Teoria Cinematográfica

Video e Cinema Documental
6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 60,0 T + 3,0 OT

Lecturer
- Paulo Manuel Ferreira da Cunha

Prerequisites
Some bibliography will be provided in English.

Objectives
At the end of this curricular unit, students should be able to:
a) identify and understand conceptually the main theories of cinema;
b) establish and reflexively criticizes the relationship between the theory and practice of cinema;
c) know the evolution of aesthetic and technological paradigms.

Program
1. Film theory(ies).
2. First theoretical approaches.
3. Soviet theorists.
4. Phenomenology of Realism.
5. Modern Cinema.
6. Other Cinemas.
7. Digital Cinema and convergence culture.
8. Cinephilia and film culture.

Evaluation Methodology
1. Attendance and participation: 4/20 values;
2. Written assessment tests:
A exam 10/20 values;
Two evaluation tests 2+2/20 values;
3. Written work:
A written work 2/20 values.

Bibliography
- Stam, R. (2006). Introdução à teoria do cinema. Campinas: Papirus
- Corrigan, T. e White, P. e Mazaj, M. (2011). Critical Visions in Film Theory. Classical and Contemporary Readings. Boston/Nova Iorque: Bedford/St. Martin's
- Dudley, A. (1989). As principais teorias do cinema: uma introdução.. Rio de Janeiro: Zahar
- Tudor, A. (1985). Teorias do Cinema. Lisboa: Edições 70

Method of interaction
Theorical lectures, of expository nature, using the viewing and film analysis. Reading and analysis of written texts.

Software used in class