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History of Cinema

Code 10945
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Cinema
Entry requirements There are not.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes To conclude, with success, the curricular unit of History of Cinema, the student should be able to:
1. Analyze a film using a language specifically cinematographic;
2. To recognize and identify the main movements, authors, aesthetics and technologies of the History of Cinema;
3. Critically distinguish cinema as an art, medium of communication and / or product of a creative industry;
4. Contextualize socially, politically and culturally the most important film works, movements and production systems in the History of Cinema;
5. Establish a dialogue between film and elements of gender present in the work, facing Cinema as a mean of representing different social roles attributed to men and women throughout the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Syllabus - Basic notions of filmology and cinematographic language: shots scale, camera movements, sound and image.
- Film analysis: study of the narrative, as well as the work of direction, editing, sound, photography, art and production; recognition of the production context, influences and technical advances of the work; interpretation of the filmic text.
- Historical evolution of Cinema, from the invention of the cinematographer, through the most remarkable artistic movements, in Classicism and Modernity, to contemporary cinema and to new minority and emerging cinematographies.
Main Bibliography - Aumont, Jacques & Marie, Michel (2009). Dicionário Teórico e Crítico do Cinema. Lisboa: Texto e Grafia.
- Cousins, Mark (2005). Biografia do Filme. Lisboa: Plátano.
- Nowell-Smith, Georffrey (ed.1997). Oxford History of World Cinema. Oxford University.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-01-16

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