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This list relates to the semester Spring 2019 which does not start until 01/01/2019
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  2. Note. 1 item
    1. Students are strongly advised to check the module booklet and lectures every week for guidance on how, why and when you should use these sources, and for recommendations for further reading. 

  3. Week 1 : Introduction and camera 6 items
    1. Required reading: 3 items
      1. Film art: an introduction - David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson, Jeff Smith 2017

        Book Essential Chapter 5: ‘The Shot: Cinematography’ (pp. 159-215)

      2. Introduction, IN: Style and meaning: studies in the detailed analysis of film - J. Gibbs, D. Pye

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module FMSU9M2

    2. Recommended reading: 3 items
      1. Film art: an introduction - David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson, Jeff Smith 2017

        Book Essential Chapter 2: The significance of film form (pp. 50-71)

      2. Chapter 2 of Film: an introduction - W. Phillips

        Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module FMSU9M2

      3. Carol Reed - Peter William Evans 2005

        Book Recommended Chapter 4: Hearts of the matter

  4. Week 2: Mise-en-scene 7 items
    1. Required reading: 1 item
      1. Film art: an introduction - David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson, Jeff Smith 2017

        Book Essential The Shot: Mise-en-Scene. (pp. 112-158)

    2. Recommended reading: 6 items
      1. The role of the production designer, IN: Production design: architects of the screen - J. Barnwell

        Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module FMSU9M2

      2. Looking at movies: an introduction to film - Richard Meran Barsam, Dave Monahan c2013

        Book Recommended Mise-en-scene’ pp. 171-223

      3. The film experience: an introduction - Timothy Corrigan, Patricia White (2015)

        Book Recommended Chapter 2

      4. The Elements of Mise-en-Scene, IN: Mise-en-scene: film style and interpretation - J. Gibbs

        Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module FMSU9M2

      5. Mise en scene and film style: from classical Hollywood to new media art - Adrian Martin 2014

        Book Recommended Martin, Adrian : A term that means everything, and not very much. (pp. 1-20)

      6. Film: an introduction - William H. Phillips 2009

        Book Recommended Chapter 2: Cinematography. (pp. 61-112)

  5. Week 3: Cinematography: lighting and colour 10 items
    1. Required reading: 2 items
      1. Film art: an introduction - David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson, Jeff Smith 2017

        Book Essential Chapter 5: The shot: Cinematography, pp. 159-215

    2. Recommended reading: 8 items
      1. Painting with light - John Alton, American Council of Learned Societies c1995 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      2. Magic hour - Jack Cardiff, Martin Scorsese 1996

        Book Recommended

      3. Talking Shop’ (interviews at Camerimage festival), - Roger Clarke, Edward Lawrenson 2009

        Article Recommended

      4. On film-making: an introduction to the craft of the director - Alexander Mackendrick, Paul Cronin, Martin Scorsese 2004

        Book Recommended

      5. Film lighting: talks with Hollywood's cinematographers and gaffers - J. Kris Malkiewicz 1986

        Book Recommended [Very technical but nice examples & DP testimony.]

      6. A Very Brief History of Cinematography’ - Barry Salt 2009

        Article Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module FMSU9M2

  6. Week 4: British cinema and colour 19 items
    1. Required reading: 3 items
      1. British colour cinema: practices and theories - Simon Brown, Sarah Street, Liz I. Watkins, British Film Institute 2013

        Book Essential

      2. Black narcissus - Sarah Street 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential

      3. Colour aesthetics in postwar cinema: Image, sound, colour, IN: Colour films in Britain: the negotiation of innovation 1900-1955 - S. Street

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module FMSU9M2

    2. Recommended reading: 10 items
      1. The role of the production designer, IN: Production design: architects of the screen - J. Barnwell

        Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module FMSU9M2

      2. Appendix: On the History and Theory of Film Design, IN: The art of film: John Box and production design - I. Christie

        Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module FMSU9M2

      3. British Film Design: A History - Laurie N. Ede 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      4. British film design: a history - Laurie N. Ede, ebrary, Inc 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      5. The British Cinema: The known Cinema? IN: The British cinema book - A. Lovell

        Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module FMSU9M2

      6. Powell and Pressburger: a cinema of magic spaces - Andrew Moor 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      7. Powell & Pressburger: a cinema of magic spaces - Andrew Moor 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      8. Screen 2005

        Journal Recommended [Special issue on Powell]

      9. The cinema of Michael Powell: international perspectives on an English film-maker - Ian Christie, Andrew Moor, British Film Institute 2005

        Book Recommended

    3. Further reading: 6 items
      1. Magic hour - Jack Cardiff, Martin Scorsese 1996

        Book Recommended

      2. Powell, Pressburger and others - Ian Christie 1978

        Book Recommended

      3. The cinema of Michael Powell: international perspectives on an English film-maker - Ian Christie, Andrew Moor, British Film Institute 2005

        Book Recommended

      4. A life in movies: an autobiography - Michael Powell 1986

        Book Recommended

      5. The shock of The red shoes - Linda Ruth Williams 2017

        Article Recommended

  7. Weeks 5 and 7 : Editing 11 items
    1. Required reading: 2 items
      1. Film art: an introduction - David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson, Jeff Smith 2017

