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Film Studies

Film Studies Online Library

Catch up on previous Film Studies Online offerings below. You can also visit the Ask Andrew page to learn more about the world of film from weekly videos in which our resident film expert answers your questions about the movies.

Online Film Discussion: A Face in the Crowd • Monday, March 23

Online Film Discussion: A Face in the Crowd
Monday, March 23, at 6:30 pm.

Watch the introductory video before streaming A FACE IN THE CROWD:

Introduction

Where to rent A FACE IN THE CROWD:

Amazon
Google Play
iTunes
Vudu
YouTube
Movies! Channel

Online Film Discussion: Forbidden Planet • Monday, May 4

Online Film Discussion: Forbidden Planet
Monday, May 4, at 6:30 pm.

Watch the introductory video before streaming FORBIDDEN PLANET:

Introduction

Find FORBIDDEN PLANET on your preferred viewing platform here

Online Film Discussion: Imitation of Life (1959) • Monday, May 11

Online Film Discussion: Imitation of Life (1959)
Monday, May 11, at 6:30 pm.

Watch the introductory video before streaming IMITATION OF LIFE:

Introduction

Find IMITATION OF LIFE on your preferred viewing platform here

Online Film Discussion: Klute • Monday, June 1

Online Film Discussion: Klute
Monday, June 1, at 6:30 pm.

Watch the introductory video before streaming KLUTE.

Introduction

Find KLUTE on your preferred viewing platform here.

Online Film Discussion: Laura • Monday, March 30

Online Film Discussion: Laura
Monday, March 30, at 6:30 pm.

Watch the introductory video before streaming Laura:

Introduction

Where to rent LAURA:

Amazon
YouTube
Google Play
Vudu

Online Film Discussion: Rear Window • Monday, April 6

Online Film Discussion: Rear Window
Monday, April 6, at 6:30 pm.

Watch the introductory video before streaming REAR WINDOW:

Introduction

Where to rent REAR WINDOW:

Amazon
YouTube
Google Play
Vudu

Online Film Discussion: Rocky • Monday, April 20

Online Film Discussion: Rocky
Monday, April 20, at 6:30 pm.

Watch the introductory video before streaming ROCKY:

Introduction

Find ROCKY on your preferred viewing platform here.

Online Film Discussion: Sweet Smell of Success • Monday, May 18

Online Film Discussion: Sweet Smell of Success
Monday, May 18, at 6:30 pm.

Watch the introductory video before streaming SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS:

Introduction

Find SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS on your preferred viewing platform here

Online Film Discussion: The Best Years of Our Lives • Monday, May 25

Online Film Discussion: The Best Years of Our Lives
Monday, May 25, at 6:30 pm.

Watch the introductory video before streaming THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES.

Introduction

Find THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES on your preferred viewing platform here

Online Film Discussion: The Night of the Hunter • Monday, April 13

Online Film Discussion: The Night of the Hunter
Monday, April 13, at 6:30 pm.

Watch the introductory video before streaming THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER:

Introduction

Find THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER on your preferred viewing platform here.

Online Film Discussion: The Third Man • Monday, April 28

Online Film Discussion: The Third Man
Monday, April 28, at 6:30 pm.

Watch the introductory video before streaming THE THIRD MAN:

Introduction

Find THE THIRD MAN on your preferred viewing platform here

Remote Classroom:On the Origin of the Cinema

Taught by Andrew J. Douglas, Ph.D., Senior Director of Education, BMFI

Long before Garbo talked, Jolson sang, or Norma Desmond readied for her close-up, there were movies. Some were scandalous, some were glorious, and many have been lost to time. But what remains sheds considerable light on the origins of this form that emerged from the confluence of science, art, commerce, and the Industrial Revolution. We will explore some of the medium's key precursors, pioneers, and practitioners in technology and technique, and discuss some of the classic films of the age, including novelties, shorts, and the proto-documentary form known as “actualités.” Join us to learn how the movies came to be, and to laugh at, be shocked by, and simply enjoy some of the world’s first motion pictures.

Students will receive email confirmation of their registration immediately, and another email with instructions for joining the class via Zoom about 24 hours before the lecture.