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Introduction to Film studies

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam

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Overview

The course will facilitate fundamental understanding of cinema history and its role in society. It will enable the students to develop the necessary skills to critically analyse and study films as art works. The course will encourage critical thinking in the students while also developing a respect for cultural diversity as they become acquainted with it through the means of cinema.
Course Objectives

1. To trace the history and development of cinema 2. To comprehend the role and impact of cinema in
society and vice-versa 3. To develop an understating of the political, cultural
and aesthetic nuances of film making 4. To critically analyse and appreciate cinema as an art

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week-1 - Language of Cinema
Lesson 1 - Visual Language I

Lesson 2 - Visual Language II

Lesson 3 - Visual Language III

Lesson 4 - Visual Language IV

Week-2 - Language of Cinema
Lesson 5 - Sound and Music I

Lesson 6 - Sound and Music II

Lesson 7 - History of Cinema I

Lesson 8 - History of Cinema II

Week-3 - Social Context and Film Form
Lesson 9 - German Expressionism I

Lesson 10 - German Expressionism II

Lesson 11 - Italian Neo-realism I

Lesson 12 - Italian Neo-realism II

Week-4 - Social Context and Film Form
Lesson 13 - French New Wave I

Lesson 14 - French New Wave II

Lesson 15 - Third Cinema-I

Lesson 16 - Third Cinema-II

Week - 5 - Alternative Visions

Lesson 17 - Auteur Theory I

Lesson 18 - Auteur Theory II

Lesson 19 - Feminist Film Theory I

Lesson 20 - Feminist Film Theory II

Week - 6 - Alternative Visions

Lesson 21 - Queer Theory I

Lesson 22 - Queer Theory II

Lesson 23 - Postmodernism I

Lesson 24 - Postmodernism II

Week - 7 - Alternative Visions

Lesson 25 - Film Genre I

Lesson 26 - Film Genre II

Lesson 27 - Film Genre III

Lesson 28 - Film Genre IV

Week - 8 - Hindi Cinema

Lesson 29 - Early Cinema and the Studio Era I

Lesson 30 - Early Cinema and the Studio Era II

Lesson 31 - Cinema and the Nation I

Lesson 32 - Cinema and the Nation II

Week - 9 - Hindi Cinema

Lesson 33 - The Indian New-Wave I

Lesson 34 - The Indian New-Wave II

Lesson 35 - Globalization and Indian Cinema I

Lesson 36 - Globalization and Indian Cinema II

Week - 10 - Film Culture

Lesson 37 - Cinema and Audience I

Lesson 38 - Cinema and Audience II

Lesson 39 - Professional Practice I

Lesson 40 - Professional Practice II

Week - 11 - Proctored examination & Final Assessment



Taught by

Prof. Aysha Iqbal

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