Film Analysis – Anatomy of Film
Film analysis is the process by which a film is analysed in terms of visuals, sound, editing and narration. Analysing film helps us understand the effectiveness of filmmakers’ intentions and messages, as well as our own interpretations of the final visual product. Each topic will be illustrated by many film clips from different times and directors. The presentations will also be linked to films at Lumière Cinema: www.lumiere.nl.
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 various cultural centres.
This series is organised in cooperation with Lumière Cinema
The individual lectures
1. Moving Pictures, The Visual Code in Silent Films (27 Feb)
The Idle Class (1921), Charles Chaplin / Case Study: The Artist (2011), Michel Hazanavicius
2. Moving Pictures, The Visual Code in Sound Films (6 Mar)
Pure Cinema / Case Study: La Guerre du feu (1981), Jean-Jacques Annaud
3. Sound, The Audio Code (13 Mar)
l’Amour l’après-midi (1972), Eric Rohmer / Case Study: The Conversation (1974), Francis Ford Coppola
4. The Editing (20 Mar)
The Godfather (1972), Francis F. Coppola / Case Study: Cidade de Deus (2002), Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund
5. Narration, The Classical Plot (27 Mar)
High Noon (1952), Fred Zinnemann / Case Study: Strangers on a Train
Tuesday 27 February, and 6, 13, 20 and 27 March – 7.30 to 9.30 pm
Costs whole series
UM students €10
UM employees and students from other schools €25
This lecture series is fully booked. You can register here for the spare list.
About the speaker
Film Critic, Hasselt (B)