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CODE 104828
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-ART/06
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • SAVONA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

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.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

TEACHING METHODS

Cinema

Lectures, screenings and textual analyses

Television

The course includes lectures, analysis of TV texts projected in the classroom, and testimonies from professionals.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Cinema

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.

Televison

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.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Cinema:

- A. Mazzoleni, L'ABC del linguaggio cinematografico, Roma, Dino Audino

- S. Zumbo, Il cinema come immagine psichica, Bergamo, Moretti & Vitali

Further teaching material will be provided by AulaWeb

 

Television:

- Ranuccio Sodi, C'era una volta il monoscopio, Milano, Emuse Edizioni

- C. Freccero, Televisione, Torino, Bollati Boringhieri

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GIORGIO SIMONELLI (President)

SAVERIO ZUMBO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

September 21st. 2023

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exams will consist of a written test.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
11/01/2024 15:00 SAVONA Scritto
25/01/2024 15:00 SAVONA Scritto
08/02/2024 15:00 SAVONA Scritto
30/05/2024 15:00 SAVONA Scritto
13/06/2024 15:00 SAVONA Scritto
27/06/2024 15:00 SAVONA Scritto
11/07/2024 15:00 SAVONA Scritto
12/09/2024 15:00 SAVONA Scritto

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please visit the AualWeb page for further information