        Book Essential Chapter 6: The Relation of Shot to Shot: Editing, pp. 216-262

      2. The technique of film editing - Karel Reisz, Gavin Millar, Thorold Dickinson c[2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Chapter 14: Editing the picture. (pp. 179-205)

    2. Recommended reading: 9 items
      1. Editing, IN: Looking at movies: an introduction to film - R. Barsam

        Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module FMSU9M2

      2. The editing of Lawrence of Arabia: an interview with Ann V. Coates - Gary Crowdus 2009

        Article Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module FMSU9M2

      3. Chapter 5 of The films of Nicolas Roeg: myth and mind - J. Izod

        Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module FMSU9M2

      4. On film-making: an introduction to the craft of the director - Alexander Mackendrick, Paul Cronin, Martin Scorsese 2004

        Book Recommended

      5. Film form: genre and narrative, IN: Early cinema: from factory gate to dream factory - S. Popple, J. Kember

        Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module FMSU9M2

      6. Don't look now - Mark Sanderson, British Film Institute 2012

        Book Recommended

      7. The films of Nicolas Roeg - Neil Sinyard 1991

        Book Recommended Don't look now

      8. The art and craft of film editing - Richard Chew 2009

        Article Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module FMSU9M2

  8. Week 8: Sound and music 17 items
    1. Required reading: 1 item
      1. Film art: an introduction - David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson, Jeff Smith 2017

        Book Essential Chapter 7: ‘Sound in the Cinema’. (pp. 263-302)

    2. Recommended reading: 11 items
      1. Sound theory, sound practice - Rick Altman 1992

        Book Recommended

      2. Film music and film genre - Mark Brownrigg, University of Stirling. Dept. of Film and Media Studies 2003

        Book Recommended

      3. Audio-vision: sound on screen - Michel Chion, Claudia Gorbman, Walter Murch c1994

        Book Recommended

      4. Film, a sound art - Michel Chion 2009

        Book Recommended

      5. The sounds of early cinema - Domitor Conference 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Polet, Jacques : Early cinematographic spectacles: The role of sound accompaniment in the reception of moving images. (pp. 192-197)

      6. Film sound: theory and practice - Elisabeth Weis, John Belton 1985

        Book Recommended

    3. Further reading (television music): 5 items
      1. Flow amid Flux - Charles Fairchild 2011

        Article Recommended

      2. Special sound: the creation and legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Louis Niebur 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Neibur, Louis : Chapter 4: The coming of the synthesizers. (pp.120-156)

  9. Week 9 : Film form in the age of digital and CGI 8 items
    1. Required reading: 2 items
      1. The impact of digital technologies on film aesthetics, IN: Film theory and criticism: introductory readings - M. Allen

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module FMSU9M2

      2. Tales of Upward Mobility, IN: Film theory and criticism: introductory readings - K. Whissel

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module FMSU9M2

    2. Recommended reading: 5 items
      1. The language of new media - Lev Manovich, American Council of Learned Societies 2002 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Manovich, Lev, selections from Manovich Including ‘Synthetic realism and its discontents’ [also reproduced in Braudy & Cohen, pp. 785-801].

      2. The world is ever changing - Nicolas Roeg 2013

        Book Recommended Roeg, N. : Editing. (pp. 141-156)

    3. Also return to reading listed in Week 1 on the academic value of reading film form, to which this lecture will return as a form of conclusion to the first block of the module: 1 item
      1. The Significance of Film Form, IN: Film art: an introduction - David Bordwell, Kirsten Thompson

        Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module FMSU9M2

  10. Week 10 : Film form and authorship: Hitchcock 5 items
    1. Required reading: 2 items
    2. Recommended reading: 3 items
      1. Ideas of Authorship - E. Buscombe 1973

        Article Recommended

      2. 'Film Culture' - an anthology - P. Adams Sitney 1971

        Book Recommended Sarris, Andrew : Notes on the auteur theory in 1962. (pp. 121-135)

      3. Many potential further sources on Hitchcock are listed in the module booklet.

  11. Week 11: Assessment 2 7 items
    1. Required reading: 2 items
      1. Writing a critical analysis of a film. - David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson

        Chapter Essential

      2. ·         Study of DVD and blu ray releases, and cinema brochures, as guided by the lecture. For example: the 2016 BFI Alan Clarke releases.

    2. Recommended reading 5 items
      1. Film art: an introduction - David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson, Jeff Smith 2017

        Book Recommended Chapter 11: Sample analyses. (pp. 400-451)

      2. Film art: an introduction - David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson, Jeff Smith 2017

        Book Recommended Chapter 8: Summary: Style and film form. (pp. 303-325)

      3. A short guide to writing about film - Timothy Corrigan 2012

        Book Recommended Read Chapters 1 & 3

      4. Chapter 2 of A short guide to writing about film - T. Corrigan

        Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module FMSU9M2

      5. Film: the essential study guide - Ruth Doughty, Deborah Shaw 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

  12. Beyond the reading list 1 item
    You are expected to read widely beyond this resource list. Make a start with your subject research guide
    1. Try the subject research guide for the most appropriate resources for your topic