Calendar

The course topics are focused on discussion of the films viewed in class and readings from the two required texts:
  • Corrigan, Timothy. A Short Guide to Writing About Film, 4th ed. Essex: Pearson Longman, 2000.
  • Hake, Sabine. German National Cinema. New York: Routledge, 2001.

LEC # TOPICS
"Die Stunde Null" and "Trümmerfilme": Making Movies after the Catastrophy
1 Staudte, Wolfgang. Murderers Among Us. 1946.

Reading:
Corrigan. A Short Guide to Writing About Film. Pp. 1-19.

Hake. German National Cinema. Pp. 59-85.
2 Discussion

Reading:
Hake. German National Cinema. Pp. 86-119.
Visual Histories: Four Perspectives
3 Schlöndorff, Volker. The Tin Drum. 1979.

Reading:
Corrigan. A Short Guide to Writing About Film. Pp. 41-66.
4 Discussion

Reading:
Corrigan. A Short Guide to Writing About Film. Pp. 67-92.
5 Fassbinder, Rainer W. The Marriage of Maria Braun. 1978.

Reading:
Kaes, Anton. From Hitler to Heimat. Pp. 3-35.
6 Discussion

Reading:
Kaes, Anton. From Hitler to Heimat. Pp. 73-104.
7 Wenders, Wim. Wings of Desire. 1987.

Reading:
Cook, Gemünden. The Cinema of Wim Wenders. Pp. 9-24.
8 Discussion

Reading:
Cook, Gemünden. Pp. 163-190.

First Paper Due
9 Trotta, Margarethe von. The Promise. 1993.

Reading:
Corrigan. A Short Guide to Writing About Film. Pp. 93-121.
10 Discussion

First Part of Jounal Due
America-Made in West Germany
11 Herzog, Werner. Stroszek. 1976.

Reading:
Hake. German National Cinema. Pp. 144-168.
12 Discussion

Reading:
Hake. German National Cinema. Pp. 168-178.
13 Wenders, Wim. Paris, Texas. 1984.

Reading:
Cook, Gemünden. The Cinema of Wim Wenders. Pp. 121-135.
14 Discussion

Reading:
Cook, Gemünden. The Cinema of Wim Wenders. Pp. 205-221.
15 Adlon, Percy. Bagdad Café. 1988

Second Paper Due
16 Discussion
East German Cinema
17 Wolf, Konrad. I was Nineteen. 1968.

Reading:
Hake. German National Cinema. Pp. 119-131.
18 Discussion

Reading:
Hake. German National Cinema. Pp. 132-144.
Post-unification German Cinema: From Germany to Hollywood and Back
19 Petersen, Wolfgang. The Boat. 1981.
20 Discussion

Reading:
Hake. German National Cinema. Pp. 179-192.
21 Tykwer, Tom. Run, Lola Run. 1999.
22 Discussion

Reading:
TBA
23 Becker, Wolfgang. Goodbye, Lenin. 2003.

Third Paper Due
24

Discussion

Reading:
TBA

Second Part of Journal Due

25 Last Class, Final Discussion