- Code FILM2005
- 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
By closely studying a selected number of feature films which utilise artistic and art-historical references as part of their expressive strategies, the course aims to explore both the nature of visual representation, common to cinema and the visual arts, as well as the specific characteristics which distinguish cinema from other visual art forms such as painting. Films to be studied will include: Vincente Minnelli's An American in Paris, Derek Jarman's Caravaggio, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Decameron, Andrei Tarkovsky's Andrej Rublev, Peter Greenaway's The Draughtsman's Contract, Orson Welles' F for Fake, and Raul Ruiz's Hypothesis of a Stolen Painting.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:In successfully completing this course students will acquire
- a strong appreciation of the visuality of cinema
- an extensive knowledge of the relationship between cinema and the visual arts
- the analytical skill to distinguish and characterise different artistic and cinematic styles
- an in-depth understanding of how filmmakers reference painting and other visual arts in their films
- the ability to carry out close analysis of cinematic texts
Indicative Assessment•One tutorial presentation (10%); learning outcomes 1, 3, 5
•Two 2,000 word essays (45% each); learning outcomes 1,2,3,4, 5
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WorkloadA 1-hour lecture, a 2-hour screening and a 1-hour tutorial/seminar per week. In addition students will be required to spend a further 6 hours per week reviewing films and reading supporting materials.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Dalle Vacche, A., Cinema and Painting: How art is used in film, London: Athlone, 1996
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