The first part of the module is concerned with methods for critical analysis of film. It provides an introduction to methods of textual and performance analysis in film. Working with extracts, feature films and short films, the module develops approaches to the close analysis of film style. The module introduces a critical vocabulary for film analysis.??The second part of the module provides an introduction to early twentieth century film and explores a period of intense innovation in film form and style, and addresses some of the problems of historical and contextual study, introducing students to the emergence of cinema as a new medium and a new industry developing out of nineteenth century technologies and cultural forms. Through a series of case studies, the module examines the development of Modernist experimentation in cinema.

Term(s) offered: Autumn/Spring term module; 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Credit: 1.5
General Education: II A 2