Module Identifier TF30920  
Module Title A CENTURY OF CINEMA 2  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Mr John Hefin  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Mr Benjamin Halligan  
Pre-Requisite TF10210 , TF20320  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   10 Hours  
  Practical   Viewing sessions  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours   50%  
  Essay   1 x 5,000 word essay   50%  

Part Two continues the survey of the Century of Cinema. It follows on from TF20320 and concentrates on radical auteurs, the countercultural movement and genres. The films are to be viewed prior to the lecture. Notice will be given by the Module Co-ordnator should the running order of the lectures need to by amended

Learning Outcomes:

Typically, upon completion of this module, the students will be able to:
- demonstrate a detailed understanding of the context, use and readings of these approaches to realism: British 1960s 'psychological realism'; Italian Neo-Realism and Late Neo-Realism; contemporary American surrealism; realism and the notion of 'difference' (counter-Hollywood, exploitation);
- understand and use concepts of place as cultural context, as geographical location, as psychological state, and as socio-political locus, considering the role of imagery in relation to each;
- explore a variety of approaches to the concept of sexual subtexts, via Metz and Sontag; difference, conformity, camp, particularly with reference to genre.


Italian Neo-Realism: Roma, Citta Apera/Rome, Open City (Roberto Rossellini, 1945 It); Ladri di Biciclette/The Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948 It); Umberto D (Vittorio De Sica, 1952 It)

Fellini?s Rome: La Dolce Vita (1960, It); Fellini-Satyricon (1968, It); Fellini-Roma (1972, It); City of Woman (1980, It)

Hitchcock?s Style in the 1950?s: North by Northwest (1959, US)

Losey?s Style in the 1960?s: The Servant (1963, UK); Accident (1967, UK)

Cinema of Conflict: Roman Polanski and Jim Jarmusch: Noz w Wodzie/Knife in the Water (Polanski, 1962 Pol); Chinatown (Polanski, 1974 US); Down by Law (Jarmusch, 1986 US)

Gender Sensibilities, Gay Subtexts and Psychoanalytical Theory: Point Break (Kathryn Bigelow, 1991 US); Voskhozhdenie/The Ascent (Larissa Shepitko, 1976 USSR)

The Cinema of Excess: Performance (Nic Roeg/Donald Cammell, 1968 UK); La Grand Bouffe/Blow Out (Marco Ferreri, 1973 It/Fr)

Counter-Hollywood: Flesh (Paul Morrissey/Andy Warhol, 1968 US); Trash (Paul Morrissey/Andy Warhol, 1970 US); Heat (Paul Morrissey/Andy Warhol, 1971 US); Flesh for Frankenstein (Paul Morrissey/Andy Warhol, 1973 US)

The Films of David Lynch: Eraserhead (1976 US); Blue Velvet (1986 US); The Elephant Man (1980 US)

Reading Lists
** Essential Reading
Brunette, Peter. (1987) Roberto Rossellini. Oxford
Feineman, Noel. (1978) Nicholas Roeg. Boston
Gelmis, Joseph. (1970) The Film Director as Superstar. New York
Lanza, Joseph. (1989) Fragile Geometry: The Films, Philosophy and Misadventure of Nicholas Roeg. New York
Leigh, Michael. (1997) The Velvet Underground. Velvet
Michalczyk, John J,. (1986) The Italian Political Filmmakers. New Jersey
O'Pray, Michael editor. ( 1989) Andy Warhol: The Film Factory. London
Phillips, Gene. (1973) The Movie Makers. Chicago
Polanski, Roman. (1984) Roman. London
Ranvaud, Dan. (1981) Roberto Rossellini. London
Schaltz, Thomas. (1981) Hollywood Genres: Formulas, Filmmaking and the Studio System. New York
Taylor, John Russell. (1975) Directors and Directions: Cinema for the 1970's. New York
Wexman, Virginia. (1985) Roman Polanski. Boston
Yacowar, Maurice. (1991) The Films of Paul Morrissey. Cambridge
Wood, Robin. (1997) Hitchcock Revisited. Faber
Cale, John. (1998) What's Welsh for Zen?. Bockris
Andrew, Geoff. (1999) Stranger than Paradise: Maverick Film-makers in Recent American Cinema. Limelight Editions

Recommended Documentaries (held in Department Archive):.
For One Week Only: David Lynch.
Lynch on Early Surreal Cinema.
Moving Pictures: David Lynch.
Arena: Rossellini.
Ingrid in Italy.
A Touch of Scarlett.
Arena: Hitchcock.
Hollywood Legends: Hitchcock.