1-What is cinema? Introduction and basic concepts.
1.1-Ways of understanding Cinema. Industry, Technology, Culture, Aesthetic.
1.2-Film Modes and Film Worlds: Documentary, Experimental and Fiction.
1.3-Development of film theories.
1.4-Film studies as a discipline.
1.5-Keywords to study cinema: auteurs, stars, genres, audiences.
2.1-The problem of realism: the ontology of the photgraphic image.
2.2-Digital realisms: from frame to pixel.
2.3-Film's vindications: auteur cinema and Third Cinema. Art and Politics.
3-Aesthetic perspectives and textual analysis.
3.1-Textual passion and film as a language: formalism, semiotics, structuralism and post-structuralism.
3.3-Neo-formalism and cognitivism.
4-Identity politics, cultural studies and reception theories.
4.1-Feminism and post-feminism.
4.3-Multiculturalism and race theory.
4.4-Ecocritique and ecocinema.
4.3-Visionary pleasures and popular culture. Reception and fandom.