We have a brilliant elective course this semester that I took - Film & Architecture. Over the course of the semester, we will analyze some famous films (most noted on this site as good films for architecture, I've noticed). Then after discussion (this is a seminar, so naturally), we will present ideas for architectural analysis and design.
This first film for full analysis/discussion was Battleship Potemkin by Eisenstein. The notion of montage plays heavily in the film, and different scenes/imagery is edited together to create one unified idea. Eisenstein is great because he was something of a Renaissance thinker, and his ideas came from and apply to architecture. From the film applications of panorama, montage, sequence=path, lighting/shadow and framing, we're now going to do a site analysis and apply one or many of the key concepts. We were talking about Le Corbusier, Andreas Gursky, Vertov, Choisy, Vidler, Rem Koolhaas, and Malevich, the Acropolis, the Carpenter Center, and MoMA NY.