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Forms of Narrative Cinema (6 points)


Leader: David Hanan

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: A study of films representative of a range of stylistic diversity in the cinema. The aim is to develop in students an awareness of film form, and of filmic communication as organised within certain structured ways. The areas of cinema used to exemplify topics will be major innovatory phases in cinema history, e.g. the development of film form, including the continuity editing system 1895-1920; Russian experiments with editing in the 1920s (Eisenstein); Brecht and the Cinema; alternative formal systems in films by Ozu in Japan; and post-war developments, which will include Italian neo-realism, European art cinema (Antonioni, Godard), some avant-garde films, and Third World filmmaking.

Assessment: One essay (2700 words): 60% + one class presentation (450 words): 10% + one visual test: 1 hour 20 mins (equivalent to 1350 words): 30%

Contact Hours: 4 hours (1 x screening, 1 x lecture and 1 x tutorial) per week

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