The course develops a journey through the history of film and television criticism, with particular reference to the history of Italian criticism from the post-war period to the contemporary era. The course aims to provide students with the tools necessary to acquire analytical skills in relation to the main forms in which criticism manifests itself both in traditional form and in new forms on the web.
Course contents summary
The course will focus on the history of film criticism focusing on the methodologies, practices, social and cultural impact, especially in the national panorama from the post-war period to the contemporary.
In a first step a path will be faced through the fundamental stages of the critical discourse with attention to the most significant phases of the methodological construction of critical practice.
A second step will be dedicated in particular to the contemporary situation and to the critical practice on the web with the possibility of carrying out exercises and writing simulations both individually and collectively.
- Alberto Pezzotta, "La critica cinematografica", Carocci, Roma, 2018.
- Roy Menarini, "Il discorso e lo sguardo. Forme della critica e pratiche della cinefilia", Diabasis, Parma, 2018
- Michele Guerra, Sara Martin (a cura di), "Atti critici in luoghi pubblici. Scrivere di cinema, tv e media dal dopoguerra al web", Diabasis, Parma 2019 (choose 3 chapters)
Frontal lesson with reading / analysis / processing / simulation of articles, essays, reviews, websites, video-reviews. The lessons will be structured with the aim of stimulating the students to discuss and debate the topics addressed in the classroom.
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam will be oral and aimed at verifying the ability to understand and learn the texts in the program. The evaluation criteria will be linked to the degree of satisfaction with respect to the mentioned parameters.
Students who do not regularly attend will refer to what is indicated in the examination bibliography/filmography. An assessment of insufficiency is determined by the lack of knowledge of the minimum contents of the course. A sufficient evaluation (18-23/30) is determined by an acceptable level of preparation by the student of the abovementioned evaluation indicators; the average scores (24-27/30) are awarded to the student who proves to have a level more than sufficient (24-25/30) or good (26-27/30) of the above evaluation indicators, the highest scores ( from 28/30 to 30/30 cum laude) are awarded based on the demonstration of a level from excellent to excellent.