Robert F. Mulligan, Ph.D.

Department of Business Computer Information Systems and Economics


Each semester will feature a different theatrical release film of some social and economic relevance, and also of historical significance, which will be discussed periodically in class throughout the semester.

Fall 2001

Orson Welles' Citizen Kane (1941)

Spring 2002

David Lean's Great Expectations (1948)

Fall 2002

Akira Kurosawa's The Bad Sleep Well (1960)

Spring 2003

Alexander Korda's Lady Hamilton (1941)

Fall 2003 

Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1926)

Spring 2004

Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon (1950)

Fall 2004

Laurence Olivier's Richard III (1956)

Spring 2005

Akira Kurosawa's High and Low (1963)

Fall 2005

Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress (1958)

Spring 2006

Akira Kurosawa's Ikiru (1952)

Fall 2006

Ishiro Honda's Godzilla (1954)

Spring 2007

King Vidor's The Fountainhead (1949) from the novel by Ayn Rand

Fall 2007

Scholarly leave semester

Spring 2008

Francois Truffaut's Fahrenheit 451 (1966) from the novel by Ray Bradbury

Fall 2008

Fred M. Wilcox's Forbidden Planet (1956)

Spring 2009

Nicholas Ray's Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Fall 2009

John Huston's Moby Dick (1956) from the novel by Herman Melville

Spring 2010

Robert Stevenson's Jane Eyre (1943) from the novel by Charlotte Brontë

Fall 2010

William Wyler's The Heiress (1949)

Spring 2011

Luchino Visconti's Il Gattopardo (1963) from the novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

Fall 2011

Joseph L. Mankeiwitcz's Dragonwyck (1943) from the novel by Anya Seton

Spring 2012

George Stevens' Giant (1956) from the novel by Edna Ferber

Fall 2012

Vincente Minelli's The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962) from the novel by Vincente Blasco Ibanez

Spring 2013

Michael Curtiz's The Egyptian (1954) from the novel by Mika Waltari

Fall 2013

Howard Hawks' Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Spring 2014

William Cameron MenziesThings to Come (1936) by H.G. Wells

Fall 2014

Sergei Eisenstein’s Ivan the Terrible Part I (1944) & Part II (1946)

Spring 2015

Franklin J. Shaffner’s Nicholas and Alexandra (1970) from the book by Robert K. Massie

Fall 2015

Val Guest’s The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1962)

Spring 2016

Akira Kurosawa’s Stray Dog (1949)

Fall 2016

Akira Kurosawa's The Throne of Blood (1957)

Spring 2017

Vincente Minelli's Madame Bovary (1948) from the novel by Gustave Flaubert


Kurt Neumann's Kronos (1957)

Edmund Goulding's The Razor's Edge (1946) from the novel by W. Somerset Maugham

Nunnally Johnson's The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit (1956) from the novel by Sloan Wilson

Orson Welles' The Stranger (1946)

George Stephens' Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

Benjamin Ross's RKO 281 (1999)

David Lean's Breaking the Sound Barrier (1952) by Terence Rattigan

Orson Welles' The Trial (1963) from the novel by Franz Kafka

Carol Reed's The Third Man (1950)

Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita (1960)

Orson Welles' The Trial (1963) from the novel by Franz Kafka

Fielder Cook's Patterns (1956) by Rod Serling

Federico Fellini's Il Bidone (The Swindle) (1955)

Henry Koster's No Higway in the Sky (1951) from the novel by Nevil Shute Norway

Elia Kazan's East of Eden (1955) from the novel by John Steinbeck

Peter Glenville's Becket (1964) by Jean Anouilh

William Wyler's The Big Country (1958)

Val Guest's Quatermass II (1957) by Nigel Kneal

Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) from the novel by Booth Tarkington

Orson Welles' Chimes at Midnight (1966)

Michael Curtiz's Casablanca (1942)

Kimiyoshi Yasuda's Dai Majin (1966)

James Foley's Glengary Glen Ross (1992)

Edgar G. Ulmer's The Man From Planet X (1951)

Richard Thorpe's Ivanhoe (1952) from the novel by Walter Scott

Richard Wallace's Sinbad the Sailor (1947)

Gabriel Pascal's Major Barbara (1941) by George Bernard Shaw

Karel Zeman's Fabulous World of Jules Verne (1961)

Robert Aldrich's Kiss Me Deadly (1955) from the novel by Mickey Spillane

John Frankenheimer's The Manchurian Candidate (1962) from the novel by Richard Condon

Robert Mulligan's To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) from the novel by Harper Lee