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Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Italy - University of Bologna - 'Univ. of Bologna'
UC Course SubjectFilm and Media Studies
Number & Suffix: 163
Transcript Title: RECPTN ITAL CINEMA 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This is a graduate level course that is part of the Laurea Magistrale program. The course is intended for advanced students only. Enrolment is based on consent of the instructor. Students who write a term paper on a pre-approved topic receive one extra unit. Maximum units for the course is 6. The course focuses on the international reception of Italian cinema, with special regard to the main phases, trends, movements, and celebrities. The course highlights the basic elements of methodology in the field of reception theory and students are encouraged to reflect critically on the relationship between local, national, supranational, and global questions, through practical examples of inter-textual and transcultural relations. The course is built around ten thematic sessions, that map out particular historical moments, trends, filmmakers and stars who have carried Italian cinema across the world in interesting ways. The course begins with the Italian silent cinema, and some of the films that made Italy's early film industry one of the most powerful in the world. The course then addresses the question of what "Italian cinema" means by examining and challenging some of the most canonical instances (neorealism, auteur cinema, divas, festival films), while mapping out the trajectories of films that appear difficult to distribute (i.e. comedies), and those made keeping in mind an international audience (B movies). In addition to the textual analysis of the most international Italian films, the course uses film history, production, and distribution studies to assess the impact of co-productions, film festivals, legislation and marketing on the successes of national cinema. The course also includes a special section devoted to reconstructing the evolution of Italian film studies. The course includes seminar discussions led by the instructor. Lectures include video clips from both the required screenings and other films as well as references to specific readings, that students are expected to prepare for class discussion. The course includes the following in class screenings: MY VOYAGE TO ITALY (Martin Scorsese, 1999), PAISÀ/PAISAN (Roberto Rossellini, 1946), LA CIOCIARA/TWO WOMEN (Vittorio De Sica, 1960), ROMAN HOLIDAY (William Wyler, 1953), CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (2017). Additional required screening include: GLI ULTIMI GIORNI DI POMPEII/THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEI (Mario Caserini, 1913), SCIPIONE L'AFRICANO/SCIPIONE AFRICANUS (Carmine Gallone, 1937), 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini, 1963), DJANGO (Sergio Corbucci, 1966), DJANGO UNCHAINED (Quentin Tarantino, 2012). Assessment is based on a final research paper on one of the major themes addressed in the course. 
Language of Instruction: English
Partner University Department: Italianistica, culture letterarie europee, scienze linguistiche 
Partner University Course Number: 85101