HISTORY AND CRITICISM OF CINEMA

HISTORY AND CRITICISM OF CINEMA

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Code
64871
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA

9 credits during the 3nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA

6 credits during the nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-ART/06
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Letters and Humanities)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course tackles the main moments of the history of cinema, from the origins to the advent of the digital era, alternating the study of the socio-cultural role of cinema with the analysis of the main stylistic paradigms that define its aesthetic. To take the course a solid knowledge of the history of the 20th century, history of contemporary literature and history of contemporary art is required. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning the main moments of history of cinema from the origins to the advent of the digital era; analyse in parallel the theory of cinema and develop the capacity to recognise and analyse the main stylistic paradigms that define the aesthetics of cinema. 

Teaching methods

Lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Programme for students taking the course for 6 cfu

The course tackles the history of cinema from the origins to the advent of the digital era. The historical path is enriched by precise references to the theory of cinema and aims, moreover, to develop in students the capacity to recognise and analyse the main stylistic paradigms that define the aesthetics of cinema. A part of the course is dedicated to analysing the history and aesthetics of postmodern cinema.

Programme for students taking the course for 9 cfu

The course tackles the history of cinema from the origins to the advent of the digital era. The historical path is enriched by precise references to the theory of cinema and aims, moreover, to develop in students the capacity to recognise and analyse the main stylistic paradigms that define the aesthetics of cinema. A part of the course is dedicated to analysing the history and aesthetics of postmodern and contemporary cinema.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

6 cfu

- G. Carluccio, L. Malavasi, F. Villa, Il cinema. Percorsi storici e questioni teoriche, Carocci, Roma, 2015
- M. Ambrosini, L. Cardone, L. Cuccu, Introduzione al linguaggio del film, Carocci, Roma, 2013
- L. Malavasi, Postmoderno e cinema, Carocci, Roma, 2017
- Exam filmography (upload on AulaWeb)


Non-attending students should add:
- L. Malavasi, Realismo e tecnologia. Caratteri del cinema contemporaneo, Kaplan, Torino, 2013

9 cfu

- G. Carluccio, L. Malavasi, F. Villa, Il cinema. Percorsi storici e questioni teoriche, Carocci, Roma, 2015
- M. Ambrosini, L. Cardone, L. Cuccu, Introduzione al linguaggio del film, Carocci, Roma, 2013
- L. Malavasi, Postmoderno e cinema, Carocci, Roma, 2017
- Essays uploaded on AulaWeb
- Exam filmography (upload on AulaWeb)


Non-attending students should add:
- L. Malavasi, Realismo e tecnologia. Caratteri del cinema contemporaneo, Kaplan, Torino, 2013

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LUCA MALAVASI (President)

SARA TONGIANI

MATTEO POLLONE

LIVIA CAVAGLIERI

ROBERTO CUPPONE

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures

ORARI

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HISTORY AND CRITICISM OF CINEMA

EXAMS

Assessment methods

1) Written test (open and closed questions) on the main moments of cinematic history and aesthetics (only the first exam session) or oral test to assess students’ solid knowledge of the main dynamics of the development of cinematic history and aesthetics.

2) Drafting of a critical text on a film chosen from those of the exam filmography (indications for writing and sending the assignment are available on Aulaweb). Students taking the course for 9 CFU must write the text on one of the 10 films from the filmography in the monographic course.