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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 laboratory aims to offer to students an opportunity to learn specific tools, linked with the main areas of the entertainment disciplines. In particular, the laboratory focusing on television and cinema 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 includes lectures, analysis of TV texts projected in the classroom, and testimonies from professionals.
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.
The course includes lectures, analysis of TV texts projected in the classroom, and testimonies from professionals. Program and content:
1. Who invented live broadcasting? technology and linguistic evolution of TV
2. What we talk about when we talk about TV: the three models of television broadcasting.
3. Is it true that Italians still inform themselves mainly through TV? The news and other information formats.
4. Sports from public TV to platforms (and back to public TV for the 2022 World Cup).
5. Have TV series taken the place of movies? some history of TV drama.
6. TV was born in radio. The transformation of radio genres to television.
- 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
Office hours: Before the class or by appointment.
GIORGIO SIMONELLI (President)
SAVERIO ZUMBO (President Substitute)
September 29th. 2022
The exams will consist of a written test.
Please visit the AualWeb page for further information