1. Schedule of events--click here
2. Syllabus and other important documentation:
a. Course Syllabus
b. Film Festival Analysis Assignment
c. Addendum to Feedback on Individual Journals
d. Imaging Cleveland Assignment
3. Master list of class Questions for Guests
a. "Cleveland on Film," The Plain Dealer, 1991
b. "Projecting the Right Image," The Plain Dealer, 1995
c. "Interview with David Wittkowsky" from The Film Festival Guide, 1998
Than Paradise and the First Golden Age" from
Spike, Mike, Slackers and Dykes, John Pierson, 1995
and Michael and Me" from Spike, Mike, Slackers and Dykes,
John Pierson, 1995
Ohio! A powerhouse home team heads for Sundance Festival,"
The Plain Dealer, 2001--Robert Banks has a short film at Sundance!
g. Read about Jason Tomaric and
the progress of his digital feature "One"
in several Plain Dealer articles:
March 25, 1998
September 4, 1998
November 28, 1999
August 3, 2000
h. Read about Cleveland Film
Society/Cleveland International Film Festival
Executive Director David Wittkowsky in several Plain Dealer articles:
A Sunday Magazine bio., May 11, 1997
Going to Sundance, January 21, 1999
On the state of gay cinema, August 15, 1999
i. "Lights, camera--Cleveland!", The Plain Dealer, January 2001
j. "Screening Meemies," Cleveland Scene, January 2001
k. Films with area locations
(from the Internet Movie Database, IMDb):
Films with a Cleveland location (n=40)
Films with a Cleveland Heights location (n=2)
Films with a Municipal Stadium location (n=2)
l. "Manchild in the Promised Land," The Plain Dealer, January 2001
Feast of Pop Culture," a March 2001 cover story from
Northern Ohio Live featuring the Cleveland Film Festival's
25th anniversary. . . and with distinctive photos of
n. Several articles tracing the
founding of the Greater Cleveland
Film Commission by Chris Carmody:
Crain's Cleveland Business, January 5, 1998
The Plain Dealer, March 25, 1998
The Plain Dealer, March 25, 1999
o. Two articles that report on
Michael Whitely's activities post-"Shooting Star":
The Plain Dealer, March 21, 1999
AP wire, December 26, 2000
p. News about Ford Agency director
Karen Fields, and her three
sons' Hollywood activities:
The Plain Dealer, February 2, 1997
The Plain Dealer, March 14, 1999
The Plain Dealer, July 19, 2000
q. The Film Commission Perspective--materials
supplied by Lesley Ward,
Vice President of Film Commission Services for the Greater Cleveland
Media Development Corporation, Greater Cleveland's Film Commission:
GCMDC's Northern Ohio Filmography
Crain's Cleveland Business, September 18-24, 2000
The Plain Dealer, June 10, 2000
Location Update, July 1999
New York Times, May 18, 1998
Film and Video, January 1999
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 9, 1997
r. Two sources that show the
important contributions of Jonathan Forman
to the Cleveland film scene:
"Jon Forman's Baby Turns 25" (provided by Mr. Forman, from the
Plain Dealer, March 9, 2001)
The Plain Dealer, December 31, 1999 (the PD selects Mr. Forman
as one of "those who have shaped our lives" at the end of the millenium)
s. Materials provided by John
Ewing, demonstrating the significance
of the Cleveland Cinematheque to the regional film scene:
"Film for All," Cleveland Institute of Art magazine (date unknown)
Cleveland Edition, July 30, 1987
Cleveland Magazine, October 1995
t. Article that describes an
example of the type of jobs done by
Cinecraft--a corporate video for Ernst and Young:
Crain's Cleveland Business, April 6, 1998
u. Articles about the evolution
of the Ohio Independent Film Festival
(from its early days as the Off-Hollywood Flick Fest):
The Plain Dealer, March 27, 1997
Crain's Cleveland Business, May 29, 2000
v. "Breaking news"!!
