Politics Through Film
POLI254, spring 2009
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201-200-3259 Email:
fmoran@njcu.edu

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Course Description:

Thiscourse will explore the mutual interaction between politics and film in the United States. We will examine both the way in which films can influence our political ideas, beliefs, and perceptions; and how our political beliefs and ideas influence our perception and understanding of film. In other words, we will explore politics through film.

Helpful Links

National Film Preservation Board
Inernet Movie Database
Rotten Tomatoes

Supplemental Readings

Christenson
NY Times 18 December ("It's a Wonderful Life")
NY Times 18 January ("Movies, TV, and Obama")
Caddyshack and Vietnam
Lenin (read sections 1 - 4)*
The Communist Manifesto*
Mao*

*readings for the Matrix screening

Lecture Powerpoints

Introduction
Nonfiction Film
Simpsons Movie

Presentation Powerpoints:

Andrew
Efrain
Francesca
Jessica (pptx version)
Jan
Marcos
Mike
Nicholas
Pam
Raheem

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