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Italy on Film (6 points)


Leader: Susanna Scarparo and John Gregory

Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit introduces students to post-war Italian cinema and its cultural contexts and gives an opportunity to view and discuss films by Scola, Rossellini, Visconti,Benigni, and others. The unit familiarises students with a variety of critical approaches and allows them to analyse the films as representatives of specific cinematographic genres and styles, and as reflections on and interpretations of post-war Italian culture. The unit covers issues such as wartime resistance; fascism; migration within, from and to Italy amongst others.

Assessment: Visual test (1.5 hours): 30% + Essay (3000 words): 60% + Class participation: 10%

Contact Hours: Semester One

Prerequisites: VSA1000 or VSA1050 or ITA1020

Prohibitions: VSA3260

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