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First Mondays with the BCC Film Library

8 September 2010

Film screenings from the Janus Collection
Co-sponsored by the Library and the Arts & Cultural Studies Department

WHEN:   THE FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH 4-6pm
WHERE: THE BCC AUDITORIUM (ROOM 21)

Films will be introduced by Humanities Professor, Laura Ruberto

 

GRAND ILLUSION

Director: Jean Renoir France 1937 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 4TH (4-6PM RM 21) 

Synopsis from the Janus Collection: One of the very first prison escape movies, Grand Illusion is hailed as one of the greatest films ever made. Jean Renoir’s antiwar masterpiece stars Jean Gabin and Pierre Fresnay as French soldiers held in a World War I German prison camp, and Erich von Stroheim as the unforgettable Captain von Rauffenstein.

 

UGETSU

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi Japan 1953

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST (4-6PM RM 21) 

Synopsis from the Janus Collection: “Quite simply one of the greatest of filmmakers,” said Jean-Luc Godard of Kenji Mizoguchi. And Ugetsu, a ghost story like no other, is surely the Japanese director’s supreme achievement. Derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, this haunting tale of love and loss—with its exquisite blending of the otherworldly and the real—is one of the most beautiful films ever made.

 

VIRIDIANA

Director: Luis Buñuel Spain 1961

MONDAY, DECEMBER 6TH (4-6PM RM 21) 

Synopsis from the Janus Collection: Banned in Spain and denounced by the Vatican, Luis Buñuel’s irreverent vision of life as a beggar’s banquet is regarded by many as his masterpiece. In it, novice nun Viridiana does her utmost to maintain her Catholic principles, but her lecherous uncle and a motley assemblage of paupers force her to confront the limits of her idealism. Winner of the Palme d’or at the 1961 Cannes Film Festival, Viridiana is as audacious today as ever.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FILMS AND DIRECTORS

  

 Luis Buñuel

Jean Renoir

 FROM THE INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE  http://www.imdb.com/

 FROM SENSES OF CINEMA ARCHIVE “an online journal devoted to the serious and eclectic discussion of cinema” http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/index.html

 FROM STRICTLY FILM SCHOOL http://www.filmref.com/index.html

ROGER EBERT REVIEWS http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/

 

SELECTED ARTICLES FROM EBSCO DATABASES: 

Perebinossoff, Phillipe R. “Theatricals in Jean Renoir’s The Rules of the Game and Grand Illusion.” Literature Film Quarterly 5.1 (1977): 50. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 7 Sept. 2010.
http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=1&hid=113&sid=18a328b9-49e0-404b-9ffc-f05b69318e47%40sessionmgr104&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=aph&AN=7153753

Kauffmann, Stanley. “Visiting the Great.” New Republic 221.8 (1999): 28. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 7 Sept. 2010.
http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=2&hid=113&sid=ba5b503a-f41f-42f9-b553-0dabb5e4abd1%40sessionmgr111&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=aph&AN=2127167

Kauffmann, Stanley. “From France, Old and New (Film).” New Republic 141.4/5 (1959): 30. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 7 Sept. 2010.
http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=1&hid=113&sid=921a4984-30eb-4006-861d-b0a2b11e5d42%40sessionmgr113&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=aph&AN=14419106#db=aph&AN=14419106

Russell, Catherine. “Ugetsu.” Cineaste 31.3 (2006): 64-66. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 7 Sept. 2010.
http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=1&hid=113&sid=f7d59624-1c2d-4b82-b911-88be4e242df0%40sessionmgr114&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=aph&AN=20246787#db=aph&AN=20246787

Chang, Chris. “sound & vision: Ghost Tones.” Film Comment 42.2 (2006): 16. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 7 Sept. 2010.
http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=1&hid=113&sid=f7d59624-1c2d-4b82-b911-88be4e242df0%40sessionmgr114&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=aph&AN=20246787

Rosenbaum, Jonathan. “Viridiana.” Cineaste 31.4 (2006): 83. MasterFILE Premier. EBSCO. Web. 7 Sept. 2010.
http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=2&hid=113&sid=73f037d1-1d88-419f-a161-082d4fde85b4%40sessionmgr111&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=f5h&AN=22500624

Luis, Rodríguez J. “Contamination and transformation: a Kristevan reading of Luis Buñuel’s Viridiana.” Studies in Hispanic Cinemas 1.3 (2004): 169-180. Communication & Mass Media Complete. EBSCO. Web. 7 Sept. 2010.
http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=1&hid=113&sid=9ad746be-8966-49aa-8064-ca16b73b77db%40sessionmgr111&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=ufh&AN=17043371

Miles, Robert J. “Virgin on the edge: Luis Buñuel’s transnational trope.” Studies in Hispanic Cinemas 2.3 (2006): 169-188. Communication & Mass Media Complete. EBSCO. Web. 7 Sept. 2010.
http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=1&hid=113&sid=0c3b6608-18d8-4c83-b5ac-94adc0c6bde7%40sessionmgr111&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=ufh&AN=22404053#db=ufh&AN=22404053

Sundt, Catherine. “Religion and Power: The Appropriation of Da Vinci’s the Last Supper in Viridianaand L’ultima Cena.” Romance Notes 49.1 (2009): 71-79. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 7 Sept. 2010.
http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=1&hid=113&sid=95b5ee8c-7303-4151-b1cb-bedf6fd41b85%40sessionmgr112&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=aph&AN=48122855#db=aph&AN=48122855

 

SELECTED BOOKS ON CINEMA AVAILABLE AT THE BCC LIBRARY:

  • American movie critics : an anthology from the silents until now PN1995 .A448 2006
  • Becoming film literate : the art and craft of motion pictures PN1994 .L595 2005
  • A companion to film theory PN1995 .C624 2004
  • The critical eye : an introduction to looking at movies PN1995 .K286 2002
  • Film, art, and filmart : an introduction to aesthetics through film PN1995 .D295 2007
  • Film as art PN1994 .A672 
  • Flashback, a brief history of film PN1993.5.A1 G54 2006 
  • Italian neorealism and global cinema PN1993.5.I88 I76 2007
  • The Oxford history of world cinema Reference PN1993.5.A1 O96 1997
  • Making pictures : a century of European cinematography TR848 .M26 2003 
  • The new European cinema : redrawing the map PN1993.5.E8 G35 2006
  • The Oxford guide to film studies PN1995 .093 1998
  • Placing movies : the practice of film criticism PN1995 .R65 1995
  • Understanding movies PN1994 .G47 2008 
  • Visual media and the humanities : a pedagogy of representation AZ183.U5 V57 2004
  • What is cinema? PN1994 .B3513 2005 
  • World cinema : critical approaches PN1994 .W6675 2000

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION  GO TO: LIBRARY GUIDE TO FILM RESOURCES

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