HISTORY AND CRITICISM OF CINEMA

HISTORY AND CRITICISM OF CINEMA

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Code
64871
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA

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

9 credits during the 3nd 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. 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to provide students with the tools to understand the cultural and aesthetic development of cinema, to analyze audiovisual texts and to problematize the experience of media content.

At the end of the course the student will acquire the capacity to: 1) interpret the history and theory of cinema, 2) analyze the functioning of the cinematographic language; 3) interpret the social and cultural role of cinema; 4) describe, analyze and contextualize a film; 5) relate the history of cinema with that of other media.

PREREQUISITES

In order to better attend the course, a solid knowledge of the history of the twentieth century, of the history of contemporary literature and of the history of contemporary art is required.

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.

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. The finale 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
- L. Malavasi, Il linguaggio del cinema, Pearson, Milano, 2019
- L. Malavasi, Postmoderno e cinema. Nuove prospettive d'analisi, Carocci, Roma, 2017
- Exam filmography (upload on AulaWeb)


Non-attending students should add:
- V. Pravadelli, Dal classico al postmoderno al global. Teoria e analisi delle forme filmiche, Marsilio, Roma, 2019

9 cfu

- G. Carluccio, L. Malavasi, F. Villa, Il cinema. Percorsi storici e questioni teoriche, Carocci, Roma, 2015
- L. Malavasi, Il linguaggio del cinema, Pearson, Milano, 2019
- L. Malavasi, Postmoderno e cinema, Carocci, Roma, 2017
- Essays uploaded on AulaWeb
- Exam filmography (upload on AulaWeb)


Non-attending students should add:
- V. Pravadelli, Dal classico al postmoderno al global. Teoria e analisi delle forme filmiche, Marsilio, Roma, 2019

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Monday, 11-13 am (DIRAAS, Sez. Arte, V. Balbi 4) Please, check my personal page for variations http://www.diraas.unige.it/dipendente/701732/

Exam Board

LUCA MALAVASI (President)

SARA TONGIANI

GABRIELE RIGOLA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures

LESSONS START

September 23th

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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HISTORY AND CRITICISM OF CINEMA

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral, written

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

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
10/06/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
08/07/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
14/09/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale