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History of Cinema

Code 14237
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Cinema
Entry requirements Some filmography and bibliography will be avaiable in foreign languages.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes At the end of this course, students should be able to:
a) acquire basic knowledge about the historical and aesthetic evolution of cinema, namely the main movements, authors, aesthetics and technologies;
b) articulate, in a reasoned and critical way, film production with contextual and structural elements of political, economic, social and cultural history.
c) understand the evolution of the aesthetic and technological paradigms in the history of cinema.
Syllabus 1. Histories of the History of Cinema;
2. Pre-Cinema, Cinema of Attractions and Narrative Cinema;
3. The Avant-guardes;
3.1. Surrealism;
3.2. Soviet editing;
4. Hollywood Genres;
4.1. Western;
4.2. Musical;
4.3. Film Noir;
5. Neo-Realism;
6. New Cinemas and Modern Cinema;
6.1 Nouvelle Vague;
6.2. New Portuguese Cinema;
7. Third Cinema;
7.1. New Latin American Cinema;
7.2. African cinemas;
8. Contemporary Cinema;
8.2 World cinema:
8.2. Transnational cinemas;
Main Bibliography Bordwell, D & K. Thompson. Film History. An Introduction. (1994)
Cunha, P. & M. Sales. Cinema Português - um guia essencial (2013).
Kovács, A. Screening Modernism. European Art Cinema 1950-1970. (2008).
Mascarello, F. História do cinema mundial (2008).
Nowell-Smith, G. The Oxford History of World Cinema. (1996).
Stam, R. Introdução à teoria do cinema (2006).

Buñuel, L & S. Dali. Un Chien Andalou (1928)
Campion, J. Piano (1993)
Dreyer, C. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
Eisenstein, S. Potemkin Battleship (1925)
Ford, J. The Stagecoach (1938)
Grifffith, DW. Intolerance (1916)
Hitchcock, A. Vertigo (1958)
Keaton, B. One Week (1920)
Marker, C. La Jetée (1962)
Martel, L. Zama (2018)
Reichardt, K. Wendy and Lucy (2008)
Rocha, G. Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (1964)
Rocha, P. Os Verdes Anos (1964)
Mata, J. R. G & J. P. Rodrigues. A última vez que vi Macau (2012)
Rosselini, R. Roma, citá aperta (1945)
Sembène, O. La noire de… (1966)
Villaverde, T. Os Mutantes (1998)
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-02-17

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