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ENGB70H3 Lecture Notes - Blackboard, Goodfellas, Buster Keaton


Department
English
Course Code
ENGB70H3
Professor
A Maurice

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Lecture 1 ENGB70 January 9 2013 Professor Alice Maurice Maurice@utoronto.ca
- Contact by email will be answered between 10am and 5pm, M-F, within 24-48 hours
- Will “read” language films in much the same way we read other texts
- Film language (cinematography, editing, mise-en-scene, sound, narrative construction, etc)
- Think about how movies teach us to see, and how do movies “see” us
- Required text: Corrigan & White, The Film Experience, 3rd edition, can use old textbook though
there are some differences, course reserves use old book, new book expensive?
- Term test 25% (Feb 13), short essay 30% (March 13), final exam 40% (TBA), viewing questions
5% (?)
- Reviews for term test and finals will be organized
- Screenings will being at 9:30am, some will be available at stores, and made viewable at the
library
- Meet in class for viewing, SW309, sometimes run by TA or Prof
- Use of blackboard aka Learning portal
- Late assignments will be penalized by 2% per academic day
- Students must retain a final draft of assignments on a disc as well as rough notes until the work
has been returned
- Viewing questions are due by 5pm on the Tuesday following the screening of the film topic
- Questions are about the film, post questions on blackboard, less paper, can boost grades
- Missing class will miss possible answers to questions
- Usual academic honesty BS
- Your favorite movie, and how many times you’ve watched it = ex. Goodfellas, 5 times
- Biggest number is 750 times, dude watch the original star wars trilogy, dude wins cookie, win
- “Arrival of a train at la ciotat” luminere no. 653
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dgLEDdFddk
- Maxim Gorky called it the kingdom of shadows
- Trains were the set of the earliest motion pictures, they move fast and were objects of
fascination, new to society
- The great train robbery was a early feature, Edison company
- Black diamond express, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVvabY7Y7fw
- Thai train unbelievable, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxeu0dzNUiY
- Between all three videos, color, sound, quality of picture, ante was upped continuously
- Movie viewing and readings should be done before the lecture, Regular accessibility options
- New York subway break dance, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey8Ui63VgHs
- “A street Arab”, some things made the same to film
- http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/query/h?ammem/papr:@field(NUMBER+@band(lcmp002+m2a32868))
- “what happened on 23rd street”
- http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-
bin/query/h?ammem/papr:@field(NUMBER+@band(lcmp002+m2a36374))
- Buster Keaton short, “Cops”, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmV4D_YCm6s
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