Film Analysis and Narration
Film analysis is the process in which a film is analysed in terms of the visual, the sound, the 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 programmed at Lumière Cinema (keep an eye on our website for the titles).
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 (13 Mar)
2. The Linear Plot, European vs American: Spoorloos, 1988, George Sluizer / Case Study: The Vanishing, 1993, George Sluizer (20 Mar)
3. The Nonlinear Plot: Reservoir Dogs, 1992, Quentin Tarantino / Case Study: Citizen Kane, 1941, Orson Welles (27 March)
4. The Literary Adaptation: Wuthering Heights, 1939, William Wyler / Case Study: The Great Gatsby, 2013, Baz Luhrmann (10 Apr)
5. The Dream Structure: Belle de Jour, 1967, Luis Buñuel / Case Study: Dans la Maison, 2012, François Ozon (17 Apr)
Wednesday 13, 20 and 27 March, 10 and 17 April – 19:30 to 21:45
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
Chairman of the Belgian film monthly Filmmagie, film critic, teacher