Film Analysis – Anatomy of Film
Film analysis is the process by which a film is analysed in terms of its 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 of this lecture series is illustrated by many film clips from different periods and by different 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 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.
Thursday 9, 16, 23 January and 6 and 13 February – 19:30 to 21:30
Costs whole series
UM students €10
UM employees and students from other schools €25
You can register here for this lecture series.
About the lecturer
Film Critic, Hasselt (B)