Film History and Aesthetics II

Documentary Film Studies
5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 60,0 TP + 3,0 OT


Film History and Aesthetics I

A.1 Understand the aesthetic diversity of cinema from the 50s of the twentieth century.
A.2 Critically locate referential film works in the movements and trends in which they are inserted.
A.3 To know briefly the history of Portuguese cinema in the second half of the twentieth century.

I. Post-war film modernity
1. Italian neo-realism
2. The time of american McCarthyism
3. The french Nouvelle Vague
4. Other new waves

II. From cinematographic modernity to the era of digital cinema
1. The new cinemas
2. New geographies of cinema
3. The cinema and the digital age

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous evaluation
a) Reading note: 20% in the final classification
b) Critical review of a film of the program: 20% in the final classification
c) Intervention in class: 20% in the final classification
d) Knowledge assessment test: 40% in the cla

- Gubern, R. (2005). Historia del cine. Barcelona: Editorial Lumen
- Noriega, J. (2003). Historia del cine. Teoría y géneros cinematográficos, fotografia y televisión. Madrid: Alianza Editorial
- Bordwell, D. (1995). El arte cinematográfico. Una introducción. Barcelona: Paidós

Method of interaction
Classes are theoretical and practical. They include the projection of films and moments of discussion and presentation of works by students.

Software used in class
Not applicable.