SAC 441 - National Cinemas
Section: 001 Italian Cinema
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
12
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
50
Advisory Prerequisites:
FILMVID/SAC 230 or 236 or 360.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Focusing on the post-WWII period, we will examine the controversial poetic and political claims of neorealism (De Sica, Zavattini, Visconti), the commercially successful modern productions of the 1960s and 1970s, which addressed crucial moments of Italian political and cultural history, from Fascism (Bertolucci, Cavani, Fellini) to the radical changes following the nation's economic boom affecting social structure and life (Pasolini, Olmi) as well as gender relationships (Antonioni, Wertmüller). The course will also look at two highly profitable film genres, Italian western and terror films (Leone, Argento, Bava), which over the years have become object of international cult. Finally, we will study the 1990s consolidation of authorship, in its various facets: male comedy (Salvatores), Sicilian cinephilia (Tornatore), immigrants' drama (Amelio), and Holocaust subversion (Benigni).

The class has no final exam. Instead, there will be three assignments that must be satisfactorily completed in order to pass and receive credit for the course. These assignments consist of four one-page film diaries, related to feature films watched in class; a mid-term in-class exam; and a 10/12-page research paper on any subject related to Italian film culture, chosen by the individual student in consultation with the instructor.

SAC 441 - National Cinemas
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
12044
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (LAB)
P
12045
Closed
0
 
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Tu 7:00PM - 10:00PM
003 (LEC)
 
21073
Open
65
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (LAB)
 
21074
Open
65
 
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M 7:00PM - 9:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
23284
Open
45
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
23285
Open
60
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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