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

Course code
4S001349
Name of lecturer
Alberto Scandola
Coordinator
Alberto Scandola
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-ART/06 - CINEMA, PHOTOGRAPHY AND TELEVISION
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
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.

Syllabus

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