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Only some readings are applicable to this semester's course. Please see the homework schedule.

Reading 1:  Introduction--Why Study Film?

Reading 2:  Hollywood and the Age of Transnational Multi-Media Conglomerates 

Reading 3:  The Communal Instinct (The Social Dimension of Hollywood)

Reading 4: The Culture of Deception (The Film Star and Fake Celebrity)

Reading 5:  Multiculturalism and Hollywood (and U.S. Imperialism)

Reading 6:  Hollywood and the War on Terror (the Politics of Cinema)

Reading 7:  Western Colonialism and Africa (Foundational Knowledge)

Reading 8:  Learning to be White (Race and Cinema) 

Reading 8(a): Being Black in Nazi Germany (Background on Where Hands Touch)

Reading 9:  Packet of Reviews (of Select Films)

Reading 10:  Packet of Instructor Notes on Cinema 

Reading 11:  Packet of Instructor Notes on Select Films  

Reading 12:  Film Glossary   

Reading 13:  Cinematic Techniques

Reading 14:  The Film Industry

Reading 15:  How to Analyze a Film

Reading 16: Social Aspects of Film Production

Reading 17: Stages of Filmmaking

Reading 18:  Mise en scene 

Reading 19:  Technology: Image and Sound

Reading 20:  Types of Camera Shots in Films  

Reading 21:  Why do Cuts Work (film editing/ montage)

Reading 22: Montage 

Reading 22(a): Montage in Spike Lee's Films  

Reading 23:  The Producer

Reading 24:  The Location Manager

Reading 25: The Indie Film 

Reading 26:  The Film Composer 

Reading 27: Production Designer

Reading 28: Verisimilitude (Cinematic Realism)

Reading 29: Production Values

Reading 30: Introduction to Film Editing
Reading 31: Lighting in Film

Reading 32:  Marketing of Films (Economics of Cinema)

Reading 33:  The Popcorn Economy (Economics of Cinema)

Reading 34: Sound: Film Music

Reading 35: The Storyboard 

Reading 36: The Casting Director

Reading 37: Film Title Design

Reading 38: Stereotypes in Cinema