The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens
. New York: Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 2013.
Popular Culture in American History
. UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
Nicholas Ray: An American Journe
y. London: Faber and Faber, 1993.
Jacobson, Sid and Ernie Colón.
The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation
. London: Viking, 2006. Print.
Power and Powerlessness: Quiescence and Rebellion in an Appalachian Valley
. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1980.
Reading in the Dark: Using Film as a Tool in the English Classroom
. Urbana: NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English), 2001.
Golden’s book is a practical guide for anyone who is just getting started moving away from using movies in the classroom as reinforcement and beginning to use films as texts. In addition to having chapters on terminology and cinematic effects, film and reading strategies, and analysis, Golden includes his approach to teaching a number of complete films including John G. Avildson’s
and Spike Lee’s
. The book also includes a number of reproducible activity sheets.
Guenveur Smith, Roger.
A Huey P. Newton Story
. Directed by Spike Lee. New York: Forty Acres and Mule, 2001. DVD.
Lawson, John Howard.
Film the Creative Process: The Search for an Audio-Visual Language and Structure
. New York: Hill and Wang, 1964.
. Perf. Denzel Washington and Angela Bassett. 1992. New York: Forty Acres and a Mule, 2000. DVD.
Maynard, Richard A.
The Celluloid Curriculum: How to Use Movies in the Classroom
. Rochelle Park, New Jersey: Hayden Book Company, 1971.
Although one might assume that a book on using film in the classroom from the 1970s may be dated and obsolete, this could not be further from the truth. Yes, much has changed since Maynard wrote the chapter “A Practical Guide to Teaching with Films”; however, his anecdotes about teaching in Philadelphia public schools seem all too familiar to today’s veteran teacher (almost half of a decade later). Additionally, Part II of the book “The Movie as the Message- Film as a Historical and Social Object of Study” includes seven chapters on topics ranging from “American Cinematic Interpretations of War,” “The Great Depression on Film,” and “Movies and McCarthyism.” Maynard’s chapter on “Movies and Literature” also retains significance.
A.D.: New Orleans after the Deluge
. New York: Pantheon, 2009. Print.
Perf. Chris Cooper, Will Oldham, and James Earl Jones. 1987.
Sayles, John and Gavin Smith.
Sayles on Sayles
. London: Faber and Faber, 1998.
Silver City and Other Screenplays
Thinking in Pictures: The Making of the Movie Matewan