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My e-mail address is baronb@mesacc.edu

I enjoy teaching a variety of classes here at Mesa Community College:

  • ENG 101 - First Year Composition
  • ENG 102 - First year Composition
  • ENH 110 - Introduction to Literature - click for more
  • HUM 205 - Introduction to Cinema
  • HUM 209 - Women and Films
  • HUM 210 - Contemporary Cinema
  • HUM 215 - Film Comedy

My office, a compendium of dear, discarded, and dislocated memorabilia (many involving the Holiday season, including a Christmas village), is located in the Liberal Arts Building, Room 10. I can be reached at 480-461-7611 and messages left at that number.

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Biographical Information

My early years were spent in Buffalo, New York at St. Valentine's Elementary School and Canisius High School battling blizzards and the resultant potholes. I ran the half mile in track and played on a variety of baseball teams at first base. Later I attended the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB), after pursuing an engineering degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where I saw an angel. At UB, I received my BA, 2 Masters degrees, and a Ph.D. The teachers who had the greatest influence on me, and to whom I am still deeply indebted, were Steve Fleischer and Alan Spiegel.

Eventually I taught at UB, where I also served as Director of Housing and Student Activities at an arts-oriented college subdivision called College B (my handy metal detector helped me find my car in countless snowstorms). Later I worked at Maple Woods Community College in Kansas City (a great city for jazz and friendly people) where I taught 9 different courses while serving also as Director of the Re-Entry Program and Student Activities.

I have suffered through 4 straight Super Bowl losses by the Buffalo Bills. I collect unusual ties, sports shirts, and drinking mugs. I am fortunate to have been raised by two caring and supportive parents who served as ideal role models. San Diego, Sedona, Venice, and aboard a Disney Cruise are my favorite places. I like penguins, blues at the Rhythm Room, and jazz.

I enjoy Comicon each year and have attended a number of concerts by Slipknot, Motionless in White, Metallica, Slayer, Bon Jovi, Queen Ida, Megadeath, Black Veil Brides, Buckethead, Falling in Reverse, Asking Alexandria, Wednesday 13, Hollywood Undead, and Otep with my 2 sons.

If there is one theme in my teaching approach it is probably to find relevance, to try to relate the abstract ideas we learn in class to real life concerns, so people can use what they learn to try to make sense of life.

Since I am very much aware that different students learn in different ways, I tend to use a variety of videos, DVD's, movies, CD's, TV excerpts, and commercials in my classes.

I occasionally show pictures in class of my now grown up kids - Taylor and Blake - who play, respectively, guitar and drums.

I have 2 great brothers and one wonderful sister with whom I used to perform piano duets as a child, our high point being our version of "The Happy Farmer."

I am also married to a beautiful, intelligent, and highly personable woman, Destin.

I especially welcome students who like to participate, who like to share their ideas with the rest of us. I might not agree with everything you say, but I will salute you for having the courage to air your views candidly. I also favor small group activities so students get to know each other and feel more comfortable in class. Although I have approximately 198 students in my classes each semester, I will learn each and every name eventually.

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Publications (and near misses)

I have been published in a variety of forums from The Chronicle of Higher Education to The Baylor Educator to The Educational Record to The CJC Journal of Research and Practice to Postscript. A story describing a dream I had about being attacked by ducks was to be published by a reputable literary journal until for some reason it inexplicably went bankrupt.

I have written 6 unproduced screenplays (though Warner Brothers did read my A GHOST OF A CHANCE as it passed through channels, but ultimately rejected it) and 2 unpublished novels (maybe in my next lifetime).

Once I co-authored a comic strip called "Putz" about student life for a college newspaper with a current auteur, Jim Paul. I have written a number of songs dating back to when I played alto sax and conga drums in a band called Pale Fire (I can play only Christmas carols on my acoustic guitar but thus far no one has offered me a record deal, although my rendition of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlepeople" ranks up there with the best; I'm better on the drums).

An esteemed colleague (with whom I went to Woodstock), Jim Karasiewicz, and I have fruitlessly been seeking a publisher for our Sassy the Squirrel children's books (maybe in another lifetime as well).

I am currently working on a comic ghost novel.

