English 24, Section 1
Greatest Films of the 21st Century (1 unit, P/NP)
Professor D.A. Miller
Wednesday 1:00-3:00, 225 Dwinelle Hall, Class number: 32433
But we can only do three of them! And the winners are: Bad Education (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, 2004); Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, US, 2001); and In the Mood for Love (Won Kar-Wai, Hong Kong, 2001), all landmarks in post-modern cinematic story-telling. (Runners-up for those curious enough to do a search: Haneke’s Caché, Kore-eda’s Still Walking, and Almodóvar’s Talk to Her.) I enjoy the instructor’s enviable privilege of choice; but I’ll eventually be asking seminar members to make—and discuss—their own lists.
D.A. Miller is the author of several books on film including Hidden Hitchcock, 8½, and the forthcoming “Second Time Around: The New Cinematheque” in which he reflects on rewatching the art films of his youth on DVD. For many years he was John F. Hotchkis Professor in English at Berkeley. Instructor Bio
Faculty web site: http://english.berkeley.edu/profiles/55