PHIL 395: PHILOSOPHY AND FILM

 

FILM SCHEDULE

 

1/18/2012

 

WEEK 1:

Reading:

Thomas Wartenberg, “Philosophy and Film”: plato.stanford.edu/entries/film

Films:

The Man from Earth

WEEK 2:

Reading:

Falzon: Chapter 1 (Plato's Picture Show: the Theory of Knowledge)

Films:

The Corporation

A Clockwork Orange

WEEK 3

Reading:

Falzon: Chapter 1 (continued)

Films:

Kadosh

Being John Malkovich

WEEK 4:

Reading:

Falzon: Chapter 2 (All of Me: The Self and Personal Identity)

Films:

Memento

WEEK 5:

***Exam on Wednesday***

The exam will cover (1) the Wartenberg essay, (2) Falzon Chapter 1, (3) Falzon Chapter 2, Part 1 (“Plato and the Three Parts of the Soul”), and (4) assigned films up to and including Memento.

Reading:

Falzon: Chapter 2 continued

Films:

Winter’s Bone (included in second exam)

Battleship Potemkin

WEEK 6:

Writing assignment do by Wednesday evening (submit through email)

See “Writing Assignments” on course web page”

Reading:

Falzon: Chapter 2 continued

Films:

Mr. Death

8 1/2

WEEK 7:

Reading:

Falzon: Chapter 3 (Crimes and Misdemeanors: Moral Philosophy)

Films:

Contact

WEEK 8:

Reading:

Falzon: Chapter 3 continued

Films:

What Dreams May Come

WEEK 9:

Reading

Falzon: Chapter 3 continued

Films:

 (included in third exam)

WEEK 10

***Exam on Wednesday***

The exam will cover (1) Falzon Chapter 2 (Part two on Descartes and beyond) and Chapter 3 (in entirety), and (2) assigned films from Winter’s Bone through Eternal Sunshine

Reading:

Falzon: Chapter 4 (Antz: Social and Political Philosophy)

Films:

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

WEEK 11:

Writing assignment do by Wednesday evening (submit through email)

See “Writing Assignments” on course web page”

Reading:

Falzon: Chapter 4 continued

Films:

Religulous

WEEK 12:

Reading:

Falzon: Chapter 4 continued

Films:

Happy Accidents

WEEK 13:

Reading:

Falzon: Chapter 5 (Modern Times: Society, Science and Technology)

Films:

Crimes and Misdemeanors (UTM DVD)

WEEK 14:

Reading:

Falzon: Chapter 5 continued

Films:

Metropolis

 

FINAL EXAM:

The final exam will cover (1) Falzon Chapter 4 and 5, complete, (2) the four films Religulous, Happy Accidents, Crimes and Misdemeanors, and Metropolis, and possibly (3) Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.

 

NEW POSSIBILITIES ON NETFLIX INSTANT VIEWING

*8 1/2

A Crude Awakening

Birth of a Nation

Breaker Morant

*Contact

Dark Days

Faust

Food Inc.

*Happy Accidents

Holy Roller

Robocop

Sherlock Jr.

The Bicycle Thief

The Fly

The Gold Rush

The Last Supper

The Weather Underground

Triumph of the Will

*What Dreams May Come

*Winter’s Bone

 

OLD POSSIBILITIES ON PHILOSOPHICAL FILMS AND INSTANT VIEWING

*A Clockwork Orange

*Battleship Potemkin

*Being John Malkovich

Bowling for Columbine

City of joy

*Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind

Hilary and Jackie

*Kadosh

King Corn

*Memento

Metropolis restored

*Mr. Death

*Religulous

SLC punk

*The Corporation

The Education of Shelby Knox

*The Man from Earth

The Thin Blue Line

The Trial

 

MOVIES IN FALZON’S BOOK

 

Antz (UTM DVD)

All of me (UTM DVD)

Casablanca (UTM DVD VHS #267)

Clockwork orange (UTM DVD VHS #2111, 3399)

Crimes and Misdemeanors (UTM DVD)

Dr. Strangelove (UTM DVD),

High Noon (UTM DVD VHS #182) (Netflix instant viewing)

Invasion of the body Snatchers (UTM DVD VHS #181)

Matrix (UTM DVD)

Modern Times (UTM DVD, VHS #34, 1780) (archive.org)

Name of the Rose (UTM DVD, VHS #472)

1984 (UTM DVD)

Total Recall (UTM DVD)

Truman Show (UTM VHS #4535)

Twelve Angry men (UTM DVD, VHS #1162)

 

TREVOR BRITTINGHAM’S LIST (ON NETFLIX)

 

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish) and sequels

The Last of the Mohicans

Red State

Restrepo

The Constant Gardener

Trainspotting

The Big Lebowski

Clerks

The Machinist

Brooklyn's Finest

The Virgin Suicides

The Last Temptation of Christ

Wristcutters: A Love Story

21 Grams

Let the Right One In

Chasing Amy

The Botany of Desire

The Cove

Valhalla Rising

Precious

Session 9

The Burning Plain

The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

Metropia

Dear Zachary

The High Cost of Living

This Film is Not Yet Rated

The Stoning of Soraya M.