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Tim Shary <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 12 Jun 2006 12:02:57 -0400
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Depending on how you determine the concept of eugenics, any of these may be

Blade Runner (1982)
The Boys from Brazil (1978)
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
The Island (2005)
Able Edwards (2004)
Humanoids from the Deep (1980)

...not much help with race/dis/sex pre-1945 though

Tim Shary
Clark University

on 6/11/06 7:26 PM, Johnson Cheu at [log in to unmask] wrote:

> Dear List:
> I'm planning a course about the Eugenics movement in America, covering,
> race, disability, and sexuality. I'm trying to confine most of the readings
> and screenings to pre-1945, except for a look at genetics, a la Gattaca,
> and probably X-Men (if Last Stand's on DVD by late Fall). Besides Birth of
> A Nation, and In The White Man's Image, can anyone think of good films to
> use that have eugenics as theme either at forefront or as undercurrent, in
> relation to race/dis/sex pre-1945? The course is a thematic freshman
> composition course, not a film course, so I'm more interested in things
> they can discuss more thematically, rather than within a trajectory of film
> studies discourse.
> Thanks,
> Johnson Cheu

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