course focuses on the world of Italian Cinema. It is
a general analysis of postwar cinema and a parallel
social history of this period using film as "decoded
historical evidence." In the first part of the class
discussion will focus on Neorealism, a cinematic
phenomenon that deeply influenced the ideological and
aesthetic rules of film art. The second part of the
course will concentrate on the films that mark the
decline of Neo-realism and the talent of "new"
auteurs such as Fellini and Antonioni. The last part
of the course is devoted to the cinema from the
1970's to the present. The class will also analyse
the different aspects of “Film Making” both in
Italian and the U.S. industry.
This is a course where student participation is
fundamental. Each week a different group of students
will be giving an oral presentation of the film that
was viewed the week before. The instructor will add
information to the presentation and there will be a
class discussion based on the readings that were
assigned and on personal opinions of the students.
Film is a fantastic vehicle to analyze and understand
Italian Culture and Society.
This course is intended for students that are
interested in Film and Italian Culture.
Santa Reparata International School of Art, SRISA -
Via San Gallo, 53r Florence Italy,
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