film schedule spring 2008

The spring films are organized for the seminar/studio groups.

Films are chosen that illustrate/teach boundary conditions that relate directly to framing conditions that, in Lacan's terms, mediate the imaginary, the symbolic, and the Real (in Freud's terms, the ego, the super-ego, and the id). But, relax. This is not about psychoanalysis except where it gets to be absolutely too juicy to avoid. It's also to get us ready for Slavoj Zizek's hilarious "Pervert's Guide to the Cinema," which is, unabashedly, about psychoanalysis.

First watch films in red, underlined. If time permits, next watch the underlined titles (linked to Wikipedia), and if possible the non-underlined titles.

Alfred Hitchcock: Vertigo, North by Northwest, Rear Window, The Birds, Shadow of a Doubt, To Catch a Thief, The Lady Vanishes, The 39 Steps, Rope, Dial 'M' for Murder, Psycho, Strangers on a Train.

David Lynch: Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway, Blue Velvet.

Charlie Chaplin: City Lights, The Great Dictator, Modern Times.

Arturo Cavalcanti: Dead of Night.

Akira Kurosawa: High and Low.

Victor Fleming: The Wizard of Oz.

Krzysztof Kieslowski: Red, Blue, The Double Life of Veronique.

Patrice Laconte: The Man on the Train.

Michaelangelo Antonioni: Blow-up, Professione: Reporter (The Passenger).

Jacques Tati: M. Hulot's Holiday, Mon Oncle, Play Time.

Stanley Kubrick: Eyes Wide Shut, The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Slavoj Zizek: A Pervert's Guide to Cinema (will be shown in class); Zizek! (will be shown in class).