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    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 9 items
    1. Essential 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. Supporting reading: 5 items
      1. Film art: an introduction - David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson, Jeff Smith 2017

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

      2. 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

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

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

      4. Carol Reed - Peter William Evans 2005

        Book Recommended Chapter 4: Hearts of the matter

      5. 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

    3. Background reading (camera): 1 item
  4. Week 2: Mise-en-scene 10 items
    1. Essential reading: 2 items
      1. Film art: an introduction - David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson, Jeff Smith 2017

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

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

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

    2. Supporting reading: 5 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. 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

      3. 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

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

        Book Recommended

      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)

    3. Background reading: 3 items
      1. Looking at movies: an introduction to film - Richard Meran Barsam, Dave Monahan c2013

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

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

        Book Recommended Chapter 2

      3. After Dracula: The 1930s Horror Film - Alison Peirse, ebrary, Inc, ebrary 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Chapter 5: Bauhaus of horror: film architecture and 'The black cat', pp. 101-121

  5. Week 3: Cinematography: lighting and colour 12 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. Supporting reading: 2 items
      1. 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

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

        Book Recommended

      2. British colour cinema: practices and theories - Simon Brown, Sarah Street, Liz I. Watkins, British Film Institute 2013

        Book Recommended

      3. Magic hour - Jack Cardiff, Martin Scorsese 1996

        Book Recommended

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

        Article Recommended

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

        Book Recommended

      6. Film lighting: talks with Hollywood's cinematographers and gaffers - J. Kris Malkiewicz, Leonard Konopelski c2012

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

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

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

  6. Weeks 4 and 5: Editing 12 items
    1. Essential 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. Supporting reading (week 4): 5 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. 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

      4. 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

    3. Supporting reading (week 5): 3 items
      1. 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

      2. The world is ever changing - Nicolas Roeg 2013

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

      3. The films of Nicolas Roeg - Neil Sinyard 1991

        Book Recommended Don't look now

    4. Background reading (Weeks 4 and 5): 2 items
      1. On film-making: an introduction to the craft of the director - Alexander Mackendrick, Paul Cronin, Martin Scorsese 2004

        Book Recommended

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

        Book Recommended

  7. Week 7: Case studies in cinematography: British cinema of the 1940s & The impact of digital and CGI 17 items
    1. Essential 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. 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. Supporting reading: 2 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. Black narcissus - Sarah Street 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Chapter 2. pp 30-61.

    3. Background reading (Powell & Pressburger): 13 items
      1. British colour cinema: practices and theories - Simon Brown, Sarah Street, Liz I. Watkins, British Film Institute 2013

        Book Recommended

      2. Magic hour - Jack Cardiff, Martin Scorsese 1996

        Book Recommended

      3. Powell, Pressburger and others - Ian Christie 1978

        Book Recommended

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

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

        Book Recommended

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

        Article Recommended

  8. Week 8: Performance [subject to change] 25 items
    1. Essential reading: 2 items
    2. Supporting reading: 6 items
      1. Theorizing film acting - Aaron Taylor 2012

        Book Recommended Acting matters: noting performance in three films. pp 19-32.

      2. Screen acting 1999 (electronic resource)

        Book  Crafting film performances: acting in the Hollywood studio era. pp 31-45

      3. Actors and emotion in performance - Eric T Hetzler 21/12/2007

        Article Recommended

      4. Theorizing film acting - Aaron Taylor 2012

        Book Recommended Living meaning: the fluency of film performance. pp 33-46.

      5. Acting in the cinema - James Naremore, American Council of Learned Societies 1990, c1988 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      6. Theorizing film acting - Aaron Taylor 2012

        Book Recommended Acting, casually and theoretically speaking. pp 1-16.

    3. Background reading: 17 items
      1. Film theory and criticism: introductory readings (2016)

        Book Recommended Bazin, A. (1985). Theatre and cinema. pp. 345-355.

      2. Legitimate cinema: theatre stars in silent British films, 1908-1918 - Jon Burrows 2003 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Chapter 4. pp. 112-140

      3. Theorizing film acting - Aaron Taylor 2012

        Book Recommended The screen actor’s “first self” and “second self”: John Wayne and Coquelin’s acting theory. pp 184-200.

      4. British television drama: past, present and future - Jonathan Bignell, Stephen Lacey 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended What do actors actually do when they act? pp 143-155.

      5. Theorizing film acting - Aaron Taylor 2012

        Book Recommended Play acting: A theory of comedic performance. pp 47-61.

      6. Acting - James R. Hamilton 2013

        Article Recommended

      7. Theorizing film acting - Aaron Taylor 2012

        Book Recommended Acting like a star. pp 201-209.

