Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015
ITL 330 History of Italian Cinema
4 hours; 4 credits
The purpose of this course is to introduce different periods and movements in Italian Cinema from the Silent era to Neo-Auteur cinema of the early 21st century and the basic elements of film analysis. Areas discussed will include Silent Cinema, Fascist Cinema, Neorealism, Auteur Cinema, Neo-Neorealism, and Neo-Auteur Cinema. Large attention will be dedicated to the films of renowned auteurs such as Rossellini, De Sica, Visconti, Fellini, and Pasolini. In-class screenings will provide a framework for students to produce cogent critical readings and analysis of cinematic text. The course will be offered in Italian.
Prerequisite: ITL 313
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