Required Texts & Screenings

Film 1010 – Required Texts:

*Please Note: You do not need to buy the latest edition of the Corrigan and White textbook. The 3rd edition can be found for much less.

1) Timothy Corrigan and Patricia White. The Film Experience: An Introduction.
3rd Ed. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2012.

2) Additional readings (linked through syllabus or distributed in class)


Throughout the semester, you will be required to view the films listed below. Since we do not have a reserved screening time for the class, you will need to watch these films on your own. While most, if not all, of these selections are currently available for viewing online (via Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, etc.), it is entirely your responsibility to acquire and screen these films by the date listed on the syllabus. The films are a fundamental part of the course and will comprise a large part of our discussions. Viewing these films is mandatory, and even if you have already seen the films, you should plan to view them again prior to class. I strongly encourage you to take notes while viewing these selections.

The Royal Tenenbaums (Anderson, 2001) – Available via Amazon Instant
The Shining (Kubrick, 1980) – Available via Amazon Instant
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (Apple, 2004)
Saving Private Ryan (Spielberg, 1998) – Available via Amazon Instant
The Sweet Hereafter (Egoyan, 1997) – Available via Amazon Instant