27869 - Iconography of Cinema (1) (2nd cycle)

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

Students shall be able to put the iconic elements of the film in relation with its narrative structure. 

Course contents

The comic mode in cinema  



Henri Bergson, Il riso. Saggio sul significato del comico, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2001 (oppure qualsiasi altra edizione dello stesso testo)

Carlo Sini, Il comico e la vita, Jaca Book, Milano 2017

David Le Breton, Ridere. Antropologia dell'homo ridens, Raffaello Cortina, Milano 2019.

Teaching methods

Lectures. Ten lectures, each one three hours long

Assessment methods

Oral examinations: students will be tested on the subjects of the course. They shall be able to give proper answers and to properly master the italian language. Students who don't have a wide knowledge of the italian Language will not be able to understand the course; therefore, they will not pass the examination

Teaching tools

Significant parts of comedies and comic films will be shown during the classes, as a tool through which the comic mode in cinema will be discussed

Office hours

See the website of Leonardo Gandini