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Film Studies: 24-2512SR Italian Cinema: 1942 to Present
Santa Reparata International School of Art
Florence, Italy

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
Film Studies 100 English 3 45 N/A

In this course students are introduced to the world of Italian Cinema. It is a general analysis of post-war cinema and a parallel social history of this period using film as "decoded historical evidence". In the first part of the class discussion will focus on Neorealism, a cinematic phenomenon that deeply influenced the ideological and aesthetic rules of film art. The second part of the course will concentrate on the films that mark the decline of Neorealism and the talent of "new"  auteurs such as Fellini and Antonioni . Focusing on the latest developments of the Italian film industry the last part of the course is devoted to the cinema from the 1970's to the present. The class will also analyse the different aspects of “Film Making” both in Italian and the U.S. industry.

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