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Film Studies: Course Outline (BMSO1T032)

The course has been designed to study the films in a critical manner.

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Key Concepts in Film Studies:

Examine key concepts and approaches that are relevant to the study of film, primarily to develop the skills needed for film analysis by looking at aspects of film form such as esthetics, editing, cinematography and sound.

Film Classification

Film Sub Genres:-

  •  Biopics ‚Äč
  • Courtroom Drama
  • Mystery
  • Film Noir
  • Fantasy
  • Super Natural 
  • Sporting
  • Romance
  • Melodrama

Other Genres:-

Film History

Introduction to key turning points in Film History from the technological, industrial and formats point of view from 1890 to-date.

Modern World Cinemas

Continuation of film history. It introduces students to the most important cinematic developments of the second part of the twentieth century (such as, among others,  New German cinema, New Latin American cinema, New Hollywood, New African cinema, etc) and provides exposure to the work of some of the most important filmmakers of the world.

Greatest Film Plot Twists Film Spoilers and Surprise Endings:

Describing how movie surprises in the movie-going experience, such as discovering films that have cunning plot twists, a shocking surprise ending, a surprise revelation about a particular character, or some other unknown or unsuspected narrative element. Explain set of films with the greatest movie twists.

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Best Film Speeches and Monologist

Familiarize student with good and bad examples of film monolog  and speeches. As these speeches are normally delivered orally and directed at an audience of three or more people, although there can be exceptions, such as voice-over narration. Students need to identify the clips from the film to understand why filmmaker uses this method.

Movie Title Screens

Develop understanding of the initial titles, usually projected at the beginning of a film, and following the logos of the film studio. As they reflect the time period or era of the film, the mood or design of the film.

European Cinema, Russian Cinema comparative analysis of American and Europe and Russian Cinema

Asian Cinema

  • Iranian
  • Indian
  • Afghanistan
  • Korean
  • Chinese

Model of Film Analysis

  • Production
  • Content
  • Reception

Text and Textual Analysis

  • Defining Textual Analysis
  • Textual Feature of Film


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