Introduction to cinema
This course aims to introduce students to the aesthetic specificity of cinema by a variety of methodological means (technology, history, semiotics, stylistics). Using a wide range of genres and authors (from Méliès to Tarantino), it will provide the basics of cinematographic grammar.
Jacques AUMONT et alii, Aesthetics of film, Austin (USA), University of Texas Press, 1992.
André BAZIN, What is cinema ?, Los Angeles/London, University of California Press, 2004.
Raymond BELLOUR, The Analysis of Film, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2001.
Raphaëlle MOINE, Cinema Genre, Blackwell Publishing, 2008.