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Film Analysis

Code 10967
Year 2
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Cinema
Entry requirements Access to the Internet and its own technological devices.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes Students must:
a) acquire basic knowledge about film analysis methodologies;
b) articulate, in a reasoned and critical way, the analysis of films with contextual and structural elements of cinematographic practice.
Syllabus 1. Film analysis
Analyze for what?
Analysis methods and software
Analyze and Interpret

2. Formal analysis
The shot (duration, framing, angle, movement)
Sound elements
Visual elements

3. Narrative analysis
Dramatic graph
Sound environments
Visual environments

4. Contextual analysis
Creative process
Production modes
Critical reception
Main Bibliography Jacques Aumont & Michel Marie. A análise do filme. Texto & Grafia, 2004.
Martin Barker (& Thomas Austin). From Antz To Titanic. Reinventing Film Analysis. Pluto Press, 2000.
David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson & John Smith. Film Art. An Introdution. Mac Graw Hill Education, 2017.
Timothy Corrigan. A Short Guide to Writing about Film. Pearson, 2004.
Thomas Elsaesser & Warren Buckland. Studying Contemporary American Film. A Guide to Movie Analysis. Arnold, 2002.
Susan Sontag. Contra a interpretação e outros ensaios. Gótica, 2004.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria a) Formal analysis work: 6/20 points in the final classification;
b) Narrative analysis work: 6/20 points in the final classification;
c) Narrative analysis exercise: 4/20 values in the final classification;
d) Contextual analysis exercise: 4/20 values in the final classification;
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-07-05

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