Introduction to Film

  • Typ: Seminar (S)
  • Lehrstuhl: Zentrale Einrichtungen - Zentrum für Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft und Studium Generale
  • Semester: SS 2022
  • Zeit: Fr 29.04.2022
    14:00 - 19:00, einmalig

    Sa 30.04.2022
    09:00 - 17:00, einmalig

    So 01.05.2022
    09:00 - 17:00, einmalig

  • Dozent: Dr. Igor Krstic
  • SWS: 2
  • LVNr.: 1130308
  • Hinweis: Online

The field of film studies evolved in the 1970s and developed three major areas of investigation ever since: 1) film history, 2) film theory and 3) film analysis.

This compact seminar will introduce each of these areas. It will thereby focus on American film history, film theory (montage and auteur theory) and the analysis (or close reading) of exemplary film sequences (especially openings). The course thus aims at giving an overview of the discipline as well as at providing the necessary analytical tools in order to understand how movies narrate stories and create meaning through the employment of certain stylistic devices (mise-en-scène, cinematography, editing, sound).

Day 1 will focus on film history, especially through the lens of genre (film noir), Hollywood as an industry and the development of film language in early cinema. We will then proceed on Day 2 with classical film theories and the basics of film analysis, while Day 3 will be devoted to the analysis of opening sequences of films by Alfred Hitchcock (“Rear Window” and “Psycho”), Ridley Scott (“Alien”) and Fernando Meirelles (“City of God”).

2-6 LP


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