Picking a Film, Part 1

You guys had lots of suggestions! To help narrow it down, I’m going to suggest we first vote on a “genre” of film, then we’ll do a second round of votes on a specific film.

Before next class, visit this poll and select up to TWO choices for Genre: http://poll.fm/3z4y8

FROM CLASSIC NOVEL:
Birth of a Nation
Anna Karenina
Wuthering Heights
Jane Eyre
The Stranger
something Hemingway
Great Gatsby
Dracula / nosferatu
Beau Travail (Denis)

FROM POPULAR FICTION:
Carrie
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The Shining
Silence of the Lambs
A Scanner Darkly (it’s kind of animated too)
Total Recall
Lolita (1997)
Requiem for a Dream
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
Sideways
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Dr Strangelove
Fight Club

FROM NON-NOVEL (COMIC BOOK AND VIDEO GAME):
Spiderman vs. The Amazing Spiderman
The Dark Knight
Dead Space: Downfall
Halo: Forward Unto Dawn
Coraline
Ghost in the Shell
300
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
V for Vendetta
Watchmen
Sin City
Clue
Road to Perdition
Ghost World

ANIMATED FILM
The Lion King (from Hamlet?)
Howl’s Moving Castle (from YA novel)

CHICK-FLICK
The Devil Wears Prada
He’s Just Not That Into You
Bridget Jones’ Diary

META-TYPE MOVIES
Stranger than Fiction
My Own Private Idaho (Shakespeare)

FROM FAIRY TALES
Snow White and the Huntsman
Sleeping Beauty (Breillat)
Bluebeard (Breillat)

NON-NARRATIVE FILM
like Fast Food Nation or Moneyball

FROM TV SHOWS

OLD / Pre-1965

From BROADWAY
West Side Story
Andrew Lloyd Weber Les Miserables

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Assistant Professor of English and Director of Writing at Queens

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