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CODE 64871
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
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 articulations of the history of cinema, from the origins to the advent of digital; in-depth focus on cinema theory and the developing of the ability to recognize and analyze 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.

The course also includes the acquisition of basic level alphabetical-functional skills.

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.

A final written test, in which the student is asked to analyse a film on the basis of the acquired notions, will enable the student to work, on basic level, alphabetical-functional competence.

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.

Part of the course is devoted to an in-depth study of contemporary cinema, from Postmodernism to the present day.

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, Postmoderno e cinema. Nuove prospettive d'analisi, Carocci, 2017
- 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

25 September 2023

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

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
19/12/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
22/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
13/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
27/05/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
25/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
08/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
10/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale

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