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CODE 106768
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-ART/06
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The teaching aims to present and analyze some aspects, moments and authors in the history of Italian cinema, examining some salient phases and the main historiographic and stylistic phenomena that have occurred in our cinema.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide a historical and theoretical framework on the main phenomena in the history of Italian cinema, through insights into authors, genres, models, styles, modes of representation. The course will cover moments and main elements of Italian cinema, from popular genres to the forms of the authorship. The course aims to offer adequate tools in order to learn the history of Italian cinema, to critically treat phenomena in their complexity, and to analyze their specificities in relation to national identity and the historical and cultural reference framework.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students should be able to know the main phases of the history of Italian cinema; to problematize the historical, theoretical and analytical knowledge acquired during the course; to know the phenomena discussed, the authors, the films and the problems related to the issues addressed.

TEACHING METHODS

Teaching will be conducted through lectures and seminar discussions in the classroom.

All students are reminded to register on the teaching page on the Aulaweb platform.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Before La Dolce Vita. The Origins of Federico Fellini's Cinema.

The teaching will address the case of one of the most famous and studied filmmakers in the history of Italian cinema, Federico Fellini. In particular, the teaching will address the first part of Fellini's filmography, from his beginnings to the late 1950s, before the great success of La dolce vita. The main historical, analytical, stylistic and production aspects of Fellini's films will be addressed, in relation to the Italian society, the culture of reference and the identity of our country.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

1)Peter Bondanella, The Films of Federico Fellini, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002

2)Marco Bertozzi, L’Italia di Fellini. Immagini, paesaggi, forme di vita, Marsilio, Venezia, 2021.

 

NON-ATTENDEES, IN ADDITION TO THE SYLLABUS OF FREQUENT ATTENDEES, MUST ADD THE FOLLOWING:

F. Burke, M. Waller, M. Gubareva (eds.), A companion to Federico Fellini, Wiley, 2020 (FIVE ESSAYS).

 

Mandatory filmography for all students:

Luci del varietà (Fellini-Lattuada, 1950)

Lo sceicco bianco (1952)

I vitelloni (1953)

La strada (1954)

Il bidone (1955)

Le notti di Cabiria (1957)

La dolce vita (1960)

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GABRIELE RIGOLA (President)

LUCA MALAVASI

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Students are expected to be familiar with the issues covered in the lecture, bibliography and filmography of reference; demonstrate the ability to independently problematize the historiographic, theoretical and analytical issues discussed and presented in class.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
09/05/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
05/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
27/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
19/07/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
11/09/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale