|Module Title||INTRODUCTION TO FILM 1|
|Co-ordinator||Professor Martin Barker|
|Course delivery||Lecture||10 Hours|
Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore, 1990 It)
(The Director?s Cut Nuovo Cinema Paradiso may be used)
Additional Viewing: The Star-Maker (Tornatore)
Se7en (David Fincher, 1995 US)
Additional Viewing: The Shining (Kubrick)
Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959 US)
Additional Viewing: Monsieur Hulot?s Holiday (Tati)
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976 USA)
Additional Viewing: Mean Streets (Scorsese)
Otto e Mezzo/Eight and a Half (Federico Fellini, 1962 It)
Additional Viewing: Ginger and Fred (Fellini)
The Piano (Jane Campion, 1993 NZ)
Additional Viewing: Holy Smoke (Campion)
Trois Coleurs: Bleu / Three Colours Blue (Krystof Kieslowski, 1993 Pol/Fr)
Additional Viewing: A Short Film About Killing (Kieslowski)
Det Sjunde Inseglet / The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
Additional Viewing: Stardust Memories (Allen)
La Battaglia di Algeri / The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1964 It)
Additional Viewing: Burn! (Pontecorvo)
To introduce students to the methods of reading and contextualising films.
To encompass a brief history of key figures in the development of cinema. Films are to be viewed prior to the lecture. Seminars follow the lecture and are fortnightly.
To address: surrealism, art versus craftsmanship, acting in cinema, film comedy, the role of comedy, spectacle, genre, violence and homage.
Upon completion of this module, students should be able:
to examine film according to a) the times in which they were made; b) how this context is reflected in the films themselves; c) theories of film texts; d) theories of film production.
to acquire the ability to separate fact from opinion.