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You might try "The War Game"--it's a staged documentary (one, if not  
the first, of this sort) of a nuclear exchange in Britain and it's  
aftermath.  Just reissued.  Whether NetFlix has it or not, I don't know.

JK

On Aug 1, 2006, at 6:16 PM, Lou Thompson wrote:

> 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: (It's very tentative)
>
> Documentaries
>
>
>
> Triumph of the Will (Netflix has it!!)
>
> Fog of War
>
> Bowling for Columbine
>
>
>
>  Features:
>
>
>
> Rashomon
>
> Philadelphia
>
> The Quiet American
>
> The New World
>
> Three Kings
>
> Crash
>
>
>
> Thanks in advance for any help.
>
>
>
> Lou
>
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> Professor of English
> Department of English, Speech,  and Foreign Languages
> Texas Woman's University
> Denton, TX 76204
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