VISION, REPRESENTATION AND CINEMA
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short paper for my film
432 course. you should write an essay according to the instructions. you should choose one the topic in our syllabus and than write an essay according to its film
( please watch it) and its reading. the readings name are on the syllabus
AS an example if you choose 12 october's topic, than you should write a topic of 'everyday experience of modernity in contemporary cities' with watching the film
of Manhattan(woody allen) and also read the three readings about this topic.
You should choose which topic you wanted to write about but please find the readings, and watch the film
about the topic.
the instructions are below;
Short papers Papers must be between 4-5 pages (double spaced, Times New Roman, 12 Font). They should make a discussion of one of the issues that we examine in the course (e.g., gendered experience of flânerie; experience of the transient spaces of modernity; modernity and migration; contemporary experience of the province etc.) in relation to a ONE film
included in the course syllabus. Papers should incorporate a discussion of the relevant readings in the syllabus as well as students’ own experiences, observarions, and opinions concerning the subject at hand.
Everyday experience of modernity in contemporary cities
: Manhattan (Woody Allen, USA, 1979)
Marshall Berman, ‘Introduction: New York Calling’ in Marshall Berman and Brian Berger ed. New York Calling: From Blackout to Bloomberg. London: Reaktion Books, 2007.
Armond White, ‘Speaking Truth to Power,’ in Marshall Berman and Brian Berger ed. New York Calling: From Blackout to Bloomberg. London: Reaktion Books, 2007.
Dave Itzkoff, ‘Woody Allen: The Director’s Cut (Interview with Woody Allen,’ New York Times, September 15, 2010. http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/15/woody-allen-the-directors-cut/
Suggested Reading: Marshall Berman, All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: The Experience of Modernity. London: Verso, 1997.
Transient spaces of modernity: Bridges, subways, airports, taxi caps...
: Night on Earth (Jim Jarmusch, USA, 1991) ; The Terminal (Steven Spielberg, USA, 2004) ; Köprüdekiler (AslA? Özge, Turkey, 2009)
Suggested Reading: Marc Auge, Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity. London: Verso, 2000.
Outside the modern city: Contemporary experience of the province
: May Clouds (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey, 1999)
Reading: Asuman Suner, New Turkish Cinema: Belonging, Identity and Memory. London: I.B. Tauris Press, 2010.
Early images of the modern city
: The Man with the Movie
Camera (Dziga Vertov, USSR, 1929)
Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin, USA, 1936)
Reading: Marko Daniel, “The Man With the Movie
Camera: Speed of Vision, Speed of Truth?” http://www.25hrs.org/vertov.htm.
Suggested Reading: Jeremy Hicks, Dziga Vertov: Defining Documentary Film
. London: I.B.Tauris, 2007.
The modern subject and the gendered practice of flanerie
: My Life to Live (Jean Luc Godard, France, 1962)
Reading: David Sterritt, The Films of Jean-Luc Godard: Seeing the Invisible. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Suggested Reading: Anne Friedberg, Window Shopping: Cinema and the Postmodern. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.
Anthony Giddens, Modernity and Self-Identity: Self and Society in the Late Modern Age. Stanford, CA: University of Stanford Press, 1991.
Richard Neupert, A History of the French New Wave Cinema. Madison, Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2002.
Migration, globalization, and the modern city
: La Haine (Mathieu Kassovitz, France, 1995)
Myrto Konstantarakos, “Which Mapping of the City? La Haine (Kassovitz, 1995) and the Cinema de Banlieue,” in Phil Powrie, ed. French Cinema in the 1990s: Continuity and Difference. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Order, disorder and the modern city
: Play Time (Jacques Tati, France, 1967); Chungking Express (Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong, 1997)
Janice Tong, “Chungking Express: Time and Its Displacements” in Chris Berry ed. Chinese Films in Focus: 25 New Takes, London: BFI Publishing, 2003.
Laurent Marie, “Jacques Tati’s Play Time as New Babylon” in Mark Shiel and Tony Fitzmaurice ed. Cinema and the City: Film
and Urban Societies in a Global Context, Oxford: Blackwell, 2001.
Suggested Reading: Michel Chion, The Films of Jacques Tati. Toronto: Guernica, 2003.
Experience of modernity in contemporary Istanbul
: Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (Fatih AkA?n, Germany, 2005)
Engin IA?A?n, “The Soul of a City: Hüzün, Keyif, Longing,” in Deniz Göktürk, Levent Soysal and A?pek Türeli ed. Orienting Istanbul: Cultural Capital of Europe? New York: Routledge, 2010.
Asuman Suner, New Turkish Cinema: Belonging, Identity and Memory. London: I.B. Tauris Press, 2010.
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