- Analyse the formal elements of Pull My Daisy and Little Stabs at Happiness that draw attention to the process of making the films.
- Analyse one or two films on the module that share techniques in common with other art practices (e.g. music, poetry, painting [abstraction expressionism]). You can make the comparison between film and just one other art practice if you wish.
- Who or what is the protagonist of Window Water Baby Moving?
* You may also wish to compare Window Water Baby Moving with Cat’s Cradle.
- Analyse the formal treatment of femininity or masculinity in one or two of the films studied on the module.
- Analyse the ways that The Act of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes positions spectators in relationship to the film’s subject matter.
- Analyse the formal treatment and sensuous and affective* appeal of popular culture in one or two of the films studied on the module.
* Of or relating to the affections or emotions, especially as contrasted with the intellect or rational faculty; emotional.
- Analyse performance in one or two films studied on the module.
- Analyse the formal treatment of sexuality in one or two films studied on the module.
- Critically reflect on Carolee Schneeman’s suggestion that Fuses is in conversation with Window Water Baby Moving.
- Analyse the use of split-screen in Chelsea Girls. Questions to consider include (but are not limited to): what implications does the use of split-screen have for spectatorship?
- Critically reflect on the politics of representation in any film or two films on the module (paying attention to the intersection of any pairing of sexuality, gender, class, and race [remembering that analysis of representation may include engaging with issues relating to cultural appropriation, and that to think about race may include thinking about whiteness]).
- Analyse the mix of documentary and narrative fiction modes in any two films on the module.