Film Movements/Directors:
Italian Neorealism directors like Fellini & Antonioni, Avante Garde/Experimental cinema directors like Maya Deren, Luis Bunuel, Stan Brakhage, Chris Marker & Bruce Connor, Feminist Cinema directors like Ulrike Ottinger or Lisa Cholodenko, Animation/Live Action directors like Jan Svankmayer or Quay Brothers and Music Video directors like Chris Cunningham, Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry.

Other

Filmmakers:
Stanley Kubrick, Kim-Ki Duk, Jim Jarmusch, Terry Gilliam, Claire Denis, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Roman Polanski, Andrew Tarkovsky, Abbas Kiarostami, Coen Brothers, Alfonso Cuaron, Jane Campion, Lars Von Trier, Tim Burton, David Fincher, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Alejandro Innariitu, Michael Haneke, Christopher Nolan, Tom Tykwer, Danny Boyle, Miranda July, Errol Morris, Werner Hertzog and Albert Maysles.



Film Topics/Themes:
Adolescent Portrayal, Rites of Passage, The Outsider, Propoganda & Film, Images of Horror, Female Representation & The Male Gaze

Film Books:
The Animation Book by Kit Claybourne, Looking at Movies w/DVD by Richard Barsam, In the Blink of an Eye (on editing) by Walter Murch, Digital Filmmaking by Mike Figgis
, Understanding Movies by Louis Giannetti,

Films:
Bicycle Thief, Rashomon, Nosferatu, Ratcatcher, City of God, Lives of Others, early Fellini & Antonioni (ref Debbie Sutherland), Nanook of the North, Thin Blue Line, Phillip Glass in 12 Parts, Open Hearts, M, No Country for Old Men, Days of Heaven, Being There (ref. Don Gibson). American Graffiti & Singin in the Rain for sound. The Edge by Anthony Hopkins for screenwriting exercise. Wizard of Oz from B/W to Color.