 

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Office Hours:

MWF 9:00 - 10:00 AM

TTH 8:30 - 9:00 1:00 - 1:30 PM

 

Class Schedule:

Monday Wednesday Friday

10:00 HUM 215

11:00 HUM 205

12:00 ENG 101

Tuesday Thursday

9:00 ENG 102

10:30 HUM 210

1:30 HUM 205

3:00 HUM 215

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Links:

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INFLUENTIAL BOOKS AND MOVIES

Students often ask me which books and films have influenced me the most over time, and which they might enjoy if they are just starting to read or watch movies. The following works are those that have made the greatest impact on me and probably helped me become the person I am today (along with other obvious influences like great parents, a fantastic wife and caring family, devoted friends, and societal conditioning). This is not meant to imply necessarily that I agree with the messages espoused by all of these works; in fact, the opposite may be true at times, because I may have realized as I was experiencing them that this was NOT the way to go. I should also note that some of the ones listed here were read or viewed at different developing stages of my life, and while they might have opened wide the eyes of a callow youth, I'm not sure how I would respond to them today (2015).

Written Works

Movies

Movies (cont'd)

The Set-up

The Seven Samurai 

The Seventh Seal 

The Silence 

 

The Sixth Sense 

A Ghost of a Chance by Bob Baron (my action-packed, crowd-pleasing screenplay set in Niagara Falls, read and rejected by bigwigs at Warner Brothers and thus far unproduced - anyone in Hollywood reading this?)

The Accidental Universe by Alan Lightman 

 

The Story of G.I. Joe

The Tao of Steve 

 

About Schmidt

About Time

Adam's Rib

A Day in the Country

The Terror of Tiny Town

The Tonto Woman 

Toy Story

Toy Story 3

Adrift 

The Truman Show 

  A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss

Aguirre, Wrath of God 

The Wanderers 

Adventure, Mystery, and Romance by John G. Cawelti 

A Gap in Nature: Discovering the World's Extinct Animals by Tim Flannery and Peter Schouten

All That Jazz 

The War of the Worlds 

Age of Miracles by Karen Walker

Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light by Patrick McGilligan

A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud 

A Light in August by William Faulkner

Amarcord 

The Whole Town's Talking 

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

All That I Have by Castle Freeman

American Time Capsule 

The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl 

Also, Babylon by Pat Frank

America's Women: 400 years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines by Gail Collins

And Now For Something Completely Different 

Another Woman

A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese through American Movies

The World of Apu

Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt 

Apollo 13

Argo 

A River Runs Through It

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Avatar

Time After Time 

39 Steps

Animal Farm by George Orwell 

Another Fine Mess by Saul Austerlitz

Awakenings 

Titanic 

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoi 

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Babe 

To Kill a Mockingbird 

As I Walked Out One Evening by W. H. Auden 

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

A Woman's View by Jeanine Basinger

Back to the Future 

Tokyo Story 

Back in the World by Tobias Wolff

The Belief Instinct: The Psychology of Souls, Destiny, and the Meaning of Life by Jesse Bering
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

The Big Picture by Edward Jay Epstein

Badlands 

Tootsie 

Biocosm By James Gardner

A Blessing by James Wright

Bang the Drum Slowly 

Touch of Evil 

Brave Dames and Wimpettes by Susan Isaacs 

Barbershop 

Treasure of the Sierra Madre

True Grit (2010)

Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil(ignore if you dislike gore, but it does score with humor at its core) 

Twelve Angry Men

2001: A Space Odyssey

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 

Beauty and the Beast 

Un Chien Andalou

Unstoppable 

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck 

Bedazzled (1967) 

Used Cars 

Carnival Evening by Linda Pastan 

Before Sunrise

Usual Suspects 

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller 

Before Sunset

Vertigo 

Cathedral by Raymond Carver 

Being John Malkovich

Bernie

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Warning: Old Folks Abound)

Best Offer (Migliore Offerta) 

Videodrome 

 

Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. 

Best Worst Movie

Big Fish

The Big Lebowski

Visions of Light 

Changes by Gail Sheehy 

Charlatan by Pope Brock

Blue Vinyl 

Wayne's World

We Have a Pope (Italian) 

Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck 

Cinema Nirvana by Dean Sluyter

Born on the 4th of July 

Westward the Women 

City of Light by Lauren Belfer

Closely Watched Films by Marilyn Fabe  

Boyz 'n the Hood 

What's Opera, Doc? 

