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Introduction to Film Studies

Doon University, Dehradun , CEC , Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam


The course will focus on some important trends and genres in world cinema, along with key concepts in film studies. It aims to make participants familiar with some major international cinematic figures and films.



1.Cinema and Modernism2.Semiotics of Films
3. Realism
4. Editing in Cinema
5.Film Theory
6.Character in cinema
7.Plot in Cinema
8.Colour Theory and Cinema
9.Ideology in Cinema
10. Intertextuality and Films
11. French new wave
12. German Expressionism
13.Italian Neo-Realism
14. Great European Directors: Jean Renoir
15. Luis Bunuel16. Robert Bresson (1907-1999)17.Classic Hollywood18.The Cinema of Orson Welles19.New Hollywood20.Counterculture and cinema21. Auteur Theory: Alfred Hitchcock22. Martin Scorsese
23.Michael Mann24.The Cinema of David Cronenberg25.Film Genres26.The Western27. Film Noir28.Gangster Cinema29.Melodrama30.Anthology Films31.Films about Media32.Japanese Cinema33.Chinese Cinema34.Representations of Small town in Films35. Representation of City in Cinema36. Film remakes & sequels37. Stardom38.Key Film Texts39. Key Concepts 140.Key Concepts 2

Taught by

Ms Juhee Prasad

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