Exchange students may attend this module in either Semester 1 or Semester 2.
The module will offer students an introduction to the historical development of European cinema. One semester will focus on the development of film technology, considering key stages such as silent film, the advent of sound, the role of studios and the development of colour film. The other semester will focus on ‘Moments and movements’, and it will address selected issues including political cinema, auteur cinema, gender issues and the phenomenon of historical cinema. The course topics will be linked to a set of key films, which will be screened and form the subject for seminar discussion.