SCREEN-L Archives

March 2001, Week 2


Options: Use Monospaced Font
Show Text Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Message: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Author: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
"J. Emmett Winn" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply To:
Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 10 Mar 2001 17:31:43 -0600
text/plain (56 lines)
Since I was one of the folks who suggested Bordwell's and Thompson's _Film
Art_ I guess I should weigh in also.  I like the sophisticated treatment that
the book offers and the fact that it both challenges students and offers them
glimpses of films with which they are unfamiliar. I have always balanced it
with more familiar texts by showing the students "pretty mainstream movies" as
class examples and then discussing the film using B&T's readings as the
framework for the discussion.  It has worked well for me.

>===== Original Message From Film and TV Studies Discussion List
<[log in to unmask]> =====
>That's a great story from Dr. Monti, though of course it's got to be at
>least as much about gender as anti-intellectualism in film studies.
>Though I understand the cautionary lesson of that student's letter, I
>maintain some optomism that we can blend the theoretically sophisticated
>with the student-friendly in a way that entertains while impressing
>students that we mean (analytic) business.  I regard scholars such as
>Bordwell, Thompson, and Staiger as important parts of that mix.
>Thompson's new book should be helpful in that regard as well.
>    BTW, has anyone got good scholarship on the teeny-bopper movies,
>especially ones focusing on girls?  I have students probing deviance and
>revenge against guys/adults in movies such as The Craft, Heathers,
>Heavenly Creatures, Wild Things, Jawbreakers, Carrie, etc.  The slasher
>movies are well covered, but I'd like to see chapters/articles on the
>other movies as well.  thanks.
>Neal King
>Belmont University Sociology
>Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the
>University of Alabama:

Dr. J. Emmett Winn
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
217 Tichenor Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849-5211

phone 334-844-2761
fax 334-844-4665
[log in to unmask]

Auburn Film Society

Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite