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"Ressel, David Lee" <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 19 Mar 2003 14:27:51 -0500
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At first thinking:  (all on vhs, all stylistically unique or "arty," and
HIGH impact on civilians)

Welcome to Sarajevo
Burnt by the Sun ( a personal favourite, with the sadly departed Katrin
Medium Cool

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From: Joshua Hirsch [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 2:35 PM
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Subject: anti-war art film

I'm looking for a film that fits ALL the following criteria:

1.  An anti-war film, particularly one that represents the effect of war on
2.  An art film, meaning non-traditional narrative, stylistic
experimentation, or preferably both.
3.  Available on video.

Feel free to reply to me directly.

Why?  I'm teaching an intro film course, and am looking for a film to show
in class next week to illustrate a reading: David Bordwell, "Art Cinema as a
Mode of Film Practice."  With war against Iraq imminent, ideally I'd like to
show something that will promote thinking about the human costs of war.  I
guess I'm also looking for a way to express my outrage.

The problem is, I suspect most films on this topic tend to be fairly
classical in form.  I don't remember Forbidden Games well, but I suspect
it's  pretty classical.

Joshua Hirsch
Lecturer in Film and Electronic Arts
California State University, Long Beach

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