27155 - Cinema Seminar (1)

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

Seminars are training activities that complement the didactic offer of the traditional lectures. The following is a wide offer of seminars, at the end of which, students will:

- know and understand some relevant historical, analytical and conceptual aspects of the film studies disciplines;

- master the fundamentals of the methodologies elaborated in the various fields of film studies research to which the seminar chosen refers.

Course contents

The cinema of Orson Welles

Readings/Bibliography

Reference bibliography for preparing the paper: lecture notes with essays on the monographic subject available at Harpo's (Via Barberia) from the beginning of the course.

Teaching methods

Lectures with supporting material.

Assessment methods

The final examination will be in a written form and will  include the presentation of an analysis of a Orson Welles's film of about 5 or 10 sheets (2000 characters each, spaces included).

The paper shall be submitted one week before the exam date.

It will be assessed as excellent the performance of those students achieving an organic vision of the course contents, the use of a proper specific language, the originality of the reflection as well as the familiarity with the historiographic tolls for analysing the discipline.

It will be assessed as discrete the performance of those students showing mostly mechanical or mnemonic knowledge of the subject, not articulated synthesis and analysis capabilities, a correct but not always appropriate language, as well as a scholastic study of the discipline. It will be assessed as barely sufficient the performance of those students showing learning gaps, inappropriate language, lack of knowledge of the discipline. It will be assessed as insufficient the performance of those students showing learning gaps, inappropriate language, no orientation within the recommended bibliography and inability to analyse the subject.

Teaching tools

Cases to be studied will be projected..

Office hours

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