CDM 212 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Film Seminar: A Cinema in the Shade II
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
CDM 212
Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course aims to introduce students to films that have an important place in film history and yet have low visibility in the framework of commercial cinema, and to enable the students to acquire film culture.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • describe the significant works of cinema in general
  • discuss the films they will see
  • classify films in cinema history
  • compare films in their relation to the structure of the cinematic institution that produced them
  • analyze these works in the context of their socio-cultural milieu
  • contrast cinematic traditions in terms of narrative, technique, authorial styles
Course Content This is the second of a series of courses, introducing and screening films crucial to forming film culture and not readily available elsewhere. The course includes canonic, experimental, avant-garde (commercial or non-commercial) examples of early cinema, American studio films, European art films, world cinema. There are two assignments (film analysis essays) students have to submit during the semester. There will be one final exam.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Essay Film Screening Sans Soleil, Chris Marker (1983) David Montero “Film also ages: time and images in Chris Marker's Sans soleil”, Studies in French Cinema, 6:2, 2006, pp. 107-115.
3 French New New Wave / Cinéma du Look Screening Nikita, Luc Besson (1990) Sue Harris, “Cinema du Look,” European Cinema, ed. Elizabeth Ezra. Oxford University Press. 2004. pp.219-233.
4 LA Noir Screening Mulholland Drive, David Lynch (2001) Martha P. Nochimson “Mulholland Drive” Film Quarterly, Vol. 56 No. 1, Fall 2002; pp. 37-45.
5 New Iranian Cinema Screening Taste of Cherry, Abbas Kiarostami (1997) Hamid Naficy “Iranian Cinema” in The Oxford History of World Cinema, G. Nowell-Smith (Ed), Oxford University Press, 1996, pp. 672-678. David Sterritt “With Borrowed Eyes: An Interview with Abbas Kiarostami” Film Comment, vol.36, no.4. July/August 2000
6 Women’s Cinema Screening Thelma and Louise, Ridley Scott (1991) Manohla Dargis “Roads to freedom” Sight and Sound; Jul 1, 1991; 1/3; pp. 15-18. Amy Taubin “Ridley Scott’s Roadwork” Sight and Sound; Jul 1, 1991; 1/3; pp. 18-19.
7 Postmodern Dystopia Screening Blade Runner, Ridley Scott (1982) FIRST ASSIGNMENT DUE Giuliana Bruno “Ramble City: Postmodernism and Blade Runner” October, Vol. 41 (Summer, 1987), pp. 61-74.
8 Non-linear storytelling Screening Run Lola Run, Tom Tykwer (1998) Tom Whalen “Run Lola Run” Film Quarterly, Vol. 53, No. 3 (Spring, 2000), pp. 33-40.
9 New Asian Cinema Screening In the Mood for Love, Wong Kar Wai (2000) Tony Rayns “Poet of Time” Sight and Sound; Sep 1, 1995; 5/9; pp. 12-16. Stephen Teo “Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love: Like a Ritual in Transfigured Time” Senses of Cinema. March-April 2001.
10 Cinema and Sexuality Screening The Love Witch, Anna Biller (2017) Christopher Heron “A Woman Constructing Her World: Anna Biller Interview (The Love Witch)” The Seventh Art Online. Apr 05, 2017. http://theseventhart.org/anna-biller-interview-the-love-witch/
11 Northern European Farce Screening The Match Factory Girl, Aki Kaurismaki (1990) SECOND ASSIGNMENT DUE Bert Cardullo “Finnish Character: An Interview with Aki Kaurismäki” Film Quarterly, Vol. 59, No. 4 (Summer 2006), pp. 4-10. Sanna Kivimaki, “Working-class girls in a welfare state: Finnishness, social class and gender in Aki Kaurismäki's Workers' Trilogy (1986-1990)” Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, Volume 2, Number 1, 31 January 2012, pp. 73-88.
12 Cinema of the banlieus Screening Le Haine, Mathieu Kassovitz (1995) Amy Siciliano, “La Haine: Framing the ‘Urban Outcasts’” ACME International Journal for Critical Geographies, Vol. 6 No. 2. 2007, pp.211-230.
13 European Cinema Screening Caché, Michael Haneke (2005) Nancy E. Virtue “Memory, Trauma, and the French-Algerian War: Michael Haneke's Caché (2005)” Modern & Contemporary France, 19:3. 2011, pp. 281-296.
14 Final project
15 Review of the semester
16 Review of the semester

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

 

 

Suggested Readings/Materials

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith. The Oxford History of World Cinema. Oxford University Press, 1999.

 

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
20
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
40
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
40
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
5
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
20
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1 To develop the habit of critical thinking in areas of cinema and digital media. X
2 To be able to comprehend and discuss theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of cinema and digital media. X
3 To know and understand practices in areas of cinema and digital media as creative and/or business processes. To be able to see these processes from cultural and historical perspectives. X
4 To cultivate awareness in the inter- and multi-disciplinary nature of cinema and digital media, thus developing a dynamic and flexible professional character capable of operating and communicating across a wide range of subject areas. X
5 To develop an understanding of the unity of theory of practice and practice of theory. X
6 To observe norms of work ethic and a thoroughgoing professional ethic.
7 Endowed with the virtues and skills of being self-disciplined, self-critical and self-managerial, to be able to both work independently and as member of a team. X
8 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programmes in the areas of cinema and digital media and to possess advanced level computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of cinema and digital media, as well as new methods of production, new media industries, and new theories; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale”, Level B1). X
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process aimed at the achievement personal and social goals X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest