|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||L-ART/06|
The course aims to provide an adequate knowledge of cinematic and audio-visual language, in its development from the origins of cinema and television to the present day. In order to allow a critical approach of analysis that takes into account the most important historical and theoretical turning points.
The workshop, organized on two distinct modules, aims at providing a specific knowledge on the internal logics, styles and forms of communication characterizing cinematographic and television languages.
The course aims to provide suitable tools for analyzing the audiovisual text, leading to an advanced understanding of it, through the knowledge of the historical developments in language, technology, theory and poetics of cinema, from its origins to the advent of digitalisation.
Lectures, screenings and textual analyses
The course is structured through lectures that will also include screenings of movies, or movie clips, which will be analyzed and discussed.
The course will examine the history of cinema from the pioneering era, to the formation and consolidation of cinematic language, and then the establishment of a Hollywood "koiné", the so-called "classical cinema", which was able to impose on different national film industries. The cinema of the historic avant-garde will be considered, as well as the neo-avant-garde of "modern cinema", which intends to question and overcome the film's classicism. Finally, the innovations and problems posed by the digital revolution will be discussed.
- G. Rondolino, D. Tomasi, Manuale del film. Linguaggio, racconto, analisi, Torino, UTET
- A. Mazzoleni, L'ABC del linguaggio cinematografico, Roma, Dino Audino
Further teaching material will be provided by AulaWeb
- R. Sodi, C'era una volta il monoscopio, Milano, EMUSE
- a book choosen from the following:
G. Simonelli, Cari amici vicini e lontani, Milano, Bruno Mondadori
M. Cirri, Sette tesi sulla magia della radio, Milano, Bompiani
Office hours: Before the class or by appointment.
SAVERIO ZUMBO (President)
GIORGIO SIMONELLI (President Substitute)
September 30th. 2021
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The exams will consist of a written test.
Please visit the AualWeb page for further information