Thursday, September 12, 2013

Art 441 Module A: Foundations of Science Fiction Film

Module A: Foundations of Science Fiction Film

Week 1 -  August 26, 2013
Star Wars, 1977, 121 minutes, USA, Director George Lucas
The Power of Myth – Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers

August 29, 2013 Memorial Day Holiday

On reserve in the KC – watch and write brief analysis on your blog:
Metropolis1927, 117 minutes, German, Director Fritz Lang  view on reserve

Frankenstein, 70 minutes, USA, Director James Whale view on reserve

Week 2 – September 9, 2013
Le voyage dans la lune, A Trip to the Moon, 1902, 14 minutes, Director Georges Méliès
Things to Come, 1936, 97 minutes, Great Brittain, Director William Cameron Menzies

Reading Assignment due for discussion September 9, 2013:
Liquid Metal: The Science Fiction Film Reader

One - Preface by Sean Redmond
The Wonder of Science Fiction pg 2-3
Images of Wonder: The Look of Science Fiction by Vivian Sobchack pgs 4-10

Other foundational films from the early years of science fiction film:
Frau im Mond, Woman in the Moon, 1929, 169 minutes, German, Director Fritz Lang
King Kong, 1933, 104 minutes, USA, Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack
Bride of Frankenstein, 1935, 75 minutes, USA, James Whale
Modern Times, 1936, 83 minutes, USA, Director Charlie Chaplin
Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, 1940, 12 episones, Directors Ford Beebe
and Ray Taylor

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