ideology & Cultural Criticism: The Matrix

The Lego Movie (Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Chris McKay, 2014)

Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989)

Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989)

Green Book (Peter Farrelly, 2018)

BlackKlansman (Spike Lee, 2018)

Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawks, 1953)

The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941)

The Celluloid Closet (Bob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, 1996)

Imitation of Life (John Stahl, 1934)

Color Adjustment (Marlon Riggs, 1991)

Pocahontas (Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg, 1995)

Smoke Signals (Chris Eyre, 1998)

The Piano (Jane Campion, 1993)