|Module Title||SPANISH CINEMA 1|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Rob Stone|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Other staff||Professor Robert Havard, Mr Roger Mills, G Edwards|
|Pre-Requisite||None for students outside Spanish.|
|Co-Requisite||None for students outside Spanish. For Spanish students: SP10120, SP10210, SP10510, SP10610.|
|Course delivery||Contact Hours||16 Hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials|
|Assessment||Exam||2 Hours Written exam.||70%|
|Essay||Assessed essay (1,500-2,000 words)||30%|
This is a 10 credit thin module which is intended for first year students at advanced level and for students from other disciplines with an interest in film. A knowledge of Spanish is not required, since all films are subtitled and translations of texts are supplied.
The course is designed to provide an introduction to Spanish cinema. More specifically, the course allows for an appreciation of the adaptation of literary works for the cinema. Four very different films are studied on this course - each of which reveals much about the the social and political context of their making.
There will be four hours devoted to each film. The first will deal with the literary source and the remainder will consist of a close study of the film. The final hour for each film will be conducted as a seminar.
On completion of this module students should have a better awareness of cinematic techniques in general, an understanding of how films relate to specific social contexts and an appreciation of the way that film brings a new dimension to the treatment of themes in comparison with other genres.
** Recommended Text
Marsha Kinder. (1993) Blood Cinema. Los Angeles
John Hopewell. (1986) Out of the Past: Spanish Cinema Under Franco. London: FBI Books
Laura Mulvey,. (1992) 'Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema' in Film Theory and Criticism. ed.Leo Braudy, Oxford: Oxford University Press
David A. Cook. (1996) A History of Narrative Film. U.S.A.: W.W. Norton
Barry Jordan and Rikki Morgan-Tamosunas. (1998) Contemporary Spanish Cinema. Manchester University Press
(1985) Behind the Spanish Lens. Arden Press: Colorado