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Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Film Theory


A retrospective analysis of the main historical moments, theoretical currents, aesthetic movements, authors and films that compose the stories of cinema and their ideas.


Audiovisual and Multimedia Communication

Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS

| Semestral | 4

Year | Type of course unit | Language

1 |Mandatory |Português



Recommended complementary curricular units

History of Art

Professional Internship



1- Cinema nomenclature and impression of reality
2- Archeology of cinema: Lumière and Méliès
3- Image and movement
4- Sound perception
5- The French theoretical school and Soviet cinema
6- The views of German Expressinonism: aesthetics, social and political history
7- Hollywood cinema: the industrial dimension and major genres
8- The realistic theory: Sigmund Kracauer and André Bazin
9- Neo-realism: Roberto Rossellini and Italian cinema
10- The Theoretical Filmmakers
11- Portuguese Cinema: Manoel de Oliveira, António Reis / Margarida Cordeiro, Pedro Costa


Acquisition of knowledge about history, aesthetics and cinema theory in the Western context, so that the student can develop a grounded perspective on the mass languages that use the moving image and other approaches to the same subject.

Teaching methodologies and assessment


Essentially theoretical classes will be developed with an explanation of each point of the program, supported by watching films in class and in the exercise of analyzing and writing critical texts.


GRILO, João Mário, As Lições de Cinema, Lisboa, Edições Colibri, 2008

BRESSON, Robert, Notes sur le Cinematographe, Paris, Gallimard, 2008

BAZIN, André, O que é o cinema?, Lisboa, Livros Horizonte, 1993      

MORIN, Edgar, Cinema ou o Homem Imaginário, Lisboa, Relógio d'Água, 1997

CASETTI, Francesco, Les Thérories du Cinéma depuis 1945, Paris, Editions Nathan/Armand Collin, 1999

AUMONT, Jacques, Les théories des Cinéastes, Paris, Editions Nathan/Armand Collin, 2008

MITRY, Jean, Esthétique et Psychologie du Cinéma, Paris, Les Éditions du Cerf, 2001

METZ, Christian, A significação no cinema, São Paulo, Editora Perspectiva, 1972

CHION, La voix au cinéma, Paris, Editions de l¿Étoile, 1982



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