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PRIOR SYLLABUS. SUBJECT TO CHANGE. CONTACT INSTRUCTOR FOR
FURTHER QUESTIONS.
FTS 122: The Films of Stephen King
Tony Magistrale, 301 Old Mill; 656.4039
Office Hrs: MWF 2.15-3.30 and by appt.
Anthony.Magistrale@uvm.edu

Required Texts (available at UVM bookstore):
King, Gerald's Game (novel)
Magistrale, Hollywood's Stephen King
Kermode, The Shawshank Redemption

Assignments: A final take-home cumulative exam; two 5-page scene analysis papers
due: 10/6 and 11/17. The scene analyses are a close interpretation of a short sequence
from a selected film that carefully deconstructs what is happening in the scene and its
relevance to the rest of the picture.
Attendance for Monday afternoon film screening times (5-7.30 LAF 200) is optional,
but you MUST be responsible for seeing the films prior to class discussion.
Attendance atal l film and novel discussion dates, on the other hand, is
MANDATORY. More than three absences will adversely affect final grade.

Screenings and Discussions of Films:
Aug 28-30: Introductions; read interview inHSK, 1-20
Sept 1: first part of Carrie screened in class
Sept 4: Labor Day-see rest of Carrie on your own
Sept 6-8: discussion of Carrie; readHSK, 23-33
Sept 11: Stand By Me
Sept 13-15: discussion of Stand by Me; readHSK, 36-42
Sept 18: Christine
Sept 20-22: discussion of Christine
Sept 25: The Shining (2 1/2 hour screening time)
Sept 27-Oct 2: discussion of The Shining; read Jameson essay
(class meets at 1.25 Oct 2, no film screening)
Oct 4:in class writing workshop

Oct 6: first scene analysis paper due

Oct 9: Apt Pupil
Oct 11-13: discussion of Apt Pupil; read Mahoney essay
Oct 16: The Dead Zone
Oct 18-20:discussion of The Dead Zone; read Beard essay

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