FILM HISTORY AND CRITICISM
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course develops a journey through the history of cinema, from its origins to the contemporaneity. The course aims to provide students with the tools necessary to acquire the ability to know and analyze the audiovisual text.
Course contents summary
The course is divided into two sections:
section A: the general history of cinema following the topics:
- Silent cinema
- The cinematographic genres
- The sound period in Europe and America
- Italian neorealism
- The author's cinema
- The European "new waves"
- Postmodern cinema and contemporary cinema
section B: monographic journey on Joel and Ethan Coen. The study of this authors will give the opportunity to work in particular on film genres through the history of cinema.
K. Thompson, D. Bordwell
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education "History of cinema: an introduction"
A. Costa, “Saper vedere il cinema“, Bompiani, Milan 2011 (choose the latest revised and updated edition)
G. Alonge, G. Carluccio, “Il cinema americano contemporaneo“, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2015
G. Manzoli (edited by), "Joel e Ethan Coen", Marsilio, 2014.
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam will be oral