Class Film Theory

  • Presentation


    A retrospective analysis of the main historical moments, theoretical currents, aesthetic movements, authors and films that compose the stories of cinema and their ideas.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    1- Cinema nomenclature and impression of reality
    2- Archeology of cinema: Lumière and Méliès
    3- Image and movement
    4- Sound perception
    5- The French theoretical school and Soviet cinema
    6- The views of German Expressinonism: aesthetics, social and political history
    7- Hollywood cinema: the industrial dimension and major genres
    8- The realistic theory: Sigmund Kracauer and André Bazin
    9- Neo-realism: Roberto Rossellini and Italian cinema
    10- The Theoretical Filmmakers
    11- Portuguese Cinema: Manoel de Oliveira, António Reis / Margarida Cordeiro, Pedro Costa

  • Objectives


    Acquisition of knowledge about history, aesthetics and cinema theory in the Western context, so that the student can develop a grounded perspective on the mass languages that use the moving image and other approaches to the same subject.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Classes based on watching full-length films (short, medium-length and feature-length films) and their collective analysis in class. The dynamics of the classes are based on the experience of cinematographic narratives in a projection room and the pedagogical process is based on the dialogical exercise with students.

  • References


    GRILO, João Mário, As Lições de Cinema, Lisboa, Edições Colibri, 2008

    BRESSON, Robert, Notes sur le Cinematographe, Paris, Gallimard, 2008

    BAZIN, André, O que é o cinema?, Lisboa, Livros Horizonte, 1993      

    MORIN, Edgar, Cinema ou o Homem Imaginário, Lisboa, Relógio d'Água, 1997

    CASETTI, Francesco, Les Thérories du Cinéma depuis 1945, Paris, Editions Nathan/Armand Collin, 1999

    AUMONT, Jacques, Les théories des Cinéastes, Paris, Editions Nathan/Armand Collin, 2008

    MITRY, Jean, Esthétique et Psychologie du Cinéma, Paris, Les Éditions du Cerf, 2001

    METZ, Christian, A significação no cinema, São Paulo, Editora Perspectiva, 1972

    CHION, La voix au cinéma, Paris, Editions de l¿Étoile, 1982



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