意大利经典电影入门 Introduction to Italian Film

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  • Junior, Double Majors in Religious Studies and Italian Studies, with secondary concentration in Latin literature, Yale University

本课程通过对八部意大利经典电影的分析,探讨电影的表达方式与技巧,以及电影与二战后意大利社会文化的关系。鉴于意大利电影在战后西方的巨大影响,本课程对理解当代西方的文化与思想有很大帮助。
课程所选八部电影,始于四零五零年代的“新现实主义”运动,终于2010年的现实主义新作,以意大利“现实”与“现实主义”方法论为参照系,探讨意大利电影对“现实”的描述、反思、突破与回归。课程全程采用小组讨论,在第四与第七次课后学员需提交一份个人感想。
The course is a close reading of eight major Italian films, organized in chronological order. It employs the traditional method of close reading. Apart from in-depth analysis of plot and character, it also touches on themes such as fascism, neorealism, sexual violence and psychoanalysis. Inspired by my Yale mentors Giuseppe Mazzotta and Millicent Marcus, I aim to “let the film speak for itself”, with minimum involvement of historicism or critical theory.