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  

 

Readings/Bibliography

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