1-What is cinema? Introduction and basic concepts.
1.1-Ways of understanding Cinema. Industry, Institution, Culture, Aesthetic.
1.2-Film Modes and Worlds: Documentary, Experimental and Fiction.
1.3-Development of film theories.
1.4-Film studies as a discipline.
2-Realism and auteur cinema.
2.1-The problem of realism: Aristarco, Bazin, Kracauer.
2.2-New realisms: from frame to pixel.
2.3-Film's vindications: auteur cinema and Third Cinema. Art and Politics.
3-Formalism and textual analysis.
3.1-Russian Formalism: Vertov, Eisenstein.
3.2-Textual passion and film as a language: semiotics and structuralism.
3.3-The post-stucturalist reform.
4-Identity politics and reception theories.
4.1-Feminism and gender studies.
4.2-Cultural studies, multicultural phenomena.
4.3-Visionary pleasures. Reception and fandom.