Giorgio Agamben, “What is an Apparatus?” (optional)

Michael Camille, “Simulacrum” from Critical Terms for Art History

Gilles Deleuze, “Postscript on the Societies of Control” (optional)

Thomas Elsaesser, “Tales of Sound and Fury

Yuriko Furuhata – “Cinema, Event, and Artifactuality” from Cinema of Actuality: Japanese Avant-Garde Filmmaking in the Season of Image Politics (selection)

Ranier Werner Fassbinder, “Five Interviews”

Ranier Werner Fassbinder, “Imitation of Life: On the Films of Douglas Sirk” from Anarchy of the Imagination

Ranier Werner Fassbinder, “I Let the Audience Think and Feel”

Michel Foucault, “The Means of Correct Training” from Discipline and Punish

John Gibbs, Mise-en-scène (selections) Gibbs Part 1 (1-26), Gibbs Part 3 (83-96)

Todd Haynes/Douglas Lim, “Heaven Sent” (Interview with Douglas Lim)

Todd Haynes, “Intro” & “Director’s Statement” from Three Screenplays

Todd Haynes, Movies are Nothing Until We Bring Emotional Life to Them (Interview)

Todd Haynes, “Karen Carpenter: Getting to the Bare Bones of Todd Haynes’ Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story” and “Cinematic/Sexual: An Interview with Todd Haynes

Adrian Martin, Mise-en-scène: From Classical Hollywood to New Media Art
x-20, 43-73, 178-204

Mercer/Schingler, Melodrama: Genre, Style, Sensibility (selection)

Jim O’ Rourke, Timeline for a Timeless Story

Julian Ross, “Filmed Rituals: Zero Jigen Incrnates on Screen”

Steve Shaviro, Post-Cinematic Affect Introduction,” “Southland Tales,” “Gamer,” “Coda” and “Endnotes”

Shaviro, “What is the Post-Cinematic?

Jane Stern/Michael Stern, “Two Weeks In Another Town: An Interview with Douglas Sirk” (link to article with images)

Jane Stern/Michael Stern, “Two Weeks in Another Town: An Interview with Douglas Sirk” (PDF of article, no images)


Handout on Mise-en-scene

Handout on All That Heaven Allows

Intertitles for Superstar

Handout on Southland Tales and Post-Cinematic Affect