AMER20072 American Film: Theory and Practice
Each week the “Set Reading” is the article or chapter that you must read in advance of class. These readings are all made available to you in the FREE course reading pack. However, all of the following reading is worth looking at and is available to you in the library.
Peter Biskind, “Blockbuster: The Last Crusade” in Mark Crispin Miller (ed.), Seeing Through Movies (New York: Pantheon, 1990), pp.112-149.
Thomas Ellsaesser and Warren Buckland, Studying Contemporary American Films, ch. 2
Geoff King, Spectacular Narratives: Hollywood in the Age of the Blockbuster (London: I.B. Taurus, 2000).
Geoff King, New Hollywood Cinema: An Introduction (London: I.B. Taurus, 2002).
Barbara Klinger, “What is Cinema Today? Home Viewing, New Technologies and DVD” in Michael Hammond and Linda Ruth Williams (eds.), Contemporary American Cinema (Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2006), pp.356-378.
Peter Kramer, “Post-classical Hollywood” in John Hill & Pamela Church Gibson (eds.), The Oxford Guide to Film Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998), pp.289-309.
Tom Shone, Blockbuster: How Hollywood Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Summer (London: Simon & Schuster, 2004).
Kristin Thompson, Storytelling in the New Hollywood (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999).
Justin Wyatt, High Concept: Movies & Marketing in Hollywood (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1994).
Richard Barsam, Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film (London: Norton, 2007).
David Bordwell & Kristin Thompson, Film Art (London: McGraw-Hill, various editions)
Pam Cook & Mieke Bernink (eds.), The Cinema Book (2nd Edition) (London: BFI, 1999), pp.98-105.
Susan Hayward, Key Concepts in Cinema Studies (London: Routledge, 2006).
Richard Maltby, Hollywood Cinema: An Introduction (Oxford: Blackwell, 2003).