- Code FILM2004
- 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 examines the major developments in postwar European cinema through a detailed study of representative films by a number of key European filmmakers. Directors studied will include Ingmar Bergman, Roman Polanski, Federico Fellini, Luis Bunuel, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Andrei Tarkovsky, Werrner Herzog, and Krzysztof Kieslowski. The films will be examined in their historical and social context as well as in relation to their director's particular aesthetic and thematic preoccupations.The course is specifically intended to function as the aesthetic counterpart to European Cinemas, European Societies FILM2003 but it may also be taken on its own as a general survey of the major European auteurs.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On successfully completing this course students will have acquired the ability to:
- Identify and characterise major developments in postwar European cinema
- Critically appraise and relate the distinctive stylistic characteristics of the directors studied
- Distinguish European film making from the dominant Hollywood paradigm
- Carry out meaningful close analysis of cinematic texts
- One 2,000 word essay (50%) – Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4
- One 10-15 minute tutorial presentation on one of the films/directors (10%) – Learning outcomes 2, 4
- One final two-hour examination (40%) –Learning outcomes 2,4.
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WorkloadOne 1-hour lecture, one 1-hour tutorial/seminar and a 2-hour screening and an additional 6 hours of private study per week.
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