      8. Getting Stanislavsky Wrong - Charles Marowitz 08/2014

        Article Recommended

      9. Theorizing film acting - Aaron Taylor 2012

        Book Recommended Story and show: the basic contradiction of film star acting. pp 169-183.

      10. Eloquent gestures: the transformation of performance style in the Griffith Biograph films - Roberta E. Pearson, American Council of Learned Societies c1992 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      11. Screen acting 1999 (electronic resource)

        Book  Sergi, G. (1999). Actors and the sound gang. pp 107-114.

      12. The Sound of Film Acting. - Wojcik, Pamela Robertson 2006

        Article Recommended

  9. Week 9: Sound and music in film and television 20 items
    1. Essential 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. Supporting reading: 5 items
      1. Film music and film genre - Mark Brownrigg, University of Stirling. Dept. of Film and Media Studies 2003

        Book Recommended Chapter 5: Music and the horror film. pp. 112-149.

      2. Time and relative dissertations in space: critical perspectives on Doctor Who - David Butler 2007

        Book Recommended The music of machines: ‘Special sound’ as music in Doctor Who. pp. 204-214.

    3. Background reading: 14 items
      1. Sound theory, sound practice - Rick Altman 1992

        Book Recommended

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

        Book Recommended

      3. Film, a sound art - Michel Chion 2009

        Book Recommended

      4. Flow amid Flux - Charles Fairchild 2011

        Article Recommended

      5. 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)

      6. 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)

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

        Book Recommended

  10. Week 10: Film form and authorship & Writing about film and television 11 items
    1. Essential reading (film form and authorship): 2 items
    2. Essential reading (writing about film and television): 1 item
      1. Writing a critical analysis of a film. - David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson

        Chapter Essential

    3. Supporting reading (writing about film and television): 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

    4. Background reading (film form and authorship): 3 items
      1. Ideas of Authorship - E. Buscombe 1973

        Article Recommended

      2. Six Authors in Pursuit of The Searchers - G. Nowell-Smith 01/03/1976

        Article Recommended

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

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

  11. Week 11: Television style, authorship and the aesthetics debate 31 items
    1. Essential reading: 3 items
      1. The Singing Detective (Dennis Potter): Who done it? IN: British television drama in the 1980s - G. Brandt

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

      2. The art of invective: selected non-fiction 1953-1994 - Dennis Potter, Peter Bowker, Ian Greaves, Dave Rolinson 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Telling stories. pp 164-168.

    2. Supporting reading (concepts): 3 items
    3. Background reading (concepts): 14 items
      1. Big picture, small screen: the relations between film and television - John Hill, Martin McLoone 1996

        Book Recommended "They think it’s All Over”: The dramatic legacy of live television. pp 47-75.

      2. Television Aesthetics - Sarah Cardwell 03/2006

        Article Recommended

      3. Telefantasy - Catherine Johnson 2005

        Book Recommended Chapter 1: Spectacle and intimacy: The Quatermass serials and 1950s British Television. pp 19-41

      4. The art of invective: selected non-fiction 1953-1994 - Dennis Potter, Peter Bowker, Ian Greaves, Dave Rolinson 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended One man’s week. pp 173-175.

      5. Time and relative dissertations in space: critical perspectives on Doctor Who - David Butler 2007

        Book Recommended The Filipino army’s advance on Reykjavik: world-building in Studio D and its legacy. pp 161-175.

      6. Time and relative dissertations in space: critical perspectives on Doctor Who - David Butler 2007

        Book Recommended “Who done it”: discourses of authorship during the John Nathan-Turner era. pp 176-189.

      7. Don't look now: British cinema in the 1970s - Paul Newland 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended The last studio system: A case for British television films. pp 163-176.

    4. Background reading (The Singing Detective): 11 items
      1. Dennis Potter: a life on screen - John R. Cook 1998

        Book Recommended pp 211-246

      2. British television drama: a history - Lez Cooke 2003

        Book Recommended Chapter 5.

      3. The singing detective - Glen Creeber, Dennis Potter 2007

        Book Recommended Chapter 1

      4. The art of invective: selected non-fiction 1953-1994 - Dennis Potter, Peter Bowker, Ian Greaves, Dave Rolinson 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Introduction to Part 3. pp 217-227.

      5. British television drama: past, present, and future - Jonathan Bignell, Stephen Lacey, Madeleine Macmurraugh-Kavanagh 2000

        Book Recommended Run over by one’s own story: Genre and ethos in Dennis Potter’s The Singing Detective. pp 133-139.

      6. Experimental British television - Laura Mulvey, Jamie Sexton 2007

        Book Recommended Don’t Fence Me In: The Singing Detective and the synchronicity of indeterminacy. pp 120-135.

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