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I'm not sure about availability on netflix; but in addition to some of the
films already mentioned, I have used the following (mostly on DVD - although
possibly region 2) and found them to be quite useful.

*Man Bites Dog** *(R. Belvaux-A. Bonzel, 1992)

*2 ou 3 Choses que je sais d'elle *(J.-L. Godard, 1966)

*Battle of Algiers *(G. Pontecorvo, 1965)

*Borom Sarret** *(O. Sembene, 1966)

*Top Gun** *(T. Scott, 1986)

*The Celluloid Closet* (R. Epstein-J. Friedman, 1995)



for discussions of utopia / dystopia and ideology:

*The Matrix** *(L. Wachowski-A. Wachowski, 1999)

*Demolition Man *(M. Brambilla, 1993)

*Fahrenheit 451 *(F. Truffaut, 1966)

*Starship Troopers* (P. Verhoeven, 1997)

Melis Behlil.



On 8/3/06, Larsson, Donald F <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Your list suggests that you are looking for more contemporary
> films.  There are, as you suggest, a huge number of possibilities if you go
> back further in time.  It could be interesting to contrast changes in
> rhetorical stances and appeals over time on different subjects.
>
> These suggestions  are grouped more or less by topic.  I'm not sure about
> availability:
>
> Documentaries: Pare Lorentz's THE PLOW THAT BROKE THE PLAINS and THE
> RIVER; Capra's WHY WE FIGHT series (especially PRELUDE TO WAR); Huston's LET
> THERE BE LIGHT (veterans' PTSD); De Antonio's YEAR OF THE PIG (Vietnam) and
> POINT OF ORDER (Joseph McCarthy); HEARTS AND MINDS (Vietnam); THE ATOMIC
> CAFE (part of the "no nukes" debates of the 1980s); Barbara Koppel's HARLAN
> COUNTY, USA and AMERICAN DREAM; AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH (if available on video
> by the time on your syllabus)
>
> Race issues: BIRTH OF A NATION, GONE WITH THE WIND, BROKEN ARROW, FORT
> APACHE, GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT; THE DEFIANT ONES; A RAISIN IN THE SUN; TO
> KILL A MOCKINGBIRD; IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT; GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER;
> LITTLE BIG MAN; DANCES WITH WOLVES; BOYZ 'N THE HOOD; THE GLASS SHIELD; DO
> THE RIGHT THING; MALCOLM X; BETRAYED
>
> World War  II and after: WATCH ON THE RHINE; THE GREAT DICTATOR;
> CASABLANCA; CONFESSIONS OF A NAZI SPY; Hitchcock's FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT and
> SABOTEUR; THE HITLER GANG; THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES; CROSSFIRE
>
> McCarthyism: MY SON JOHN, I WAS A COMMUNIST FOR THE FBI, BIG JIM MCCLAIN;
> etc.; MISSION TO MOSCOW; THE NORTH STAR; ADVISE AND CONSENT; THE HOUSE ON
> CARROLL STREET; GUILTY BY SUSPICION; THE FRONT, GOOD LUCK AND GOOD NIGHT
>
> Labor Relations: INTOLERANCE; SALT OF THE EARTH; ON THE WATERFRONT; THE
> PAJAMA GAME; NORTHERN LIGHTS (about the Non-Partisan League movement in the
> Dakotas); NORMA RAE; BLUE COLLAR; MATEWAN
>
> Nuclear War and/or Power: DR. STRANGELOVE; FAIL SAFE; SILKWOOD; THE CHINA
> SYNDROME
>
> Gender and Sexuality: THE BOYS IN THE BAND; TOOTSIE; STONEWALL; BOYS DON'T
> CRY
>
> Vietnam and After: Sam Fuller's CHINA GATE; THE GREEN BERETS; COMING HOME;
> PLATOON; BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY;  APOCALYPSE NOW; FULL METAL JACKET
>
> Middle East:, Africa, Latin America: SYRIANA; MUNICH; HOTEL RWANDA; THE
> CONSTANT GARDENER; LORD OF WAR; MISSING; SALVADOR
>
> Drugs: TRAFFIC; BLOW
>
> Don Larsson
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> of consciousness to the end."  --Virginia Woolf
>
>
> Donald F. Larsson
> Department of English, AH 230
> Minnesota State University
> Mankato, MN  56001
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> ________________________________
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> From: Film and TV Studies Discussion List on behalf of Jesse Kalin
> Sent: Wed 8/2/2006 8:38 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [SCREEN-L] Suggestions for rhetoric of/and film class
>
>
>
> 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
> >
> > ___________________________________________
> > Dr. Lou Ann Thompson
> > Professor of English
> > Department of English, Speech,  and Foreign Languages
> > Texas Woman's University
> > Denton, TX 76204
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