Analysis of films (m) (2019/2020)

Course code
4S003910
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

The main objective of this course is to improve students understanding of the film language. At the end of the course students will be expected to have acquired a capacity to analyse the form and content of particular film texts and to demonstrate an understanding of traditions of filmmaking in different national and international contexts. Specifically, the course aims to provide the students with the main historiographic, theoretical and methodological tools related to the analysis of film, and further to present the application of specific models for the description and interpretation of the film.

Syllabus

Italian cinema of the sixties.
The course focuses on the coexistence, in the Italian cinema of the sixties, of auteur cinema (Antonioni, Fellini, Olmi, Pasolini) with low forms of popular culture such as Italian comedy, Italian western, horror. Popular and cultured cinema divide critics and audiences, helping to make Italian cinema a territory as fascinating as it is complex. During the course will be analyzed some masterpieces such as Il Gattopardo, L'avventura, La dolce vita and Accattone.

STUDENTS WHO DO NOT ATTEND THE COURSE MUST STUDY AN ADDITIONAL TEXT:
V. Pravadelli, From classic to modern to global. Theory and analysis of filmic forms, Marsilio, Venice, 2019

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Augusto Sainati, Massimiliano Gaudiosi Analizzare i film Marsilio 2007 8831788566
Emiliano Morreale Cinema d'autore degli anni sessanta (IN FOTOCOPIE presso Copisteria LA RAPIDA) Il Castoro 2011 9788880335665
Giampiero Brunetta Il cinema italiano contemporaneo: da La Dolce vita a Centochiodi Laterza 2013