FILM HISTORY AND VISUAL CULTURE
Credit points: 15
In this subject students will examine two parallel, linked developments: that of the cinema itself, in terms of technology, industry, style, form and responses to social and cultural phenomena, and that of film thought, that is, the succession and variety of ways devised to think about, analyse and understand the cinema in its various contexts and stages. Different concepts of history and historical analysis are examined, as is the canon of 'classic' films which constitute a certain received cinema history. Attention is given to key national cinemas and aesthetic movements, as well as film practices that circulate around and run parallel to the canon.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorAnna Dzenis
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites 15 credit points of first-year and 30 credit points of second-year level subjects from Media: screen + sound or Media Studies or Cinema Studies
Special conditions This subject is a core subject for the major in Cinema Studies within the ABA - Bachelor of Arts.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||A history of narrative films||Preliminary||W W Norton 1996||NY|
|Readings||Cahiers du Cinema: the 1950s-Neo-Realism, Hollywood, New Wave||Preliminary||Hillier 1985||CAMBRIDGE: HARVARD U PRESS|
|Readings||Close viewings||Preliminary||Peter Lehman 1990||TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA STATE U PRESS|
|Readings||Early Cinema: Space, Frame, Narrative||Preliminary||Thomas Elsaesser 1990||LONDON, BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE|
|Readings||Movie Made America: a social history of American Movies||Preliminary||Robert Sklar 1975||RANDOM HOUSE, NY|
|Readings||The Oxford history of world cinema||Preliminary||Geoffrey Nowell-smith 1996||OXFORD U PRES, NY|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnna Dzenis
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
|1,000-word research skills/annotated bibliography||25|
|2,000-word research essay||50|