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THE DRIFTS OF MODERNITY. FROM CLASSIC TO MODERN FILM. PERCEPTIONS, AWAKENINGS AND ECHOES OF THE NEW CINEMA TRENDS OF MODERNITY (1950-1980)

22 October 2014 - 20 May 2015

THE DRIFTS OF MODERNITY. FROM CLASSIC TO MODERN FILM. PERCEPTIONS, AWAKENINGS AND ECHOES OF THE NEW CINEMA TRENDS OF MODERNITY (1950-1980)

This course offers an overview on the revolution caused by the new cinema trends of the nineteen-sixties, their perceptions in the fifties and their subsequent echoes during the seventies. What took place was a revolution that challenged classical cinema and marked the beginning of modernity; in the words of Domènec Font it represented ‘a genuine upheaval within the structure we refer to as History of Art.’

Far from considering modernity as the mastering or updating of classicism, this course will show that it is not possible to understand these two concepts as if they were watertight, separated or isolated compartments. On the contrary, classicism and modernity overlap and reinforce each other, and it is impossible to understand the discoveries and revolutions of one without the drifts and fissures of the other. For, as someone once said, modernity has to preserve a secret link with classicism in order for it not to simply survive as an element of the fashion game.

The course combines themed and cross-curricular sessions with other monographic sessions devoted to the main film directors from the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties. During the sessions, key scenes will be screened to analyse the most representative films from this crucial period in the history of cinema.

 

PROGRAMME

I. INTUITIONS


22 October: Old and New: From Classicism to Modernity
29 October: Intuitions on the Modernity of the European Cinema of the nineteen-fifties
5 November: Free Radicals: Robert Bresson
19 November: Free Radicals: Ingmar Bergman
26 November: Roberto Rossellini and the Italian Neorealism
3 December: Free Radicals: Orson Welles
17 December: Free Radicals: Stanley Kubrick
21 January: The New American Cinema of Jonas Mekas, Stan Brakhage and Maya Deren


II. AWAKENINGS

NOUVELLE VAGUE: LA RIVE DROITE (THE RIGHT BANK)
28 January: The Nouvelle Vague and the Authors' Policy
4 February: Jean-Luc Godard
11 February: François Truffaut
25 February: Eric Rohmer

NOUVELLE VAGUE: LA RIVE GAUCHE (THE LEFT BANK)
4 March: Alain Resnais
11 March: Agnès Varda
18 March: Chris Marker

ITALY
25 March: Michelangelo Antonioni
8 April: Pier Paolo Pasolini


III. ECHOES


15 April: The Post-Nouvelle Vague Generation: Jean Eustache, Maurice Pialat and Philippe Garrel
22 April: New Hollywood I: European Modernity Lands in Hollywood
29 April: New Hollywood II: The ‘Movie Brats’ (Spielberg, Coppola, Lucas...) and the Birth of the Modern Blockbuster
6 May: Martin Scorsese
13 May: Francis Ford Coppola
20 May: The Legacy of European Modernity in Contemporary Asian Cinema


José Manuel López holds a Bachelors Degree in Advertising and a PhD in Audiovisual Communication. In 2004 he founded the online cinema magazine Tren de sombras and he is currently a member of the editorial board for the magazine Caimán Cuadernos de cine. Since 2012 he collaborates with MARCO, in Vigo, teaching cinema courses. He participated as a dialogue writer for the fourth and fifth seasons of the TV series Matalobos. In 2008 he coordinated the book Naomi Kawase. El cine en el umbral for the International Cinema Festival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He also participated in group books such as Elegías íntimas. El cine visto por los cineastas (Documenta Madrid) or Paul Schrader. El cineasta frente a los tiempos (Seminci, Valladolid Cinema Festival). He has collaborated in specialised films like Secuencias, Blogs&Docs, Transit or Nosferatu and with DVD film distributors that include Intermedio or Cameo.

 

DIRECTED BY: José Manuel López

COORDINATED BY
: Virginia Villar

AUDIENCE
: Teachers, students and everyone interested in the proposed theme.

SEATS: 250

HOURS: from 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm

REGISTRATION: The registration period opens on 22 July and ends on 22 October 2014. Those interested in taking the course can register through the CGAC's web page or by sending an email to cgac.educacion@xunta.es. In both cases they must specify their full name, education, their area of interest or work, an email address or contact telephone number.

Once the application has been accepted, applicants will be notified and informed on how to proceed with payment.

REGISTRATION FEE: Early bird registration (from 22 July to 30 September 2014): 70 € / Standard registration (from 22 October 2014): 80 € / Cineclube Compostela Members registration: 65 €

CERTIFICATION: Students registered for any of the degrees offered by the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) may apply for the acknowledgement of 1 credit for participating in this course, co-organised by the Vicerectory for Students, Culture and Continuing Education.

Furthermore, the course is acknowledged as a permanent teacher training course (34 hours) by the Regional Ministry for Culture, Education and University Planning.

Those interested in obtaining credit and an academic certificate for the course must attend at least 85% of the sessions.

For futher information you are welcome to call us on (+34) 981 546 602 / 619.

This course was organised with the collaboration of Cineclube de Compostela and the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC).

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Ph.: (+34) 981 546 619
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