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Film Seminary I

Code 13085
Year 2
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Cinema
Entry requirements N/A
Mode of delivery Presential.
Work placements Not suitable.
Learning outcomes At the end of the course, students must:

1. Master the fundamental principles, practices and methodologies of scientific research
2. Master the principles and practices of film analysis and thinking
3. Applying debate procedures at thematic seminars
4. To critically problematize cinematographic creation processes
Syllabus 1. Cinema as a thinking process: the film-essay
1.1 The essay in literature: Montaigne, Lukacs, Bense, Adorno, Huxley
1.2 In cinema
1.2.1 Authors: Richter, Astruc, Bazin, Lopate, Rascaroli, Corrigan
1.2.2 Films: Tout la mémoire du monde, F for Fake, Sans Soleil, Blue, Oriental Elegy, Les glaneurs et la glaneuse

2. Cinema as a creative process: the metacinema
2.1 Self-reflexivity in literature: Odyssey, Don Quixote, Tristam Shandy, If on a Winter's Night ..., One Hundred Billion Poems
2.2 In the cinema: The man with the movie camera, The Bad and the Beautiful, 8 ½, Vertical Features Remake, Histoire (s) du Cinèma, Holy Motors

3. Cinema as an identity process: world cinematographies
3.1 Brief history
3.2 Works, authors, genres and movements
Main Bibliography Alter, N. M. (2018), The Essay Film After Fact and Fiction, Columbia University Press

Alter, N. M. & Corrigan, T. (2017), Essays on the Essay Film, Columbia University Press

Baptista, M. & Mascarello, F. (2008), Cinema Mundial Contemporâneo, Papirus

Canet, F. (2014), El Metacine como Práctica Cinematográfica: uma propuesta de clasificación, in L’Atalante, Julio-Deciembre 2014, pp 17-26

Corrigan, T. (2011), The Essay Film: From Montaigne, after Marker, Oxford University Press

Cousins, Mark (2013), The Story of Film, Pavilion

Klaus, C. H. & Stuckey-French, N. (2012), Essayists on the Essay, University of Iwoa Press

McKenzie, S. (2014), Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures: a critical anthology, University of California Press

Papazian, E. A. & Eades, C. (2016), The Essay Film: Dialogue, Politics, Utopia, Wallflower Press
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Work 1

Organization of a seminar with a film cycle

Starting question: What is a movie...?

Class division into 8 groups

- article (50%)
- presentation (25%)
- argument (25%)

Each group will be an examiner of another group

Elements for evaluation:
- title
- resume
- key words
- state of art
- paper (4000 to 5000 words)

Work 2

Creating a short film

Starting question: How do you film...?

Class division into 8 groups

- film (50%)
- presentation (25%)
- argument (25%)

Each group will be an examiner of another group.

Elements for evaluation:
- synopsis
- note of intentions
- state of the art (bibliography, filmography and other references)
- movie (up to 7 minutes)
- making-of
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-06-28

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