District 9 Film Resources: Required & Recommended Online Readings
HUM 211 Online Course Pack - Winter 2010
URL of this web page: http://web.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/hum211/CoursePack/District9.htm

District 9. [New Zealand, 2009] Dir. Neill Blomkamp [b. 1979, Johannesburg, South Africa]. Wr. Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell. Prod. Peter Jackson and others. Perf. Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, and others. Sony Pictures-Screen Gems, 2009. Film. Tristar. 2009.  DVD.
MPAA Rating/Advisory: R for bloody violence & pervasive language
In English, Nyanja, Afrikaans, & some other indigenous African languages
Filming locations: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Run-time: 112 min.

See also:
IMDB: Internet Movie Database: "District 9 (2009)"
Sony Pictures' District 9 home page:

8.4  District 9 Film Resources:
Required and Recommended Online Readings

Required Online Readings

Farnsworth, Mark. “District 9: Neill Blomkamp and Sharlto Copley Are Ones to Watch.” Global Comment: Arts & Entertainment 4 Sep. 2009. Global Comment. GlobalComment, 2010. Web. 21 Feb. 2010. <http://globalcomment.com/

Foundas, Scott. “Aliens as Apartheid Metaphor in District 9.Village Voice 11 Aug. 2009: n.pag. Village Voice: Movies.  Village Voice, 2010. Web. 21 Feb. 2010. <http://www.villagevoice.com/2009-08-11/film/

Scott, A. O. “Movie Review: District 9 (2009): A Harsh Hello for Visitors from Space.New York Times 14 Aug. 2009: Movies [sec.] n.pag. New York Times: Movies - NYT Critics’ Pick,  21 Feb. 2010. New York Times Co., 2010. Web. 21 Feb. 2010. <http://movies.nytimes.com/2009/08/14/movies/14district.html>.

Itzkoff, Dave. “A Young Director Brings a Spaceship and a Metaphor in for a Landing.New York Times 5 [sic] Aug. 2009: Movies [sec.] n.pag. New York Times: Movies 6 Aug. 2009 [alternative web page title: “In District 9, Neill Blomkamp Explores Apartheid Through Sci-Fi.”] New York Times Co., 2009. Web. 21 Feb. 2010. <http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/06/movies/06district.html?_r=1&ref=movies>.

O’Hehir, Andrew. “Is Apartheid Acceptable—For Giant Bugs?: Peter Jackson Protégé Neill Blomkamp Talks about District 9, the Sci-Fi Breakthrough of the Summer.” [Interview.] Salon: Beyond the Multiplex 12 Aug. 2009. Salon Media Group, 2010. Web. 21 Feb. 2010. <http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/btm/feature/2009/08/12/

Recommended Online Readings

Berardinelli, James. Rev. of District 9. Reelviews Movie Reviews 12 Aug. 2009. Reelviews. James Berardinelli, 2010. Web. 21 Feb. 2010. <http://www.reelviews.net/

Biancolli, Amy. “Review: District 9 Packs a Spellbinding Punch.” San Francisco Chronicle 14 Aug. 2009: E-1. SFGate. Hearst Communications, 2010. Web. 21 Feb. 2010. <http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/14/MVMN197MNR.DTL>.

Sharkey, Betsy. "Movie Review: District 9." Los Angeles Times 14 Aug. 2009. n.pag. www.calendarlive.com. Los Angeles Times, 2008 [sic]. Web. 21 Feb. 2010. <http://www.calendarlive.com/movies/reviews/

Travers, Peter.  Rev. of District 9. Rolling Stone. Ed. Jann S. Wenner. RealNetworks-Rolling Stone, 2010. Web. 21 Feb. 2010. <http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/movie/22717751/review/29554758/district_9>.

Urban, Andrew L. Rev. of District 9. Urban Cinefile: The World of Film in Australia – on the Internet. Urban Cinefile, 2010. Web. 21 Feb. 2010 <http://www.urbancinefile.com.au/home/

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