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Scott Hutchins <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 12 Aug 2006 15:03:53 -0400
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The Great Dictator
Donnie Darko

I'd suggest The Senator Was Indiscreet, but ti's not even out on DVD yet...

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From:         Prof Steven P Hill <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:     Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Date:          Thu, 3 Aug 2006 02:32:18 -0500

>Dear colleagues & Prof Thompson:
>"Male Animal" (Warners 1942, with Henry Fonda) is an excellent comedy-drama 
>about a fictional college professor of English literature (not yet tenured), who 
>along with his English Dept.  colleagues gets involved in a political controversy.  
>Extremely interesting is the professor's attempt to use RHETORIC itself in that 
>"Confessions of a Nazi Spy" (Warners 1939, with Edward G Robinson) is a striking 
>early semi-documentary about  Nazi propagandists' attempts to promote Hitler's
>ideology in the USA, and US counter-spies'  attempts to infiltrate the 
>propagandists' German-American organizations and to put a stop to their Nazi 
>propaganda.  Much political rhetoric, i.e., "propaganda," is presented and 
>dissected in the film, recreated by professional actors as if they were real people.
>"Citizen Kane" (RKO 1941, by & with Orson Welles) hardly needs commentary.  
>The life of a fictional publisher (inspired by a real publisher) who became a master 
>and abuser of rhetoric (information and dis-information) in his own journalistic 
>"Deadline USA" (MGM '52, with Humphrey Bogart) is the story of an old New 
>York daily newspaper attempting to mainstain high journalistic standards in 
>increasingly difficult competition with more commercially-oriented, less 
>idealistic newspapers. 
>P.S.  Does anyone know why some postings on list-servers, like this one, 
>mess up the text by sticking in "20" and/or " -- " at the end of many lines?  
>Are those "insertions" really necessary?
>Best wishes to all,
>Steven P Hill,
>University of Illinois.
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>Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2006 00:00:14 
>From: <[log in to unmask]>  
>Subject: SCREEN-L Digest - 1 Aug 2006 to 2 Aug 2006 (#2006-129) 
>To: [log in to unmask] 
>Date:    Tue, 1 Aug 2006 17:16:17 -0500 
>From:    Lou Thompson <[log in to unmask]> 
>Subject: Suggestions for rhetoric of/and film class 
>Hello all, 
>I am teaching a graduate course called Rhetoric of/and Film this fall.  = 
>I'm looking for some suggestions for films.  I'd like to cover about ten = 
>or so, at least half documentary.  I'm so overwhelmed with the sheer = 
>number of options right now I'm having trouble settling on something, so = 
>I thought I'd send a request for any suggestions, ideas, etc.  I'm = 
>looking for a variety of films that will offer us the opportunity to = 
>examine ideology and how it is presented in varying methods and degrees. = 
>There are a few restrictions:]
>The students are graduate students in English and/or rhetoric, not film = 
>students.  Some of them will have had other film classes with me, but = 
>most will not have.  Though the list below may seem like films everyone = 
>has seen, the sad truth is that most of my students will have seen maybe = 
>one or two of them.  Only one student will have seen them all, but she's = 
>one of my Netflix buddies.  
>The class is an online class, so the films will have to be obtained  
>through means such as Netflix or GreenCine.  So no Nanook.  
>Here's what I have so far:(very tentative): 
>Documentaries: Triumph of the Will (Netflix), Fog of War, Bowling for Columbine 
>Features: Rashomon,Philadelphia,Quiet American,The New World,3Kings,Crash. 
>Dr. Lou Ann Thompson, Department of English, Speech,  and Foreign Languages 
>Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX 76204.
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>Date:    Wed, 2 Aug 2006 15:02:25 +0300 
>From:    Naomi Tirosh <[log in to unmask]> 
>Subject: Re: Suggestions for rhetoric of/and film class 
>Mr. Smith goes to Washington 1939 
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