Moving Image History
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Area of Study
Media Studies, Radio/Television/Film
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
OverviewCOMPETENCES AND SKILLS THAT WILL BE ACQUIRED AND LEARNING RESULTS.1. Knowledge of the development and evolution of the audiovisual media (cinema, television, video) through itshistory.2. Knowledge of the historical context of the audiovisual processes and their relevance for the understanding of thecontemporary panorama.3. Ability to distinguish with precision the connections and influences between the diverse audiovisual practices,according to its historical, social and cultural context.4. Ability to analyze and interpret the audiovisual products with a global, integrated perspective.DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS: PROGRAMME1. Historiographical perspectives2. Articulation of the cinematographic language3. Silent cinema Golden age4. Studio system to New Hollywood5. Neorrealism and the crisis of classic language6. The new waves7. Peripheric cinemas8. Avant-garde cinema9. Non fiction cinema10. Technology and aesthetics: film in the audiovisual era11. Video and videoarte12. Television in USA13. Television in EuropeLEARNING ACTIVITIES AND METHODOLOGY1. Lectures. Acquisition of knowledge about the historical evolution of the audiovisual media and its relevance for theunderstanding of the contemporary panorama. Competences 1 and 2 (1,5 ECTS)2. Practical classes:Analysis and commentary of classic works in the history of audiovisual media. Competences 3 and 4 (1 ECTS)3. Student work: Tutored work of theoretical-practical materials.Competences 1, 2 and 3 (1,5 ECTS)Individual essay about specific issues regarding some of the historical problems presented in the class.Competence 4 (2 ECTS)ASSESSMENT SYSTEM1. Final exam: 60%2. Production work /Essay/Practice and defense: 40%3. To pass, it is mandatory to obtain, at the very least, 50% of the calification assigned to the final exam.4. Class participation and attendance will be taken into account to improve the final grade.Página 1 de 2% end-of-term-examination: 60% of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals?): 40BASIC BIBLIOGRAPHY- BARSAM, RICHARD M. Non Fiction Film. A Critical History, Indiana UP, 1992- BORDWELL, David; THOMPSON, Kristin Film History. An Introduction , McGraw Hill, 2nd edition , 2003- COOK, David A A History of Narrative Film, Norton, 1996- REES, A. L. History of Experimental Film and Video, BFI, 1999- SHAW, JEFFREY; WEIBEL, PETER Future Cinema. The Cinematic Imaginary After Film, ZKM-MIT Press, 2003ADITIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY- GOMERY, DOUGLAS The Hollywood Studio System, BFI, 1986- HARPOLE, CHARLES (general editor) History of the American Cinema. , Berkeley, Univ. of California Press, 10volumes, 1990- HILMES, Michele; JACOBS, Jason (eds.) The Television History Book, BFI, 2003- JAMES, DAVID A Allegories of Cinema , Princeton UP, 1989- KING, JOHN Magical Reels: A History of Cinema in Latin America, Verso, 2000- MEIGH-ANDREWS, CHRIS A History of Video Art, Oxford, Berg, 2006- WEINRICHTER, ANTONIO (ed.) Doc. Documentarism in the 21st Century, San Sebastián, Festival Internacionalde Cine, 2010
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