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Professor
DAVID BRUNI (Tit.)
Period
First Semester 
Teaching style
Convenzionale 
Lingua Insegnamento
ITALIANO 



Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[20/44]  HISTORY AND SOCIETY [44/00 - Ord. 2016]  PERCORSO COMUNE 6 30
[20/47]  SCIENCES OF THE MULTIMEDIAL PRODUCTION [47/00 - Ord. 2018]  PERCORSO COMUNE 6 30

Objectives

1. Knowledge and understanding.
At the end of the course students will know the fundamental lines of the history of Italian cinema. They will know the different types of movies and will be able to capture the influence of the historical-cultural context on film production.
2.Applying knowledge and understanding.
They will know the main features of the films analyzed and place them within the reference genre. They will be able to apply the methodological tools useful for analyzing the film.
3. Making judgements.
They will be able to make a judgment on a cinematic work in a historical-critical key, highlighting the peculiar characteristics of the films.
4. Communication skills.
They will be able to use the terminology used to identify the various cinematic characters and will be able to express a critical judgment in oral or written form.
5. Learning skills.
They will be able to consult sources and documents in order to keep up-to-date on acquired skills even in anticipation of any further training paths.

Objectives

1. Knowledge and understanding.
At the end of the course students will know the fundamental lines of the history of Italian cinema. They will know the different types of movies and will be able to capture the influence of the historical-cultural context on film production.
2.Applying knowledge and understanding.
They will know the main features of the films analyzed and place them within the reference genre. They will be able to apply the methodological tools useful for analyzing the film.
3. Making judgements.
They will be able to make a judgment on a cinematic work in a historical-critical key, highlighting the peculiar characteristics of the films. They will identify some typical features of the prevailing social dynamics in the fascist era.
4. Communication skills.
They will be able to use the terminology used to identify the various cinematic characters and will be able to express a critical judgment in oral or written form.
5. Learning skills.
They will be able to consult sources and documents in order to keep up-to-date on acquired skills even in anticipation of any further training paths.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of film history and film language.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of film history and film language.

Contents

Outlines of the history of Italian cinema from its origins to the first decade of the 21st century. It will pay particular attention to Neorealism, through the analysis of some films, such as: Ossessione, Roma città aperta, Sciuscià, Paisà, La terra trema, Ladri di biciclette, Germania anno zero, Riso amaro, Bellissima, Due soldi di speranza, Umberto D., Pane, amore e fantasia. During the course we will analyze these films from a thematic and stylistic viewpoint.

Contents

Outlines of the history of Italian cinema from its origins to the first decade of the 21st century. It will pay particular attention to Neorealism, through the analysis of some films, such as: Ossessione, Roma città aperta, Sciuscià, Paisà, La terra trema, Ladri di biciclette, Germania anno zero, Riso amaro, Bellissima, Due soldi di speranza, Umberto D., Pane, amore e fantasia. During the course we will analyze these films from a thematic and stylistic viewpoint.

Teaching Methods

Traditional lectures; screenings and analysis of extracts of films.

Verification of learning

Oral exam.
The assessment will be done through an oral test to verify the knowledge learned and methodological tools acquired.
The oral exam will consist of no fewer than three questions relating to the program and analysis of the film by a thematic and stylistic viewpoint.
The initial applications will focus on the broad outlines of the history of Italian cinema and will continue on the film analysis methodologies. The student will be able to correctly place the film analyzed in the reference film genre.
In determining the final mark will affect the following items: the mastery of the subjects, the ability to apply the acquired knowledge, terminological precision.

Texts

Bibliography. 1) Antonio Costa, Il cinema italiano Generi, figure e film dalle origini alle piattaforme streaming, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2021; 2) Stefania Parigi, Neorealismo. Il nuovo cinema del dopoguerra, Venezia, Marsilio, 2014. 3) Un libro a scelta tra i seguenti: David Bruni, Vittorio De Sica Sciuscià, Lindau, Torino 2007; Carlo Lizzani, Riso amaro: dalla scrittura alla regia, Bulzoni, Roma 2009.
Filmography. 1) Ossessione (1943, Luchino Visconti); 2) Roma città aperta (1945, Roberto Rossellini); 3) Sciuscià (1946, Vittorio De Sica); 4) Paisà (1946, Roberto Rossellini); 5) La terra trema (1948, Luchino Visconti); 6) Ladri di biciclette (1948, Vittorio De Sica); 7) Germania anno zero (1948, Roberto Rossellini), 8) Riso amaro (1949, Giuseppe De Santis); 9) Bellissima (1951, Luchino Visconti); 10) Due soldi di speranza (1951, Renato Castellani); 11) Umberto D. (1952, Vittorio De Sica); 12) Pane, amore e fantasia (1953, Luigi Comencini).

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