Great Italian Cinema
What you can learn.
- Understand Italian cinematic style
- Understand verbal, visual, and visceral art forms
- Discuss films critically
About this course:
From the post-World War II Neorealismo period, which merged cinematic realism with a focus on glaring social problems and postwar poverty; to Fellini’s imitable cinematic style combining surreal carnival with incisive social critique; to the acclaimed films of present-day directors; Italian cinema has given us great cinema. In this course, we view some of the greatest Italian films and analyze how they use the verbal, visual, and visceral art form. Each Great Italian Cinema course will offer different films, none of which will be advertised ahead of time to ensure that the class is not affected by reviews and locked into preconceptions, but rather sees each with a fresh awareness.