AUTHORIAL STYLES OF CONTEMPORARY CINEMA

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in History and Stories of the Contemporary World
Academic year when starting the degree: 
2019/2020
Year: 
2
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
2020/2021
Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
8
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
64
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (64 hours)
Requirements: 

None.

Final Examination: 
Orale
Assessment: 
Voto Finale

The course learning outcome is to develop a picture of the trends of contemporary cinema from the nineties of the twentieth century until today.
Special attention will be paid to the notion of auteur and to the notion of style.
The aim is to provide the learning of critical thinking skills in film analysis which consider:
- historical evolution of cinematographic authorship and its redefinition according to the historical and artistic context (20 hours)
- possibility of connection between artistic identity of the auteur and stylistic and linguistic elements (writing, staging, point of view...) (15 hours)
- relationship between author’s single film and filmography and lines of evolution of contemporary cinema (distribution, organization of film festivals) (15 hours)
- connections between historical processes of the contemporary and narration of the social, political and cultural processes of today’s world (14 hours).
Expected learnings outcomes:
- ability in film analysis
- knowledge of the contemporary cinematographic panorama. Both artistic and academic methodologies
- skills in recognition of elements, stylistic and narrative, which define a coherent and organized cinematographic process.

The course will analyze the following topics:
- notion of cinematographic authorship: historical perspective and contemporary declination
- methodological and cultural skills able to face the scientific study of contemporary cinema
- interpretation of audiovisual products aimed at the different areas of media communication
- role of images in cinematographic medium and in contemporary society
- role of film in the society of the last thirty years (a new mode of cinema spectatorship) and in relationship with related areas of relevance.

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