Analysis of films (m) (2020/2021)

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Name of lecturer
Alberto Scandola
Alberto Scandola
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
CuCi IA, CuCi IB

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.


Italian cinema of the sixties. The course will focus on the analysis of auteur and genre cinema of the sixties in Italy, with particular attention to the production of authors such as Luchino Visconti, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Federico Fellini and Marco Ferreri. Some masterpieces of the decade will be analyzed in the classroom, such as La dolce vita, Dillinger è morto, Il gattopardo, Io conoscevo bene, etc.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
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
GIAIME ALONGE Il cinema: tecnica e linguaggio. Un'introduzione KAPLAN 2015

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be written and includes THREE open questions. One of these questions will be reserved for the analysis of a filmic text chosen by the student, who will have to demonstrate that he or she has learned the methodology taught in class.