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Cinematography Theory 1

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Kód Zakončení Kredity Rozsah Jazyk výuky Semestr
304ECINT1 ZK 1 2/T anglicky zimní
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Výsledky učení dané vzdělávací složky:

Studenti si osvojí stylistické aspekty mizanscény (mise-en-scene) v dějinách světové kinematografie.

Forma studia:


Předpoklady a další požadavky:


Obsah kurzu:

The spring term will focus 1/ on sound, often neglected aspect of film style, and 2/ on narration. During the sessions students will watch films in their entirety and short extracts illustrating particular topics. Discussion is important part of each lesson. Mutual exchange of ideas and artistic experiences enables the students to gain as much inspiration as possible. Students should ask anything that is not clear enough, bring their own ideas and participate actively in the whole course. (The course partially covers the topics for CDM final exam.)

Doporučená nebo povinná literatura:


Bordwell, David, and Kristin Thompson. Film Art. An Introduction. McGraw-Hill, 2010. 78-101, 269-298.

Bordwell, David. „Mutual Friends and Chronologies of Chance.“ Poetics of Cinema. New York and London: Routledge, 2008. 189-250.

Branigan, Edward. „The Point of View Shot.“ Movies and Methods, vol. II. Ed. by Bill Nichols. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1985. 672-691.

Brickman, Barbara Jane. „Coming of Age in the 1970s: Revision, Fantasy, and Rage in the Teen-Girl Badlands.“ Camera Obscura 22:66 (September 2007), 24-59.

Browne, Nick. „The Spectator-in-the-Text: The Rhetoric of Stagecoach.“ Film Quarterly 29.2 (Winter 1975-76): 26-38. (see http://faculty.washington.edu/cbehler/glossary/browneSpec.html)

Coyle, Rebecca. „Point of Audition. Sound and Music in Cloverfield.“ Science Fiction Film and Television 3:2 (2010), 217-238.

Hexel, Vasco. „The use of dance music and the synergy of narrative vehicles in Run Lola Run.“ The Soundtrack 3.2, 83-96.

Koizumi, Kyoko. „Creative Soundtrack Expression. Tôru Takemitsu?s Score for Kwaidan.“ Genre, Music, and Sound: Terror Tracks: Music, Sound, and Horror Cinema. Ed. by Philip Hayward. London: Equinox Publishing Ltd., 2009. 88-100.

Kozloff, Sarah. Invisible Storytellers: Voice-Over Narration in American Fiction Film. University of California Press, 1989. 41-102.

Kozloff, Sarah. Overhearing Film Dialogue. Ewing, NJ: University of California Press, 2000. 33-63, 235-266.

Nardelli, Matilde. „Some reflections on Antonioni, sound, and the silence of La Notte.“ The Soundtrack 3:1 (2010), 11-23.

Hodnoticí metody a kritéria:

Mid-term essay: 1 000 words

Due date: 28 March 2014

Students themselves will choose the topic for the paper. Papers have to be typed. Due date is not flexible. If a student must request an extension, she/he has to do it before the paper is due. All sources (films, books, articles, interviews, websites etc) have to be cited: any time student quotes or paraphrases someone else?s work she/he has to give her/him credit, otherwise it is understood as plagiarism, that is unaceptable and will cause student?s failing from the assignmnet and may lead to failing from the overall course as well.

Final essay:

Students will write in class essay about the short film(s) that will be shown on the spot. That is, the film will be shown and students will write a paper in the class, immediately after the screening. The focus should be on sound and/or narration.

Grading will be based on three aspects:

Midterm Essay: 33.3%

Final Essay: 33.3%

Participation in discussion: 33.3%

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Detailed syllabus available upon request in FAMU International office.

1. (February 12)

Sound: Introduction

2.(February 19)

The Functions of Dialogue in Narrative Film

3.(February 26)

Dialogue in Melodrama

4.(March 5)

Dance Music

5.(March 12)

Musique concr?te

6.(March 19)

Noise and silence

7.(March 26)

Point of Audition

8.(April 2)

Narration: Introduction

9. (April 9)

Point of View

10. (April 16)

Spectator in the Text

11. (April 23)

Network Narratives

12. (April 30)

Voice-over narration: First-person narrator

13. (May 7)

Voice-over narration: Third-person narrator

14. (May 14)

Final exam: in class essay.

Další informace:
Předmět je součástí nabídky volitelných předmětů fakulty
Rozvrh na zimní semestr 2017/2018:
místnost 230
Sborovna KK

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(přednášková par. 1)

Datum Den Čas Vyučující Místo Poznámky Č. paralelky
Čt 17:20–18:55 Petra DOMINKOVÁ Sborovna KK
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