Film Analysis and Narration
Film analysis is the process by which a film is analysed in terms of its visuals, sound, editing and narration. Analysing film will help us understand the effectiveness of the intentions and messages of filmmakers and our own interpretations of films. Each session will be illustrated with film clips linked to a film programmed at Lumière Cinema.
Karel Deburchgrave is the chairman of the Belgian film monthly Filmmagie and has worked as a film critic for various Dutch and English magazines. He teaches film at the film museums of Brussels, Antwerp and Louvain.
The individual sessions
1. The Hollywood Model: Strangers on a train, 1951, Alfred Hitchcock / Case Study: Diarios de motocicleta (The Motorcycle Diaries), 2004, Walter Salles (18 Jan)
2. The Linear Plot, European versus American: Spoorloos, 1988, George Sluizer / Case Study: The Vanishing, 1993, George Sluizer (25 Jan)
3. The Nonlinear Plot: Reservoir Dogs, 1992, Quentin Tarantino / Case Study: Happiness, 1998, Todd Solondz (8 Feb)
4. The Literary Adaptation: Wuthering Heights, 1939, William Wyler / Case Study: The Great Gatsby, 2013, Baz Luhrmann (15 Feb)
5. The Dream Structure: Belle de Jour, 1967, Luis Buñuel / Case Study: Dans la Maison, 2012, François Ozon (22 Feb)
Wed 18 and 25 Jan, 8, 15 and 22 Feb – 7.30 to 9.45 pm
Costs whole series
UM students €10
UM employees and students from other schools €25
About the Lecturer
Film Critic, Hasselt, (B)
This lecture series is fully booked.
You can register for the standby list here
This series is organised in cooperation with Lumière Cinema.