Cult Movies by Danny Peary

A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not"! Ripley 

Broadcast News 

When Harry Met Sally 

Dad by William Wharton 

Brother From Another Planet

A Bronx Tale

A Bug's Life  

Wild Strawberries 

Damage by Josephine Hart 

Cabaret 

Witness 

Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler

Darwin, God and the Meaning of Life by Steve Stewart Williams  

The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown

The Cabin in the Woods (ignore if you dislike ghastly gore)

Captain Phillips

Carnival of Souls (1964) 

Wizard of Oz 

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

Dog On It by Spencer Quinn 

Casablanca 

Women in Love 

Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas 

Children of a Lesser God

Chronicle
Cinemania

Woodstock 

Dostoevsky, Kierkegard, Nietzsche, and Kafka by William Hubben 

Citizen Kane 

Word Wars

Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 

City Lights 

Yankee Doodle Dandy 

Dracula by Bram Stoker 

City Slickers 

Young Adult

Young and Innocent 

Dune by Frank Herbert 

Clash by Night 

Collateral

Young  at Heart

Enjoyment of Laughter by Max Eastman

Everyday by Davis Levithan

Evil: A History of a Bad Idea by William Hart  

Contact 

Zoolander

Facing It by Yusef Komunyakaa 

Cops 

Fatal Vision by Joe McGinnis 

Crimes and Misdemeanors 

Femininity by Susan Brownmiller 

Crying Game 

Darkon

Figure From a Classical Tragedy by Jack Anderson 

Dark Star 

Film As Art by Rudolf Arnheim 

Day for Night 

Film/Cinema/Movie by Gerald Mast 

Financial Lives of the Poets  by Jess Walter

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

Dead Man Walking 

First Aid at 4 A.M. by Christopher Bursk 

Dead of Night 

First Freedom by Robert Downs 

Defending Your Life

The Descendants

The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

Do Not Move (Non Ti Muovere) 

Floating Off the Page by Ken Wells 

Donnie Darko

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 

Don't Look Now 

Freakonomics by Steven Leavitt and Stephen Dubner

Double Indemnity 

Frida by Hayden Herrera 

George Lucas's Blockbusting by Alex Block and Lucy Wilson

Duck Amuck 

Getting Even by Woody Allen 

Duck Soup
El Topo (perhaps the 2nd strangest film ever made - don't see if you are easily offended)

Ghosty Men by Franz Lioz

E.T. 

Give Me a Break by John Stossel

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti

Eraserhead 

Great Books by David Denby 

Even Dwarfs Started Small 

Hardcore by Jim Thompson 

Everybody Says I Love You

The Fabric of he Cosmos  

Fargo

Heaven by Lisa Miller

Higher Education by William C. DeVane

The Humans by Matt Haig

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty 

Fat City 

Ideas and Men: The Sory of Western Thought by Crane Brinton

I Do and I Don't by Jeanine Basinger

I'll Mature When I'm Dead by Dave Barry  

Fatal Attraction 

Importance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pear

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer 

Father of the Bride 

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer 

Fear of a Black Hat 

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer 

Fight Club

The Fighter  

I Still Dream about You by Fannie Flagg

It's Getting Better All the Time by Stephen Moore and Julian Simon

Fishheads 

500 Days of Summer

Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious by Sigmund Freud 

Frank Film 

Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy 

Frankenstein (1931) 

The Freshman (1925)

Keaton by Daniel Moews 

The Last Time I Saw You by Elizabeth Berg

Friendly Persuasion 

The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan

Life: The Movie by Neal Gabler 

Funny Farm 

Lilydale by Elizabeth Wicker

Gabriel Over the White House 

Little Big Man by Thomas Berger

A Little History of Philosophy by Nigel Warburton

Listening In: Radio and the American Imagination by Susan Douglas

Gates of Heaven (NOT Heaven's Gate) 

The General

Look at Me by Jennifer Egan 

Ghost 

Looking by W.D. Snodgrass

Love in the Time of Algorithms by Dan Slater 

Ghost and the Darkness 

Love is Hell by Matt Groening 

Ghost World

Glen or Glenda

The Gold Rush

Good Hair

Love, Medicine, and Miracles by Bernard Siegel 

Grand Canyon 

Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold 

Groundhog Day 

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 

H .M. Pulham, Esq. 

Magic Man by Bob Baron (another vibrant screenplay, still available) 

Hail the Conquering Hero

Hannah and Her Sisters

The Heat (I really like Melissa McCarthy) 

Making Movies by Sidney Lumet 

Heaven Can Wait (1978)

The Help  

Man and His Symbols by Carl Jung 

Hero (Chinese)

Man in Full by Thomas Wolfe 

High Noon 

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl 

His Girl Friday
The Holy Mountain (perhaps the strangest film ever made - don't see this one if you are easily offended)

Horrible Bosses

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Margaret Mead and Samoa by Derek Freeman

