Learning Outcomes :
On successful completion of this course, student will be able to: Summarise the historical developments of world cinema in the context of both mainstream and independent Cinema; Explain how socio-political, technological, and industrial circumstances have influenced the aesthetics Of cinema at given junctures of history; Explain early cinema, the industrialization of film and recent development in the United States; Explain various kinds of approaches and movements in filmmaking, including Russian Formalism, German Expressionism, and Italian Neorealism; Explain history of third world cinema.
- Introduction : pre-history of cinema;
- Early Cinematic Origins, and The Infancy of Film;
- The Pre-Talkies and the Silent Era;
- French Impressionism and Surrealism (1918-1927);
- German Expressionism and its today’s influence to horror cinema;
- Soviet Montage (1924-1930);
- 1930s: The Talkies, the Growth of the Studios and ‘The Golden Age of Hollywood”;
- Neorealism as movement and its Global influence;
- The French New Wave (1942-1951);
- The New German Cinema (1966-1982) and Dogma 95;
- American Indie and New Hollywood;
- Third world cinema, national cinema, and Diaspora/transnational cinema;
- Recent development in Asia and Southeast Asia Cinema.
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