- Core Course: Moving images, technologies, forms, receptions
- Reading Films
- Ancient Rome on Film
- Film Exhibition
- The French New Wave
- Genre in Italian Cinema
- Hollywood Genres
- New Argentine Cinemas
- Russian Cinema: Epochs and Genres
- Theories and Practices of Film
- Weimar and Nazi Film
- Intercollegiate Modules (2013-14)
- Public Nightmares: Screening Cold War Anxieties
- Cinema and the British City
- Documentary Film and the Anthropological Eye
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Core Course: Moving images, technologies, forms, receptions
Course code: ITALGF01
Course value: 30 credits
Course convenor: Dr Roland-Francois Lack
The Core Course is compulsory for all students taking the MA. Part-time students must take it in the first year. PLEASE NOTE: in Week 1 (i.e. the first week of teaching, 3-7 October), we will meet as a whole group, and after that the group will be split in two. Screenings are on Tuesdays 14.00-16.00, and seminars are on Tuesdays 16.00-18.00 and Wednesdays 11.00-13.00. Screenings and seminars will take place in G3, 33-35 Torrington Place.
The course is designed to work as a postgraduate-level foundation module both for students without any training in film studies and for those with a first degree in it or a related discipline. It focuses on the three-way relationship between
- changing moving image technologies;
- the communicative and expressive forms associated with them;
- the reception of these technologies and forms by contemporaries, including practicing filmmakers, critics and theorists.
Students will be encouraged to reflect critically on the way standard accounts of film history have been constructed and to relate these three aspects of film history to others, such as questions of content, ideology and spectatorship and the economic, political, legal frameworks in which films and film production operate.
The course is taught over 10 weeks in the Autumn Term and it concentrates on three ‘moments’ of transition:
1. 1895-1927: Early cinema (weeks 1-4)
2. 1955-1968: Changing screens: television, Hollywood and new film movements (weeks 5-9)
3. 1999-2006: Digital moving images (weeks 10-11)
Please note that Week 6 (week beginning Monday 7 November) is Reading Week and there will be no screening or seminar