Cinema History and Criticism (m) (2014/2015)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Alberto Scandola
Alberto Scandola
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Semestrino IIA dal Feb 23, 2015 al Apr 18, 2015.

Lesson timetable

Semestrino IIA
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.2  
Wednesday 3:40 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.2  

Learning outcomes

The course focuses around ability on movie-text analysis, where the movie isn’t just the object of artistical processing but also a thinking-subject who generates concepts and ideas.


Prerequisites: Have a good knowledge of cinema history and methodolgy of film-analysis.

Course content: Jean-Luc Godard between cinema and philosophy.
The course start with an introduction to the differents methods of interpretation of a film-text and progress with the analysis of theoretical script and movies of Jean-Luc Godard paying specific attention to the recently production of the director.

Recommended reading:
*Paolo Bertetto, a cura di, L’interpretazione dei film, Marsilio, Venezia 2005.
*Alberto Scandola, L’immagine e il nulla: l'ultimo Godard, Kaplan, Torino 2014.
*Jacques Aumont, A cosa pensano i film?, ETS, Pisa 2006.

Recommended movies:
Greed (Von Stroheim, 1924), King Kong (Cooper-Schoedsack, 1933), Ombre rosse (Ford, 1939), La finestra sul cortile (Hitchcock, 1954), Taxi Driver (Scorsese 1973), Dogville (Von Trier, 2002),Il disprezzo (1963), Due o tre cose che so di lei (1966), Pierrot le fou (1965), Je vous salue Marie (1984), Prénom Carmen (1983), Nouvelle Vague (1990), Histoire(s) du cinéma (1988-1994), Adieu au langage (2014).

Assessment methods and criteria

oral examination