Film History and Aesthetics

Course Code :1100PSWGEF
Study domain:Communication Studies
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:45
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Philippe Meers

3. Course contents *

This course module gives an overview of film history between 1895 and 1960. We divide our attention between Europe and the US. After some introductory considerations about film history, we handle (among others) the following periods and movements: pre-cinema and the origins of cinema, Griffith and the silent film, Sovjet cinema, expressionism and Neue Sachlichkeit in Germany, Hollwood in the twenties and thirties and the development of sound and the studio system, French avant-gardes in the twenties and poetic realism, Hollywood between the forties and the sixties, Italian neorealism, French Nouvelle Vague and British New Cinema. Courses are illustrated with film fragments. Film screenings following the course content are organised in MuHKA_media.