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CODE 64871
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
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.

 

Students with disabilities or DSAs are reminded that in order to request adaptations in the exam, they must first enter their certification on the University website at servizionline.unige.it in the "Students" section. The documentation will be verified by the University's Services for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities and DSA Sector (https://rubrica.unige.it/strutture/struttura/100111).
Subsequently, at least 10 days before the date of the exam, an e-mail must be sent to the teacher with whom you will take the exam, including in the knowledge copy both the School's Teacher Referent for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities and with DSA (Prof. Elisabetta Colagrossi: elisabetta.colagrossi@unige.it) and the Sector indicated above. The e-mail should specify: the name of the teaching; the date of the call; the student's last name, first name and roll number; the compensatory tools and dispensatory measures deemed functional; and required.  The contact person will confirm to the lecturer that the applicant is entitled to apply for adaptations in the examination and that these adaptations must be agreed upon with the lecturer. The lecturer will respond by informing whether the requested adaptations can be used. Requests should be sent at least 10 days before the date of the call in order to allow the lecturer(s) to evaluate the content. In particular, in case you intend to make use of maps conceptual maps for the exam (which must be much more concise than the maps used for studying) if the submission does not meet the deadline there will not be the technical time needed to make any changes.

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 delving into the history, theory and aesthetics of contemporary cinema, which has arisen as a result of the transition to digital.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

6 cfu

  • G. Carluccio, L. Malavasi, F. Villa, Il cinema. Percorsi storici e questioni teoriche, Carocci, Roma, 2022 (Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and two chapters from the second section of the book, "Questioni teoriche")
  • L. Malavasi, Il linguaggio del cinema, Pearson, Milano, 2019
  • L. Malavasi (a cura di), Il cinema contemporaneo. Caratteristiche, identità culturale, esperienza, UTET Università, Torino 2024
  • 20 movies; 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

9 cfu

  • G. Carluccio, L. Malavasi, F. Villa, Il cinema. Percorsi storici e questioni teoriche, Carocci, Roma, 2022 (Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and two chapters from the second section of the book, "Questioni teoriche")
  • L. Malavasi, Il linguaggio del cinema, Pearson, Milano, 2019
  • L. Malavasi (a cura di), Il cinema contemporaneo. Caratteristiche, identità culturale, esperienza, UTET Università, Torino 2024
  • L. Malavasi (a cura di), Christopher Nolan, Marsilio, Venezia 2024
  • 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

LESSONS

LESSONS START

23 September 2024

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral, written

ASSESSMENT METHODS

1) Written test (open and closed questions) 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. 

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