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Agenda - Fall 2017

Unit 1: The Invention of the Movies (late 1880s through early 1910s)
 DateDay Classwork Homework 
 Tuesday, Sept. 5 A Course Intro
 Wednesday, Sept. 6 G  Persistence of Vision, Muybridge, Le Prince, Edison 
 Thursday, Sept. 7 F  DROP DAY 
 Friday, Sept. 8 E Lumieres, Guy, McCay, Méliès's "A Trip to the Moon" (1902) Review Unit 2 slides 1-14 for Monday
 Monday, Sept. 11 D  Porter's "The Great Train Robbery" (1903) Review Unit 2 slides 21-30 for tomorrow

Unit 2: The Birth of an American Industry (1910s through 1920s)
 DateDay Classwork Homework 
 Tuesday, Sept. 12 C Studio system, Griffith, MGM, directors; Harold Lloyd Watch Martin Scorsese's Hugo (2011) for Tuesday
 Wednesday, Sept. 13 B  Buster Keaton's The General (1926) 
 Thursday, Sept. 14 A  The General 
 Friday, Sept. 15  G The General; Charlie Chaplin introduction 
 Monday, Sept. 18 F  DROP DAY 
 Tuesday, Sept. 19 E  Charlie Chaplin's City Lights (1931) Blog post on Hugo
 Wednesday, Sept. 20 D City Lights  
 Thursday, Sept. 21 C City Lights Watch Fritz Lang's (1931) for next Monday;
Questions to help you prepare for our discussion
 Friday, Sept. 22 B  City Lights

Unit 3: World Silent and Early Sound Cinema (1920s through 1930s)
 DateDay Classwork Homework 
 Monday, Sept. 25 A Fritz Lang's M (1931)
 Tuesday, Sept. 26 G  German directors; Dreyer, Eisenstein, the Surrealists 
 Wednesday, Sept. 27 F  DROP DAY Watch Curtiz's Casablanca (1942) for next Monday
Casablanca Introduction

Unit 4: Hollywood Studio System in the 1930s and Early 1940s
 DateDay Classwork Homework 
 Thursday, Sept. 28 E Studio system; Directors; New Faces; The War
 Friday, Sept. 29 D  Introduction to Michael Curtiz's Casablanca (1942)Casablanca Introduction
Watch Casablanca for Monday
 Monday, Oct. 2 C  Casablanca  Read a review of Casablanca
 Tuesday, Oct. 3 B Casablanca 

Film Analysis
 DateDay  Classwork  Homework 
 Wednesday, Oct. 4 A  Cinematography 
 Thursday, Oct 5 G  Cinematography Study for Tuesday's quiz on film terms
 Friday, Oct. 6 F DROP DAY 
 Monday, Oct. 9  NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day
 Tuesday, Oct. 10 E  QUIZ: Cinematography and Editing Terms Hitchcock's Psycho scene analysis for Oct 16;
See Google Classroom for details
 Wednesday, Oct. 11  NO CLASSES 
 Thursday, Oct. 12 D Mise-en-scène 
 Friday, Oct. 13 C  Sample analyses 
 Monday, Oct. 16 B Student-led analysis of a scene from Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) 
 Tuesday, Oct. 17 A Analyses continued 
 Wednesday, Oct. 18 G  Analyses continued; Intro to Welles's Citizen Kane (1941) 
 Thursday, Oct. 19 F DROP DAY 
 Friday, Oct. 20 E  NO CLASS (Homecoming Rally)  

Unit 4: Hollywood Studio System in the 1930s and Early 1940s (continued)
 DateDay  Classwork  Homework 
 Monday, Oct. 23 D Orson Welles's Citizen Kane (1941)
 Tuesday, Oct. 24 C  Citizen Kane 
 Wednesday, Oct. 25 B  Citizen Kane  Watch David Fincher's The Social Network (2010) for Tuesday
 Thursday, Oct. 26 A Citizen Kane 
 Friday, Oct. 27 G  Citizen Kane 
 Monday, Oct. 30 F  DROP DAY  
 Tuesday, Oct. 31 E  Citizen Kane; The Social Network 

Unit 5: European Cinema Through World War II (1930s through mid-1940s)
 DateDay  Classwork  Homework 
 Wednesday, Nov. 1 D  Clips from British, French, and Italian cinema 

Unit 6: Spectacle and Introspection: Hollywood in the late 1940s and 1950s
 DateDay  Classwork  Homework 
 Thursday, Nov. 2 C Film noir, the Blacklist, television, auteurs Watch Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity (1944) for Mon.
 Friday, Nov. 3  NO SCHOOL - Professional Day 
 Monday, Nov. 6 B Gene Kelly and Stanley Donan's Singin' in the Rain (1952)
 Tuesday, Nov. 7 A Singin' in the Rain
 Wednesday, Nov. 8 G Singin' in the Rain Watch Damien Chazelle's La La Land (2016) for Mon.
 Thursday, Nov. 9 F DROP DAY 
 Friday, Nov. 10   NO SCHOOL - Veterans Day 
 Monday, Nov. 13 E Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window (1954) Blog post (Due by class on Wednesday)
 Tuesday, Nov. 14 D Rear Window 
 Wednesday, Nov. 15 C Rear Window Watch Kazan's On the Waterfront (1954) for Monday
 Thursday, Nov. 16 B Rear Window 
 Friday, Nov. 17 A Rear Window
 Monday, Nov. 20 G Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront (1954) 
 Tuesday, Nov. 21 F  DROP DAY  
 Wednesday, Nov. 22 E  On the Waterfront  Watch One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest for Monday
 Thursday, Nov. 23  NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving 
 Friday, Nov. 24  NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving 

Unit 7: The End of the Studio System and the Invasion of World Cinema (1960s)
 DateDay  Classwork  Homework 
 Monday, Nov. 27 E  Studios falter; French New Wave; Fellini  Review presentation on Unit 8

Unit 8: New Hollywood (Late 1960s through 1970s)
 DateDay  Classwork Homework 
 Tuesday, Nov. 28 D Forman's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
 Wednesday, Nov. 29 C  NO CLASS - Assembly 
 Thursday, Nov. 30 B  Stuart Rosenberg's Cool Hand Luke (1967) 
 Friday, Dec. 1 A Cool Hand LukeFinish Cool Hand Luke for Monday
 Monday, Dec. 4 G  Cool Hand Luke
 Tuesday, Dec. 5 F  DROP DAY 
 Wednesday, Dec. 6 E Woody Allen's Annie Hall (1977) Watch 1980s choice for Monday
 Thursday, Dec. 7 D Annie Hall 
 Friday, Dec. 8 C  Annie Hall

Unit 9: The Return of the Studios and the Rise of the Blockbuster (1980s)
 DateDay  Classwork  Homework 
 Monday, Dec. 11 B  The Blockbuster, sequels, teen angst
 (Begin The Truman Show)
 Blog post (Due by class on Wednesday)

Unit 10: Burgeoning Budgets, American Indies, and the Arrival of Digital (1990s)
 DateDay  Classwork Homework 
 Tuesday, Dec. 12 A Peter Weir's The Truman Show (1998) Watch Hiyao Miyasaki's Spirited Away (2001) for Monday
 Wednesday, Dec. 13 G  The Truman Show
 Thursday, Dec. 14 F  DROP DAY 
 Friday, Dec. 15 E The Truman Show
 Monday, Dec. 18 D TBD
 Tuesday, Dec. 19 C NO CLASS - Christmas Assembly 
 Wednesday, Dec. 20 B Discuss Spirited Away
 Thursday, Dec. 21 A Discuss Spirited Away Watch Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker (2008) for Jan 2

 DateDay  Classwork Homework 
 Tuesday, Jan. 2 G Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker (2008)
 Wednesday, Jan. 3 F  DROP DAY 
 Thursday, Jan. 4 E  Coen Brother's True Grit (2010)  Snow Day Watch from 43:28 to 1:06:00 of True Grit for tomorrow
 Friday, Jan. 5 D True Grit  Snow Day Watch True Grit for Monday
 Monday, Jan. 8 C David O'Russell's Silver Linings Playbook (2012) Watch thru 35:18 of Silver Linings Playbook for tmrw
 Tuesday, Jan. 9 B Silver Linings Playbook 
 Wednesday, Jan. 10 A Silver Linings Playbook 
 Thursday, Jan. 11 A Silver Linings Playbook