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My messages about books on film are going to the list but bouncing from James.  Is anyone else having this problem?

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---- Jennifer Schneider <[log in to unmask]> wrote: 
> Hi James,
> 
> I too like using texts that aren't always "about" film.  Here are two that
> immediately came to mind:
> 
> I often use Barthes' Camera Lucida to get students thinking about the
> difference between "studium" and "punctum"--it's a helpful device for
> getting them to think beyond plot.
> 
> I also like Berger's classic Ways of Seeing for getting them to begin
> thinking about visual representation and ideology.
> 
> Cheers,
> Jen
> 
> Jen Schneider, Ph.D.
> Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts and International Studies
> Colorado School of Mines
> Stratton Hall 406, 1005 14th St.
> Golden, CO  80401
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Film and TV Studies Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of James Monaco
> Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2008 2:41 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [SCREEN-L] Books about film
> 
> For a new edition of How to Read a Film we're preparing a list of 100  
> (or so) books everyone learning about the medium should read. Besides  
> the obvious classics I'm looking for more obscure titles -- and not  
> necessarily directly about film (or tv). (For example, I learned a  
> lot about the language of film from Alexander Kira's sixties study,  
> The Bathroom.)
> 
> If you have any suggestions for this list (even if it is your own  
> work) I'd appreciate hearing them.
> 
> Thanks (and apologies for cross-posting).
> 
> 
> JM
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