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Film Analysis

Code 13093
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Cinema
Entry requirements Some bibliography and filmography will be made available in a foreign language.
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 J. Aumont & M. Marie. A análise do filme. Texto & Grafia, 2004.
M. Barker (& T. Austin). From Antz To Titanic. Reinventing Film Analysis. Pluto Press, 2000.
D. Bordwell, K. Thompson & J. Smith. Film Art. An Introdution. MacGraw Hill, 2017.
T. Corrigan. A Short Guide to Writing about Film. Pearson, 2004.
T. Elsaesser & W. Buckland. Studying Contemporary American Film. A Guide to Movie Analysis. Arnold, 2002.
S. Sontag. Against Interpretation. 1964.

2001: a space odyssey, S. Kubrick (1968)
À bout de souffle, J-L. Godard (1960)
Beau Travail, C. Denis (1998)
Belarmino, F. Lopes (1964)
Cléo de 5 à 7, A. Varda (1962)
Fish Tank, A. Arnold (2009)
Gisaengchung, Bong Joon-ho (2019)
Jeanne Dielman, C. Akerman (1975)
Jigeumeun matgo geuttaeneun teullida, Hong Sang-soo (2015)
La Cienaga, L. Martel (2001)
La Jetée, C. Marker (1962)
La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc, C. Th. Dreyer (1927)
Ne Change Rien, P. Costa (2009)
Touch of Evil, O. Welles (1958)
Underground, E. Kusturica (1995)
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Viewing and analysis of film excerpts.
Reading and analysis of texts.
Tutorial monitoring.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-06-22

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