- Code FILM2009
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Film Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
The course consists in a study of some of the major figures in of Italian postwar cinema through a number of their most representative films. Directors whose work and influence will be considered will include Roberto Rossellini,Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci, TheTaviani brothers, Gianni Amelio and Nanni Moretti.The films will be examined in their social and political contexts as well as in terms of their director’s aesthetic tendencies.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Succesful completion of this course will provide students with the ability to:
- Appraise the distinctive stylistic characteristics and thematic preoccupations of the directors studiedand
- Locate key Italian filmsof the postwar periodin their particular social,political and historical context
- Evaluate and relate the Italian contribution to international cinema in the postwar period
- carry out close analysis of cinematic texts
Indicative AssessmentOne 2,000-2,500word essay (45%); learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4;
One oral tutorialpresentation on one of the films/directors (10%); leaning outcomes 1, 2, 4
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WorkloadA 1-hour lecture, a 1-hour tutorial and a 2-hour screening and an additional 6 hours per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
P. Bondanella, A History of Italian Cinema, Continuum, 2009.
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