This course will:
· Introduce students to the principal methods and theories used in the study of film history
· Enable students to understand film history’s contribution to scholarship in film studies
· Equip students with the ability to approach film in its historical context
· Explore the relationship between film, history and cultural change
· Provide an introduction to the use of archives and other sources in film history
· Introduce students to issues in film preservation and documentation
Student learning outcomes
Students who complete the course should be able to:
· Identify major elements and developments in film history
· Recognise and analyse a variety of film forms in their historical context
· Utilise a variety of sources including print and visual to carry out independent research
· Have an understanding of the use of archives and on-line repositories
· Demonstrate an ability to research, write and report clearly and effectively
· Work successfully in groups
· Demonstrate presentation skills and a high level of critical communication.
- American Cinema
- British Cinema
- Italian Cinema
- French Cinema
- German Cinema
- Russian Cinema
- Hungarian Cinema
- Indian Cinema
- Chinese Cinema
- Japanese Cinema
- Indonesian Cinema
- Polish Cinema
- Korean Cinema
- Latin-American Cinema
- Malaysian Cinema
· Thompson, K. and Bordwell, D. (2010). Film History: An Introduction. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
· Dancyger, K. (2006). The Directors Idea: The Path to Great Directing. Focal Press.
· Olson, R. W. (1999). Art Direction for Film and Video. Focal Press.
· Katz, S. D. (1991). Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen. Michael Wiese Productions.
· Lopez, D. (1993). Films by Genre: 775 Categories, Styles, Trends and Movements Defined, with Filmography for each. McFarland & Co.