|| TF10220 |
|| STUDYING FILM |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Dr Kate E Egan |
|| Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters) |
|| Professor Martin J Barker, Mrs Sarah E Martindale, Ms Kerstin Leder, Rebekah Louise Smith, Ms Sarah Elizabeth Ralph |
| Course delivery
|| Other || VIEWING |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer
to the departmental web pages at http://www.aber.ac.uk/tfts/duedates.shtml||50%|
|Semester Assessment|| Textual analysis 2,500 words ||25%|
|Semester Assessment|| Essay 2,500 words ||25%|
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Examine a range of different films, and explore the ways in which individual film form and content may be related to wider contexts.
2. Reflect critically on the relevance of the study of film to personal, social and historical understandings.
3. Understand and deploy some key methods of analysis of films.
4. Draw critically uopn a range of reading from the field of film studies, both for the knowledge of films it offers, and for its understanding of the purposes and importance of film studies.
The module will explore a variety of answers which have been given to the question; why is film worth studying? Students will be invited to explore how different ways of attaching significance to films connect with different accounts of films in general and particular films, and to encounter different ways of examining and analysing films. The course will cover, among other aspects:
1. Moral debates about films.
2. Academic vs other kinds of film analysis
3. Film theory and textual/formal analysis
4. Issues of narrative
5. Film Genre, Authorship and Star Studies
6. The concept of representation and its importance in understanding film.
7. National cinemas
8. This module will introduce methods of close analysis of elements of film form (for instance, cinematography, the relations of sound and image, editing practices, mise-en-scene, and narrative structure).
** General Text
(2000.) The film studies reader /edited by Joanne Hollows, Peter Hutchings and Mark Jancovich.
** Recommended Text
Barker, Martin with Austin, Thomas (2000.) From Antz to Titanic: Reinventing Film analysis /Martin Barker with Thomas Austin. http://www.theacademiclibrary.com/login_cat.asp?filename=0745315844&libcode=PLC
Bordwell, David & Thomson, Kristin (c2001.) Film art :an introduction /David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson.
McGraw Hill 0072317256PBKALKPAPER
Hill, John & Church Gibson, Pamela (1998.) The Oxford guide to film studies /edited by John Hill and Pamela Church Gibson.
Oxford University Press 0198711158
This module is at CQFW Level 4