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DCUL 1235A - Film Scene Analysis

Type d'enseignement : Workshop

Semester : Autumn and Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

Cinema is a language with images and sounds. The goal of this workshop is to give students a closer acquaintance of the grammar of filmmaking, and its evolution throughout history. With the study of one film per decade from today to the early age of cinema, the course will take a twelve-step journey backward through the history of cinema and its various territories.


MARANDIN, Nathanaël J. (Film Director)

Pedagogical format

At the end of the course, the student is expected - to be able to analyse a scene of a film, - to understand the specificity of film language - to have a better understanding of the history of cinema. Each class will begin with the screening of a scene. One student has prepared an analysis of the sequence and presents it to the class. All students have watched the film before the session. The analysis is then discussed within the class and the movie is then placed in its context and becomes the support for a study of a stage of cinema history.

Course validation

To validate the course, the student is expected to watch one film prior to each session, make one oral presentation of a scene determined at the beginning of the semester and to actively participate during the analysis in class.