History and Criticism of the Cinema SC (i) (2018/2019)

Course code
4S02211
Name of lecturer
Alberto Scandola
Coordinator
Alberto Scandola
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
L-ART/06 - CINEMA, PHOTOGRAPHY AND TELEVISION
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. 1A, Sem. 1B

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Knowledge of cinema history and methodolgy of film-analysis. The student must demonstrate not only historical and theoretical knowledge, but also the ability to develop this knowledge in a well written and substantiated synthesis

Syllabus

*First part:
The cinema of the origins
The avant-garde of the European dumb
Hollywood classic cinema
Italian neorealism
The Nouvelles vagues of the sixties
*Second part:
The actor in contemporary Hollywood cinema. What divistic models does the Hollywood industry offer? What does it mean to build a star? What are the types of masculinity embodied by Hollywood stars? To these and other questions will try to answer the course, focusing on the analysis of some divinity figures such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Mickey Rourke, Tom Cruise.
DIDACTIC METHOD:
frontal lesson with projection of audiovisual sequences

REFERENCE FILM:
Mandatory is the study of the following films:
Nosferatu (1921), Quarto potere (1941), Rome open city (1945), La dolce vita (1960), Until the last breath (1959), Accattone (1961), The Wrestler (2008), Eyes Wide Shut (1999) ), Revenant (2016), The Departed (2006), Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS must integrate the texts indicated here with Jacqueline Nacache, the film actor, Negretto, Mantova 2013.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Alberto Scandola (a cura di) Hollywood Men. Immagine, mascolinità e performance nel cinema americano contemporaneo Kaplan 2017 8899559120
Giulia Carluccio, Luca Malavasi, Federica Villa IL CINEMA. PERCORSI STORICI E QUESTIONI TEORICHE CAROCCI 2015
GIAIME ALONGE Il cinema: tecnica e linguaggio. Un'introduzione KAPLAN 2015

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam: three open questions. The student must demonstrate mastery of the elements of film language, knowledge of the main junctions of film history and the ability to analyze the film texts in the program.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018