Readings

Required Texts

Buy at Amazon Singer, Irving. Reality Transformed: Film as Meaning and Technique. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1998. ISBN: 0262692481.

Buy at Amazon ———. Three Philosophical Filmmakers: Hitchcock, Welles, Renoir. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2004. ISBN: 0262195011.

Where available, links to more information about each film viewed in the course have been made to the Internet Movie Database.

LEC # TOPICS/READINGS
1 Introduction

Film: Cocteau, Jean. Beauty and the Beast (1946).
2 Singer, Irving. Reality Transformed. pp. i-xiv, 1-50.

Film: Welles, Orson. Citizen Kane (1941).
3 Singer, Irving. Reality Transformed. pp. 53-78.

Film: Allen, Woody. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985).
4 Singer, Irving. Reality Transformed. pp. 81-127.

Film: Visconti, Luchino. Death in Venice (1971).
5 Singer, Irving. Reality Transformed. pp. 131-189.

Film: Renoir, Jean. The Rules of the Game (1939).
6 Singer, Irving. Reality Transformed. pp. 191-200.

Film: Hitchcock, Alfred. The 39 Steps (1935).
7 Singer, Irving. Three Philosophical Filmmakers. pp. ix-46.

Film: Hitchcock, Alfred. Psycho (1960).
8 Singer, Irving. Three Philosophical Filmmakers. pp. 46-75.

Video: Camera Three: The Illustrated Hitchcock. Interview with Pia Lindstrom, 1972.
9 Singer, Irving. Three Philosophical Filmmakers. pp. 77-145.

Film: Hitchcock, Alfred. Vertigo (1958).
10 Singer, Irving. Three Philosophical Filmmakers. pp. 147-178.

Video: Orson Welles: Stories From a Life in Film. Interview with Leslie Megahey, BBC Television, 1989.
11 Singer, Irving. Three Philosophical Filmmakers. pp. 178-219.

Film: Welles, Orson. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942).
12 Singer, Irving. Three Philosophical Filmmakers. pp. 221-257.

Film: Renoir, Jean. The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936).
13 Discussion

Film: Renoir, Jean. Le Roi d'Yvetot (on Petit Théâtre de Jean Renoir (1971)).