Marriage Confidential by Pamela Haag

Hour of the Wolf 

Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury 

Hugo

Images

The Imitation Game 

Martin Luther King by Marshall Frady

In America

Inception

Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka 

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

It Happened Tomorrow  

Middle Passage by Charles Johnson 

It's a Gift 

Middlemarch by George Eliot 

It's A Wonderful Life 

It's Complicated

Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield 

Jaws 

Monster Movies by John Landis

Movie Made America by Robert Sklar 

Jean de Florette/Manon of the Spring 

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf 

JFK 

Native Son by Richard Wright 

Johnny Guitar 

Night Driving by Dick Allen 

1984 by George Orwell

Junior 

Juno

No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre 

King of Masks

The King's Speech  

Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky 

The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived by Allan Lazar, Dan Karlan, and Jeremy Salter

Kiss Me Deadly 

Knowing

On Liberty by John Stuart Mill 

Open by Andre Agassi

Kramer vs. Kramer 

Patrimony by Philip Roth 

Peanuts by Charles Schulz

Kundun 

Philosophy: The Classics by Nigel Warburton

Projected Fears by Kendal Phillips

La Jetee 

Prologue to the American System of Higher Education by E.D. Duryea 

Last Picture Show 

Rats, Lice, and History by Hans Zinsser 

Last Tango in Paris 

Realms of Meaning by Philip Phenix 

Life is Beautiful 

Reefer Madness by Eric Schlosser 

Lifeguard 

Reel Women by Ally Acker 

Life 2.0

Little Big Man 

Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust 

Local Hero 

Resurrection by Leo Tolstoi

The Rosie Prioject by Graeme Simsion 

Lost in America 

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter by Thomas Cahill

Love Me Tonight

Lucky:If Money Can't Buy Happiness  

School is Hell by Matt Groening 

Manhattan Murder Mystery 

Seeing Through Movies by Mark Crispin Miller 

Me Myself I (NOT Irene) 

Self Made Man by Norah Vincent

Meet Me in St. Louis 

Seven Theories of Human Nature by Leslie Stevenson
Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cecilda Jetha

The Sexual Paradox by Susan Pinker

Menilmontant 

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse 

Meshes of the Afternoon

Me, Them and Lara

Midnight in Paris  

Silent Movies by Neal Sinyard 

Mildred Pierce 

Skywalking by Dale Pollock 

Million Dollar Baby

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. 

Miracle on 34th Street 

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson 

Modern Times 

Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg 

Monkey Business (1931) 

Star Wars: The Magic of Myth by Mary Henderson 

Monsieur Lazhar

Monty Python and the Holy Grail 

Stepin Fetchit by Mel Watkins

My Darling Clementine 

The Music Lovers

Suits Me by Diane Middlebrook 

Nashville 

Taking Laughter Seriously by Jack Morreall 

Night and Fog 

Telling It Again and Again by Bruce Kawin 

Night at the Opera 

Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy 

Night of the Hunter 

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler 

Night of the Living Dead 

The Alexandria Quarter by Lawrence Durrell 

Nights of Cabiria 

The Alienist by Caleb Carr 

North by Northwest 

The American Cinema by Andrew Sarris 

Now, Voyager 

The American College and University by Frederick Rudolph 

O Lucky Man! 

The American Way by Edward Kearny, Mary Ann Kearney, and Jo Ann Crandall 

On Golden Pond 

The Areopagitica by John Milton 

One A.M. 

The Art of Alfred Hitchcock by Donald Spoto 

One Week 

The Autobiography of Malcolm X 

Onibaba 

'The Autobiography of Santa Claus as told to Jeff Guinn

Open City 

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 

Ordinary People 

The Bible 

Our Hospitality 

The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker 

Our Lady of the Sphere 

The Book by Alan Watts 

Outland 

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky 

Paper Moon 

The Call of the Mall by Paco Underhill

Parenthood 

The Castle by Franz Kafka 

Pee Wee's Big Adventure 

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger 

Picnic at Hanging Rock 

Pineapple Express

The Christmas Box by Richard Evans 

Places in the Heart 

The Cinema of Frank Capra by Leland Poague 

Platoon 

The Cinema of Generation X by Peter Hanson

Pleasantville 

The Collected Short Stories by Franz Kafka 

Psycho 

The Color Purple by Alice Walker 

Pulp Fiction 

The Comic Mind by Gerald Mast 

Purple Rose of Cairo 

The Cossacks by Leo Tolstoi 

Quiz Show

Radio Days  

The Crimson Petal and the White by Michael Faber 

Raising Arizona 

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown 

Ransom 

The Dark Side of Genius by Donald Spoto 

Ratatouille

The Dehumanization of Art by Ortega Y. Gasset 

Real Life 

The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker 

Rebel Without a Cause 

 

