COM 409: Critical Methods for Visual Communication
Fall, 2005
Professor Arne G'Schwind




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Additional Resources

 

Books

Film History:
David A. Cook, A History of Narrative Film (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1996)
Kristin Thompson & David Bordwell, Film History: An Introduction (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1994)

Film Theory and Criticism
Tim Bywater & Thomas Sobchack, Introduction to Film Criticism (New York: Longman, 1989)
Bordwell, David, and Kristin Thompson. Film Art: An Introduction, 6th Ed. (McGraw-Hill, 2001).
Kolker, Robert. Film, Form, and Culture (McGraw-Hill, 1999). (book and CD-ROM)

General Resources

Pauline Kael, 5001 Nights at the Movies (New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1991)

Phyllis R. Klotman, Frame by Frame I: A Black Filmography (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1979); and Phyllis R. Klotman & Gloria J. Gibson, Frame by Frame II : A Filmography of the African-American Image (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1997)
David N. Meyer, A Girl and a Gun: The Complete Guide to Film Noir on Video (New York: Avon Books, 1998)

Journals
Camera Obscura (feminism, culture, and media studies)
Journals Division, Indiana University Press
601 N. Morton St.
Bloomington, IN 47404

(812) 855-9444
www.indiana.edu/~iupress

Cinema Journal (film history and theory)
University of Texas Press Journals
Box 7819
Austin, Texas 78713

(512) 471-4531
journal orders@utpress.ppb.utexas.edu

Images: A Journal of Film and Popular Culture (online: a cross between a pop culture film magazine and an academic journal with theoretical articles, reviews of new releases, and genre studies.)
http://www.imagesjournal.com


Some Film Studies Links

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