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HISTORY AND ANALYSIS OF FILM

CODE 64871
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 3nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 8453 CONSERVAZIONE DEI BENI CULTURALI (L-1) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 8457 LETTERE (L-10) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 8457 LETTERE (L-10) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8457 LETTERE (L-10) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 3nd year of 8457 LETTERE (L-10) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-ART/06
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    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

    Lessons will be held in presence

    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 the cinema of Agnès Varda.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    6 cfu

    - G. Carluccio, L. Malavasi, F. Villa, Il cinema. Percorsi storici e questioni teoriche, Carocci, Roma, 2022 (new edition)
    - L. Malavasi, Il linguaggio del cinema, Pearson, Milano, 2019
    - 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, 2022 (new edition)
    - L. Malavasi, Il linguaggio del cinema, Pearson, Milano, 2019
    - L. Malavasi, A. Masecchia (a cura di), Pianeta Varda, Edizioni ETS, 2022
    - Essays upload on AulaWeb
    - 20 movies (general part) + 10 movies (monographic part); the filmography is 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

    Exam Board

    LUCA MALAVASI (President)

    GABRIELE RIGOLA

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    27 September 2022

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral, written

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    1) Written test (open and closed questions, analysis of a sequence) pertaining to the main junctures of film history and aesthetics (first exam session only); assessment thresholds will be appropriately shared. Beginning with the second exam session, and for all subsequent exam sessions, the examination will consist of an oral interview in order to test a solid knowledge of the main dynamics of the development of film 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