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean Dominique Bauby 

Red Desert 

The Dwarf by Paar Lagerkvist 

Remains of the Day

Remember Me, My Love 

The Fifties by David Halberstam 

Round Up 

The Film Experience by Roy Huss and Norman Silverstein 

Rush 

The Films of John Ford by J. A. Place 

Safe 

The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom

Safety Not Guaranteed

Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Private Ryan

Sense and Sensibility (1995) 

A Serious Man

The Floating Opera by John Barth 

Serpico 

The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov 

Seven Chances 

The Giant's House by Elizabeth McCracken 

Shawshank Redemption
Shaun of the Dead

The Girls in their Summer Dresses by Irwin Shaw 

Sherlock Jr. 

The Grand Tour by Ron Miller and William Hartman 

Shine 

Shutter Island

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Signs 

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers 

Silence of the Lambs

Silver Linings Playbook 

 

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien 

Singin' in the Rain

Skyfall 

Sleepless in Seattle

The Hollywood Studios by Ethan Murdden 

Sleuth 

The Immortalist by Alan Harrington 

Small Steps-Big Strides 

The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud 

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 

Some Like It Hot

The Keep by Jennifer Egan

Something About Mary 

The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoi 

Sorcerer 

The Language Police by Diane Ravitch 

Stagecoach

Star Trek: Into Darkness 

 

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin 

Star Wars 

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien 

Station Agent

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson 

Strangers on a Train 

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot 

Street of Shame

Tabloid

The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann 

Take the Money and Run 

The Meaning of Life by Hugh Moorhead

Targets 

The Misanthrope by Moliere 

Terminator 

The Movies in Your Mind by Harvey Greenberg 

Testament 

The Munchkins Remember by Stephen Cox 

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 

The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris 

The Band Concert 

The New Hollywood Cinema by Geoff King

The Bicycle Thief 

The Rise of the Image and the Fall of the Word by Mitchell Stephens 

The Cameraman 

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck 

The Castle (Australian)

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 

The Citadel 

The Search by Bob Baron (still another screenplay just waiting to be made into a hit movie) 

The Conformist 

The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad 

Sexual Paradox by Susan Pinker

The Decalogue 

The Shining by Stephen King 

The Elephant Man 

The Silent Clowns by Walter Kerr 

The Fearless Vampire Killers 

The Story of Utopias by Al Morton 

The Fireman's Ball 

The Sot-Weed Factor by John Barth 

The French Lieutenant's Woman 

The Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters 

The Story of Hollywood by Barry Norman 

The Godfather I and II 

The Story of Utopias by Lewis Mumford 

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 

The Street by Ann Petry 

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas 

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn 

The Gunfighter 

The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell

The Incredibles

The Trial by Franz Kafka 

The Invisible Man (1933) 

The Unicorn by Nancy Hathaway 

The Killing 

The Uses of Enchantment by Bruno Bettleheim 

The Lady Vanishes 

The Vanishing Hitchhiker by Jan Harold Brunvand 

The Lion in Winter 

The Wishbones by Tom Perrotta

The Maltese Falcon 

The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 

Theory of the Avant Garde by Renata Poggioli 

The Man Who Would Be King 

 

Three Views of Man by Robert Nye 

The Manchurian Candidate 

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 

The Music Box (1932) 

To the Virgins to Make Much of Time by Robert Herrick 

Tolstoi by Henri Troyat 

The Navigator

Philomena 

Tragedy and Comedy by Walter Kerr 

The Projectionist

The Pluto Files 

Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand

Understanding Movies by Louis Giannetti 

Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

The Red and the White 

Utopia by Ian Todd and Michael Wheeler 

The Right Stuff 

Utopias and Utopian Thought by Frank Manuel 

The Ruling Class 

Villette by Charlotte Bronte 

 

Walden Two by B. F. Skinner

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech 

 

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoi 

 

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

 

Watership Down by Richard Adams

When the Shooting Stops and the Cutting Begins: A Film Editor's Story by Ralph Rosenblum and Robert Karen 

 

 

Whispers by Dean Koontz 

Whistling in the Dark by Leslie Kagan

 

 

Who Are You People? by Shai Caudron

 

 

Why Things Bite Back by Edward Tenner 

 

 

Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson 

 

 

Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne 

 

 

Women Who Love Too Much by Robin Norwood

Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias by Don Van Natta Jr.

 

 

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