HISTORY AND ANALYSIS OF THE FILM

HISTORY AND ANALYSIS OF THE FILM

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Code
64871
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA

6 credits during the 3nd year of 8455 Philosophy (L-5) 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. 

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

On-line lessons (Teams)

Code:

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3afd646133a98647319007953d20ea977d%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=83263b2a-c1e6-4d88-a029-bfe20534a3ee&tenantId=6cd36f83-1a02-442d-972f-2670cb5e9b1a

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 Marilyn Monroe, a star whose career represents an emblematic case for studying the aesthetic, industrial and cultural transformations of the Hollywood industry of the 1950s.

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
- G. Carluccio (a cura di), La bellezza di Marilyn. Percorsi intorno e oltre il cinema, Kaplan, Torino, 2006

- G. Carluccio, M.P. Pierini (a cura di), Miti d’oggi. L’immagine di Marylin, dossier monografico de “La Valle dell’Eden”, nn. 28-28, Torino, 2015-2015
- Saggi di approfondimento caricati su AulaWeb
- Visione integrale di 20 film (parte generale) + 10 film (parte monografica); la filmografia è pubblicata su 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: By appointment and on-line.

Exam Board

LUCA MALAVASI (President)

SARA TONGIANI

GABRIELE RIGOLA (Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

On-line lessons (Teams)

Code:

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3afd646133a98647319007953d20ea977d%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=83263b2a-c1e6-4d88-a029-bfe20534a3ee&tenantId=6cd36f83-1a02-442d-972f-2670cb5e9b1a

LESSONS START

October 5th

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
06/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale