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ENG 202 - Film Analysis and Interpretation: Resources at the Library

Resources for film and literature analysis

Reference Textbooks on Reserve

You are required to reference at least one of these textbooks (or an approved equivalent) in your final term paper. These books are available through the TMCC library RESERVES.

Belton, John. American Cinema/American Culture4th ed. McGraw Hill, 2013. 

Bordwell, David. The Way Hollywood Tells It: Story and Style in Modern Movies. University  of California Press, 2006.

Corrigan, Timothy. Film and Literature: An Introduction and ReaderPrentice Hall, 1999.

Gehring, Wes D., Ed. Handbook of American Film Genres. Greenwood Press, 1988.

Glatzer, Robert. Beyond Popcorn: A Critic's Guide to Looking at Films. Eastern Washington University Press, 2001.

Required Books and Films

You must read and watch at least three of these novels and films. Here are the ones available through the TMCC library.  If you click on the title links you will be taken to the library record for the information needed if you want to borrow the item from the library. If the title does not contain a hyperlink it means the library does not own a copy of the book.

Book Film
Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Bladerunner
Raymond Carver, Short Cuts Short Cuts
Leo Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata (multiple versions available) The Kreutzer Sonata
Patricia Highsmith, The Talented Mr. Ripley The Talented Mr. Ripley
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (multiple versions available) Apocalypse Now (multiple versions/copies)
Alice Walker, The Color Purple The Color Purple
Daniel Woodrell, Winter's Bone Winter's Bone

Alternate book and film possibilities.

Book Film
Philip Roth, American Pastoral American Pastoral
Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men No Country for Old Men
Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road Revolutionary Road
Patricia Highsmith, Strangers on a Train Strangers on a Train
William Styron, The Confessions of Nat Turner The Birth of a Nation (2016)

Additional Library Resources

If there is a book or movie that the TMCC library does not own, consider looking for it at UNR and Washoe County. There is no cost to borrow materials from either of these places unless you do not return materials on time. Make sure to check what times and days these libraries are open and for UNR be sure to have your TMCC student ID.

Aside from TMCC's physical holdings of DVD's take a look at Kanopy Films to see if a movie you need is available. To access Kanopy you will need to log in with your TMCC user name and password.