Film History and Aesthetics
|Course code module||1MFVI020|
|Study load (hours)||168|
|Instructor(s)||Roel Vande Winkel|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 1st semester|
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No specific prerequisites required.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
After following this course module, you should:
-Have knowledge about the evolution of stylistic paradigms and production contexts of film production in Europe and the US.
-Have insight into the evolution of stylistic paradigms and production contexts of film production in Europe and the US.
-Be able to analyze the most important periods of film history and to dissect its political, social, cultural and economic functions and embeddings.
3. Course content
This course module gives an overview of film history between 1895 and 1960. We divide our attention between Europe and the US. After some introductory considerations about film history, we handle (among others) the following periods and movements: pre-cinema and the origins of cinema, Griffith and the silent film, Sovjet cinema, expressionism and Neue Sachlichkeit in Germany, Hollwood in the twenties and thirties and the development of sound and the studio system, French avant-gardes in the twenties and poetic realism, Hollywood between the forties and the sixties, Italian neorealism, French Nouvelle Vague and British New Cinema. Courses are illustrated with film fragments. Film screenings following the course content are organised in MuHKA_media.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Lectures
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, without oral presentationOpen bookOpen questions
6. Compulsory reading – study material
1. Cook, David (2004) A History of Narrative Film. New York & London: Norton.
(Available at Acco).
2. Powerpoint presentations (Blackboard)
7. Recommended reading - study material
After class, by appointment, or via email
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