1 - History of cinema: scientific basis and previous devices. Elements of cinematographic language. How to analyze a film.
2 - Origins of Spanish cinema. The pioneers. Singularities. The context of Spain at the turn of the XIX and XX centuries.
3 - The Spanish film industry until the advent of the talkies. Influence of American cinema.
4 - The avant-garde cinema: the surrealism. Luis Buñuel.
5 - The first sound films. Cinema in the 30s. Historic context. The cinema in the II Republic and Civil War.
6 - The film at the beginning of the Franco's Regime: propaganda and censorship.
7 - Cinema in the 50s: Main genres. Historic context.
8 - Renewal: Salamanca talks (1955) and the Spanish neorealism. Characteristics of its cinematic language.
9 - The 60s: The new Spanish cinema and the school of Barcelona. International productions: Bronston and spaghetti westerns.
10 - Cinema at the end of the Franco's Regime. Musical comedy and "landismo". Historic context. Metaphorical film.
11 - Trends in Spanish cinema during the Transition Period (1975-1982) .
12 - Cinema in democracy and postmodernism. Miró Law and its consequences. Pedro Almodóvar.
13 - International consolidation of Spanish cinema: Alejandro Amenábar.
14 - Auteur cinema: Gracia Querejeta, Álex de la Iglesia and other directors of their generation.
The current Spanish cinema and its challenges.
15 - Cartoon movies, series and documentaries. Festivals.