FS 301 (Unique #33400): How Books Work in an Age of Mass Media



http://www.nobel.se, the website of the Nobel Foundation, with much more information on each author (use the search button to get the list of authors)

Some of the materials in the Copy Package for this course come from that website (in its old and new web designs, sorry for the disparity).



Recommended, Not Ordered (excerpts in copy pkg, but also available from Amazon.com)


Death In Venice (1971). Director: Luchino Visconti

Luchino Visconti's brilliant version of Thomas Mann's classic story. Dirk Bogarde stars as a jaded, middle-aged German composer on holiday on Venice who spots a handsome young boy on the beach. His doomed obsession with the youth renews his interest in living. With Silvana Mangano, Bjorn Andresen. 130 min. Filmed in English. Cast: Bjorn Andresen, Marisa Berenson, Dirk Bogarde, Mark Burns, Franco Fabrizi, Leslie French, Silvana Mangano, Romolo Valli

Jerusalem (1996). Director: Bille August

In the late 19th century, a small Swedish village is sharply divided by the arrival of a radical and charismatic preacher who seeks followers to join him on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem to await Christ's return. Based on a true story, director Bille August's ("Pelle the Conquerer") adaptation of Selma Lagerlof's novel stars Maria Bonnevie, Olympia Dukakis, Ulf Friberg and Max von Sydow. 166 min. In English and Swedish with English subtitles Cast: Olympia Dukakis, Lena Endre, Ulf Friberg, Sven Wollter, Max von Sydow

The Tin Drum (1979). Director: Volker Schlöndorff

Fantastic and moving tale about the rise and fall of Nazi Germany as seen through the eyes of a "man-boy" (David Bennett) who "refuses to grow" in order to ignore the horrors around him, venting his anger through a toy drum. Director Volker Schlöndorff's drama won the Best Foreign Film Academy Award. 142 min. In German with English subtitles. Academy Award® Winner: Best Foreign Film

How to get to the movies:

OPTION 1: all but Death in Venice are on reserve in the Batts Hall media lab on the second floor. Ask for them by name, and with my name -- they can be watched there in the lab.

OPTION 2 (and not an option for Death in Venice, since I don't own it): The Undergraduate Library AV Reserve has them in their collections, some on reserve, some for loan. The details:

Death in Venice:VIDCASS 6181 UGL AV Collection Reserves USE IN LIBRARY ONLY

Jerusalem:VIDCASS 7806 UGL AV Collection Reserves USE IN LIBRARY ONLY

Tin Drum: VIDCASS 2868 UGL AV Collection Reserves USE IN LIBRARY ONLY
Deluxe letterbox edition, VIDCASS 7995 UGL Audio Visual Collection USE IN LIBRARY ONLY

OPTION 3: I haven't checked, but Vulcan Video is the source for foreign film rentals in Austin.