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Introduction to Film Studies

NPTEL and Indian Institute of Technology Madras via YouTube

Overview

Instructor: Prof. Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras.

The objective of this course is to enable students to understand the language of cinema and to help them recognize significant film movements and theories as well as filmmakers who have shaped the course of world cinema, along with a reading of key cinematic texts.

Syllabus

Mod-01 Lec-02 Cinema & Semiotics.
Introduction to Film Studies.
mod01lec01-Course Overview - Part 1.
mod01lec02-Course Overview - Part 2.
mod01lec03-Cinema and Semiotics - Part 1.
mod01lec04-Cinema and Semiotics - Part 2.
mod01lec05-Cinema and Semiotics - Seven (1995) - Part 1.
mod01lec06-Cinema and Semotics - Seven (1995) - Part 2.
mod02lec07-Plot in Cinema - Part 1.
mod02lec08-Plot in Cinema - Part 2.
mod02lec09-Plot in CInema - 7 primary types of plot.
mod02lec10-Plot in Cinema - Conflict as a Plot Element.
mod02lec11-Character as a Plot Element - Part 1.
mod02lec12-Character as a Plot Element - Part 2.
mod03lec13-Editing in Cinema - (Montage, Jumpcut) - Part 1.
mod03lec14-Editing in Cinema - (Montage, Jumpcut) - Part 2.
mod03lec15-Realism in Cinema - Part 1.
mod03lec16-Realism in Cinema - Part 2.
mod03lec17-Colour: Theory and Practice - Part 1.
mod03lec18-Colour: Theory and Practice - Part 2.
mod04lec19-Intertextuality - Casablanca (1942) - Part 1.
mod04lec20-Intertextuality - Casablanca (1942) - Part 2.
mod04lec21-Intertextuality - Blade Runner (1982) - Part 1.
mod04lec22-Intertextuality - Blade Runner (1982) - Part 2.
mod04lec23-Intertextuality - The Matrix (1999) - Part 1.
mod04lec24-Intertextuality - The Matrix (1999) - Part 2.
mod05lec25-Cinema and Modernism - Part 1.
mod05lec26-Cinema and Modernism - Part 2.
mod05lec27-Cinema and Modernism - Part 3.
mod05lec28-Guest Lecture by Sudhish Kamath (Film Critic and Film Maker).
mod05lec29-The French Masters - Jean Renoir - Part 1.
mod05lec30-The French Masters - Jean Renoir - Part 2.
mod05lec31-The French Masters - Robert Bresson - Part 1.
mod05lec32-The French Masters - Robert Bresson - Part 2.
mod05lec33-The French Masters - Robert Bresson - Part 3.
mod06lec34-What is a Canon?.
mod06lec35-Canonical Text - Citizen Kane (1941) - Part 1.
mod06lec36-Canonical Text - Citizen Kane (1941) - Part 2.
mod06lec37-Canonical Text - The Godfather (1972/1974) Part 1.
mod06lec38-Canonical Text - The Godfather (1972/1974) Part 2.
mod06lec39-Canonical Text - The Godfather (1972/1974) Part 3.
mod06lec40-Canonical Text - The Godfather (1972/1974) Part 4.
mod07lec41-The Academy Awards Case Study - Part 1.
mod07lec42-The Academy Awards Case Study - Part 2.
mod07lec43-Classic Hollywood - Hay’s Code, Studio Years, Major Filmmakers - Part 1.
mod07lec44-Classic Hollywood - Hay’s Code, Studio Years, Major Filmmakers - Part 2.
mod07lec45-Classic Hollywood - Major Filmmakers, Melodrama - Part 1.
mod07lec46-Classic Hollywood - Major Filmmakers, Melodrama - Part 2.
mod07lec47-Classic Hollywood - Major Filmmakers, Melodrama - Part 3.
mod07lec48-Classic Hollywood - Major Filmmakers, Melodrama - Part 4.
mod08lec49-German Expressionism, Film Noir Case Study - Part 1.
mod08lec50-German Expressionism, Film Noir Case Study - Part 2.
mod08lec51-Stars as Icons, Case Study of the Stardom of James Dean and Fandoms - Part 1.
mod08lec52-Stars as Icons, Case Study of the Stardom of James Dean and Fandoms - Part 2.
mod08lec53-Cinema and the Counterculture Movement - Part 1.
mod08lec54-Cinema and the Counterculture Movement - Part 2.
mod09lec55-Italian Cinema - Part 1.
mod09lec56-Italian Cinema - Part 2.
mod09lec57-Japanese Cinema - Part 1.
mod09lec58-Japanese Cinema - Part 2.
mod09lec59-Auteur Theory in the USA - Part 1.
mod09lec60-Auteur Theory in the USA - Part 2.
mod09lec61-Auteur Theory in the USA - Part 3.
mod09lec62-Auteur Theory in the USA - Part 4.
mod10lec63-New Hollywood - Part 1.
mod10lec64-New Hollywood - Part 2.
mod10lec65-New Hollywood - Part 3.
mod10lec66-New Hollywood - Part 4.
mod10lec67-New Hollywood - Part 5.
mod10lec68-New Hollywood - Part 6.
mod11lec69-New Hollywood - Part 7.
mod11lec70-New Hollywood - Part 8.
mod11lec71-Cinema and Genres - Part 1.
mod11lec72-Cinema and Genres - Part 2.
mod11lec73-Cinema and Genres - Part 3.
mod11lec74-Cinema and Genres - Part 4.
mod12lec75-Postmodernism and Cinema - Part 1.
mod12lec76-Postmodernism and Cinema - Part 2.
mod12lec77-Postmodernism and Cinema - Part 3.
mod12lec78-Postmodernism and Cinema - Part 4.
mod12lec79-The Western - Part 1.
mod12lec80-The Western - Part 2.

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