1. "Proximity" premieres on Cinemax (The Plain Dealer, April 14, 2001)
2. Robert Banks' works are featured in a retrospective at the
Cinematheque (The Plain Dealer, April 21, 2001)
3. David Wittkowsky resigns as head of the Cleveland Film Society
(The Plain Dealer, April 20, 2001)
w. Joanna Connors of the PD chronicles
the "Welcome to Collinwood" shoot:
The Plain Dealer, April 15, 2001
The Plain Dealer, April 21, 2001
CLEVELAND Movie Reviews, by The Class
(REQUIRED reading; make a special entry in your journal about the reviews
as a body of work)
more to come. . . ?
a. Cleveland Film Society & Cleveland Filmmakers
b. Ohio Independent Film Festival
c. Greater Cleveland Film Commission/Greater Cleveland Media Development Corporation
d. Pittsburgh Filmmakers
e. Cleveland Cinematheque
f. Internet Movie Database
h. Films by Robert Banks as featured at Opensewer.com
i. Jason Tomaric and the production
of the digital feature "One":
Jason Tomaric's website
The Digital Post Production site has a feature story on "One"
The Force Net (Star Wars fan site) has bogus story on "One"!
Productions (Bruce Pattison's company) produces
"niche" digital videos and markets them straight-to-video
Film Commission (look under "Picture Ohio" to find lists of
films shot predominantly in Ohio and celebrities who came from Ohio)
is a clearinghouse for "films" presented and/or promoted
via the Internet--Bruce Pattison asks that we check out the short, "405"
Coast Stunts and Movie Extras Assn., headed by Ray Szuch,
provides stunt performers and extras for films and videos shot in
Cleveland. They've provided personnel both for "local" productions
such as "Nightowls of Coventry," "One," and "Rock Robbers," and
for national projects such as "The Drew Carey Show," "Traffic,"
"Proximity," and "Unbreakable."
a site recommended by Ray Szuch, attempts
to link people and organizations interested in filming in Cleveland
o. Jonathan Forman's Cleveland
Cinemas include non-traditional
venues such as the Cedar-Lee Theater. Please read the interesting
"History and Philosophy" section.
p. For over 60 years, Cinecraft
has produced "industrial" films
and commercials for corporations large and small.
q. So you thought there were
no serious film venues on the West Side. . .
check out Cleveland Filmworks, founded by Jillian Davis, George Carr,
and Randy Rollison as a vehicle to show art & independent film,
together with selected revivals of classic works, on Cleveland's West Side.
r. Local independent filmmaker
Chris Young was our guest in the studio. . .
Read about him at the website for his company, Video Verite Productions.
s. Columns written by our guests
from the Akron Beacon-Journal,
George Thomas and Chuck Klosterman, may be accessed by going to the
Beacon-Journal site and then entering each critic's name in the Search box
(found in the left frame after scrolling down). Try to read a few columns for
each guest (there are hundreds listed).
t. Writer Les
Roberts shared with us his wisdom garnered from decades of writing
for television and from the successful publication of 20 novels. Check out his personal
more to come. . . ?
de Wied, M. (1995).
The role of temporal expanctancies in the production of film suspense
and emotions watching movies. Poetics, 23, 107-123.
Chapter 9 ("Documentary")
from: Giannetti, L. (1987). Understanding movies
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
c. American Independents:
Introduction and Chapter
1 ("The New American Independent Cinema") from:
Levy, E. (1999). Cinema of outsiders: The rise of American independent film.
New York: New York University Press.
d. Ten Percent Cinema:
Chapter 12 ("The New Gay
and Lesbian Cinema") from: Levy, E. (1999).
Cinema of outsiders: The rise of American independent film.
New York: New York University Press.
e. New German Cinema:
Selected sections (see Dr.
N.) from: Corrigan, T. (1994). New German cinema:
The displaced image (rev. ed.). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
2 ("Cinema of Outsiders") from: Levy, E. (1999). Cinema
The rise of American independent film. New York: New York University Press.
g. Women and Film:
10 ("Female/Feminist Sensibility") from: Levy, E. (1999).
Cinema of outsiders: The rise of American independent film. New York:
New York University Press.
h. Mental Health:
Chapter 1 ("Typology, Mythology,
Ideology") from: Gabbard, K., & Gabbard, G. O.
(1987). Psychiatry and the cinema. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.