SG lecture series: Film Analysis – Anatomy of Film, in Jan – Feb 2020

Analysing films helps us understand the effectiveness of filmmakers’ intentions and messages, as well as our own interpretations of the final visual product. Each lecture is illustrated by film clips from different periods and by different directors.

When: Thursday 9, 16, and 23 January and 6 and 13 February, 19.30 – 21.30
Where: Lumière Cinema
Costs whole series: UM students €10, UM employees €25, others €50
Speaker: Karel Deburchgrave

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Karel Deburchgrave is the chairman of the Belgian film monthly Filmmagie and has worked as a film critic for various magazines. He teaches film at the film museums of Brussels, Antwerp and Louvain and gives film seminars for teachers at different cultural centres.

The individual lectures:

  1. Moving Pictures, The Visual Code in Silent Films (9 Jan)
    The Idle Class (1921), Charles Chaplin / Case Study: The Artist (2011), Michel Hazanavicius
  2. Moving Pictures, The Visual Code in Sound Films (16 Jan)
    Pure Cinema / Case Study: La Guerre du feu (1981), Jean-Jacques Annaud
  3. Sound, The Audio Code (23 Jan)
    l’Amour l’après-midi (1972), Eric Rohmer / Case Study: The Conversation (1974), Francis Ford Coppola 
  4. The Editing (6 Feb)
    The Godfather (1972), Francis F. Coppola / Case Study: Cidade de Deus (2002), Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund
  5. Narration, The Classical Plot (13 Feb)
    High Noon (1952), Fred Zinnemann / Case Study: Strangers on a Train (1951), Alfred Hitchcock

This series is organised in cooperation with Lumière.

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