cod. 03541

Academic year 2019/20
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Cinema, fotografia e televisione (L-ART/06)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The course goes through the history of cinema, from its origins to the contemporary.
The course aims to provide students with the tools necessary to acquire the ability to know and critically analyze the audiovisual text.


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Course unit content

The course is divided into two modules

Module A
focuses on the general history of cinema facing the following topics:
- Silent cinema –
- The cinematographic genres –
- The sound in Europe and America –
- Italian neorealism
- The European "new waves" of the Sixties –
- Postmodern cinema and contemporary cinema
Module B
focuses on the specific path on the Italian cinema: the Fifties. The in-depth analysis of this decade, which is particularly important for national cinematography, facing the following topics:
- Production
- Divism
- The Italian comedy
- "Pink" Neorealism
- The author's cinema

Full programme

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Module A
- Luca Malavasi, "Il linguaggio del cinema", Pearson, 2019
- - Andre Bazin, "Che cosa è il cinema", Garzanti, 2009.
Module B
- Gian Piero Brunetta, "Guida alla storia del cinema italiano", Einaudi, 2003
- course teaching material on Elly platform

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons. During the lessons the topics of the course will be discussed in depth and some films will be screened. Furthermore, at the beginning of the lessons, a list of films to be seen will be provided in order to pass the exam. The lessons will be structured with the aim of stimulating the students to discuss and debate on the topics dealt with in the classroom. The course is also proposed in blended mode (Elly distance learning platform).

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be oral and aimed at verifying the ability to understand and learn the texts in the program and the audiovisuals indicated for passing the exam. 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.

Other information

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