Film Style and Form 1

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Kód Zakončení Kredity Rozsah Jazyk výuky Semestr
311FSF1 zkouška 3 2 hodiny výuky týdně (45 minut), 57 až 72 hodin domácí příprava anglicky zimní

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Jméno vyučujícího (jména vyučujících)



The course will focus on the film style and form (FALL 2022: mise-en-scène, cinematography, editing; SPRING 2023: sound, narration) partly based on the readings of the book Film Art: An Introduction by David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson. We will discuss the means of film style and form and how they present themselves in a dozen of films from various epochs and countries. Disclosure of possible meanings and interpretation of them is the aim of the course.

During the sessions will be screened short extracts illustrating particular topics. Also, the students will watch the films in their entirety on their own. The discussions in which we can exchange the ideas and experiences are the important part of each lesson. Students should ask anything that is not clear enough, bring their own ideas and participate actively in the whole course.

NB “Film Form and Style” will be open also in Spring 2023, however, the focus of Spring term will be on sound and narration, therefore, the students may take the class both terms.

Výsledky učení

By the end of the course students will:

-adopt stylistic aspects of mise-en-scene in the history of world cinema

-describe the means of film style and form and how they present themselves

-interpret possible meanings of films or short extracts seen during the lectures

Předpoklady a další požadavky



Required Reading:

AMOS, Jonathan, MACHLISS, Paul ('Baby Driver' film editors): 'Every aspect integrated to the music' (video) Available at

BORDWELL, David, THOMPSON, Kristin. Film Art. An Introduction. (International Edition.) McGraw-Hill, 2010.

BURCH, Noel: Theory of Film Practice. Princeton University Press 1981, pp. 17 – 31.

CUNNINGHAM, Stuart. “The Magnificent Ambersons, deep space, the long take and psychological representation,” Continuum: The Australian Journal of Media & Culture.

5, no. 2 (1992). Available at:

DEROO, Rebecca J. „Unhappily ever after: visual irony and feminist strategy in Agnes Varda's Le Bonheur ,“ Studies in French Cinema 8, no. 3 (September 2008), pp. 189-209.

HAERI, Shahla., Sacred Canopy: Love and Sex under the Veil. Iranian Studies 42, no. 1, 2009, pp. 113-126.

HANICH,Julian “Complex Staging. The Hidden Dimensions of Roy Andersson’s Aesthetics,” Movie – A Journal of Film Criticism 5, 2014, pp. 37 – 50.

HARPOLE, Charles H., “Ideological and Technological Determinism in Deep Space Cinema Images: Issues in Ideology, Technological History and Aesthetics.” Film Quarterly 33, no. 3 (Spring 1980), pp. 11-22.

HENDERSON, Brian. Toward a non-bourgeois camera style. In Movies and Methods ed. by Bill Nichols. University of California Press 1976 (vol. 1), pp. 422–438.

NAREMORE, James. Acting in Cinema. University of California Press 1992, pp. 131–156.

PLACE,Janey – PETERSON, Lowell. Some Visual Motifs of Film Noir. In Movies and Methods. Ed. by Bill Nichols. California: University of California Press, 1976 (vol. 1), pp. 325–338.

OCKMAN, Joan. Architecture in a mode of distraction: Eight takes on Jacques Tati’s Playtime. In Architecture and film, ed. by Mark Lamster, Princeton Architectural Press, 2000, pp. 171-196.

SCHWARZER, Mitchell. The consuming landscape: Architecture in the films of Michelangelo Antonioni. In Architecture and film, ed. by Mark Lamster, Princeton Architectural Press, 2000, pp. 197–215.

TURNER, George. The Astonishing Images of I am Cuba. In: American Cinematographer, July 1995, pp. 77–82.

Hodnoticí metody a kritéria

The final grade will be calculated as follows: Class Attendance and Participation (25%); presentation (25%); midterm essay (25%); final test (25%)



Další informace

Předmět je součástí nabídky volitelných předmětů fakulty

Rozvrh na zimní semestr 2023/2024:

místnost 107
Učebna 1 (FAMU)

(Lažanský palác)
(přednášková par. 1)

Datum Den Čas Vyučující Místo Poznámky Č. paralelky
Út 14:50–16:25 Petra DOMINKOVÁ Učebna 1 (FAMU)
Lažanský palác
přednášková par. 1

Rozvrh na letní semestr 2023/2024:

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