Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Reads, Listens, and Watches!

Suggested Digestion
You need to be inspired in order to get where you are going here are some great tools:


* Zeitoun – by Dave Eggers (textbook required) – Vintage
Since this is the required text, at the least, you should get on Amazon end order it, but start reading it, and you will be ahead of the game! It is a very fast read. So you are prepared, you will be asked to write a reflective essay on the book, so keep notes for your NOLA blog!

Suggested Reading:

Doing Documentary Work – Robert Coles - Oxford University Press

Witness in our Time: Working Lives of Documentary Photographers – Ken Light – Smithsonian Books

The Journey is the Destination - The Journals of Dan Eldon - Dan Elson – Chronicle Books

A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge - Josh Neufeld – Pantheon

The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast - Douglas G. Brinkley – Harper Perrennial

Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City – Jed Horne – Random House

Why New Orleans Matters – Tom Piazza – Harper Perennial

The Ravaging Tide: Strange Weather, Future Katrinas, and the Coming Death of America's Coastal Cities– Mike Tidwell – Free Press

A Streetcar Named Desire – Tennessee Williams (Play, 1947)

*American Experience: New Orleans – PBS

*When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts – Spike Lee

*The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams’ Appalachia
These are the required films. You may want to watch them in advance of the rush of the quarter. So you are prepared, you will be asked to write a reflective essay on each, so keep notes for your NOLA blog!

Suggested viewing:

Treme – 2010 – HBO Series

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans – 2009

Angel Heart – 1987

All the King’s Men – 2006

The Big Easy – 1987


This American Life - NPR -
#296 "After the Flood"

This American Life - NPR -
#297 "This is no my Beautiful House"

This American Life - NPR -
#372 "The Inauguration Show"