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CINEMA AND PHOTOGRAPHY mutuato
CINEMA E FOTOGRAFIA

A.Y. Credits
2018/2019 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Stefania Antonioni
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Art History (LM-89)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
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Learning Objectives

The main aim of this course is analysing cinema's visual dimension, especially regarding its connections with visual arts. From this point of view we will focus on the different types of gaze made up in the hybridation and during the history of reciprocal borrowing between cinema and visual arts. A further aim of the course is acquainting students with some classic movies, starting with the particular genre chosen this year for the class, that show their connection with the society and culture that produced them. Furthermore, students will learn to analyze from a critic perspective the movies by analyzing them and making in class discussions.

Program

In the first part of the course will consider cinema production, following an historical journey that will trace a co-evolutive path regarding the general developmet of visual arts. The recall between cinema and visual arts will be deepened thanks to the suggestion of some movies, chosen for their meaning. Furthermore the course will give some specific tools to apply a critical gaze to audiovisual products.

The specific topic of the course will be a particular genre, the horror genre, that will be analyzed in its historical and social dimensions. This second part of the course will be completed with the projection of a selection of movies, highly representative of this genre.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

  • Knowledge and understanding of audiovisual language, starting with cinema diffusion till nowadays

  • 1 Students will gain those competences through the guided analysis of movies

  • Capability to apply knowledge and understanding by developing critical competences and skills oriented at the analysis of movie products

  • 2.1 Those competences will be acquired through moments dedicated to discussion and comment of the movies projected in class and thanks to the writing of brief critical essays on contemporary movies.

    3. Capabilities of critical judgment: ability to reflect upon the hybridation between cinema and visual arts.

    3.1. This critical capability will be developed during the moments of in class discussion together with other students and the teacher.

    4 Communication skills: students will take part in in-class activities, discussion, comments and critics on movies, also using to form of the brief critical essay.

    4.1 Students will develop those competences through the discussion with other students and the teacher and also the wrinting of brief critical essays on the contemporary cinema production

    5. Learning capabilities: students are encouraged to create and connect the differnt movies, authors and items together

    5.1 Debate and confrontational capabilities will be fostered during the in class activities of discussion and comment of the movies

    Teaching Material

    The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

    Supporting Activities

    The course will use movies and audiovisual materials regarding contemporary visual arts. There will be also seminars with some young professional in online film critics, trying improve to the wirining skills of the students. 


    Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

    Didactics

    Lectures, movies and audiovisual projections, supplementary seminars.

    Attendance

    Students must take part to at least the 3/4 of the classes;

    Study of assigned readings;

    Audiovisual products projection;

    In class activities and in class discussions.

    Writing of brief critical essays on contemporary movies.

    Course books

    - A. Costa, Saper vedere il cinema (new edition), Bompiani, Milano, 2016.

    - S. Antonioni, Don't be afraid of the dark. La rappresentazione della paura sul grande schermo e il suo rapporto con la società, in "Sociologia della comunicazione", n. 54, 2017. 

    - C. Derry, Dark dreams 2.0. A psychological history of the modern horror film from the 1950s to the 21st century (only the chapters The Horror of Personality, The Horror of Armageddon, The Horror of the Demonic), McFarland&Company, Jefferson, 2009.

    Watching these films is mandatory:

    - J. Whale, Frankenstein (1931)

    - K. Neumann, L’esperimento del dottor K (The Fly) (1958)

    - A. Hitchcock, Psycho (1960),

    - J. Romero, La notte dei morti viventi (The night of the living dead) (1968)

    - R. Polanski, Rosmery’s baby (1968)

    - D. Argento, Profondo rosso (1975)

    - S. Kubrick, Shining (1980)

    The viewing of the following movies is recommended:

    - F. Lang, Metropolis 

    - F. Lang, M

    - A. Hitchcock, Spellbound

    - M. Antonioni, Blow up 

    - F. Truffaut, Confidentially yours

    - P. Greenaway, The draughtsman's contract

    Assessment

    The exam will be held through an individual interview based on textbooks suggested. The aim is to evaluate both student's comprehension of the content and his ability in reworking concepts and in argumenting. 

    Excellent grades will be given in presence of: a good critical perspective and in depth study; knowing how to link among them the main subjects addressed during the course; the use of an appropriate language.

    Good grades will be given in presence of:  good mnemonic knowledge of the contents; a relatively good critical perspective and connection skills related to the treated topics; the use of appropriate language.

    Sufficient grades will be given in presence of: the achievement of a minimal knowledge on the treated themes, even in presence of some gaps; the use of a not appropriate language.

    Negative grades will be given in presence of: a difficult orientation related to the the treated topics; knowledge gaps; the use of a not appropriate language.

    Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

    Course books

    - A. Costa, Saper vedere il cinema (new edition), Bompiani, Milano, 2016. 

    - S. Antonioni, Don't be afraid of the dark. La rappresentazione della paura sul grande schermo e il suo rapporto con la società, in "Sociologia della comunicazione", n. 54, 2017. 

    - C. Derry, Dark dreams 2.0. A psychological history of the modern horror film from the 1950s to the 21st century (only the chapters The Horror of Personality, The Horror of Armageddon, The Horror of the Demonic), McFarland&Company, Jefferson, 2009.

    Watching these films is mandatory:

    - J. Whale, Frankenstein (1931)

    - K. Neumann, L’esperimento del dottor K (The Fly) (1958)

    - A. Hitchcock, Psycho (1960),

    - J. Romero, La notte dei morti viventi (The night of the living dead) (1968)

    - R. Polanski, Rosmery’s baby (1968)

    - D. Argento, Profondo rosso (1975)

    - S. Kubrick, Shining (1980)

    The viewing of the following movies is recommended:

    - F. Lang, Metropolis 

    - F. Lang, M

    - A. Hitchcock, Spellbound

    - M. Antonioni, Blow up 

    - F. Truffaut, Confidentially yours

    - P. Greenaway, The draughtsman's contract

    Assessment

    The exam will be held through an individual interview based on textbooks suggested. The aim is to evaluate both student's comprehension of the content and his ability in reworking concepts and in argumenting. 

    Excellent grades will be given in presence of: a good critical perspective and in depth study; knowing how to link among them the main subjects addressed during the course; the use of an appropriate language.

    Good grades will be given in presence of:  good mnemonic knowledge of the contents; a relatively good critical perspective and connection skills related to the treated topics; the use of appropriate language.

    Sufficient grades will be given in presence of: the achievement of a minimal knowledge on the treated themes, even in presence of some gaps; the use of a not appropriate language.

    Negative grades will be given in presence of: a difficult orientation related to the the treated topics; knowledge gaps; the use of a not appropriate language.

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