Communication and Media Studies

Film Theory and Criticism(CTV329)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
CTV329 Film Theory and Criticism 5 2 2 2 2 6
Prerequisites
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction French
Course Type
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) Ayşe TOY PAR atoy@gsu.edu.tr (Email)
Assistant
Objective Aim of this course is to gain knowledge about necessary theoretical
base, improvement process of various theories and their practices for
the students who will specialize in any field of film industry.

In addition, to teach valid theories about film critique that is usually
a determining element of production and evaluation process of a
film and to provide a base about application of critique against
various channels are also included in the aims of this course.
Content Week 1. Cinema and film researches as a scientific field:
interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and distinctive fields

Week 2. Realism and theorizing

Week 3. Sociology theories

Week 4.Cinema, history, culture: Annales School and historical film
reading approaches

Week 5. Semiological approaches

Week 6. Psychology, psychoanalysis and cinema

Week 7. Gender paradigm and feminist film theories

Week 8. Reception theories

Week 9. Film criticism: definitions, styles, fields

Week 10. Applying film theories to criticism

Week 11. National cinemas: film criticism as a national indicator

Week 12. Modern criticism theories: “Auteuriste” critics; formalist
and aesthetic approaches

Week 13. Genre criticism

Week 14. Political criticism
Course Learning Outcomes Students

- have the basic theoretical knowledge to do a scientific research in
the field of cinema and to work in this field
a. describe the relations between cinema field and other
social sciences and disciplines
b. know various film theories, their original
characteristics and classify them
- applies various film theories
a.apply theoretical approaches in film production /
development process
b.know researches done from the viewpoint of different
theories
-evaluate film criticism theoretically
a.analyse a film criticism in the context of theoretical
approaches.
b.evaluate and classify film criticism in terms of target
group and channel.
c.compare different film criticisms about a film.
write a film criticism.
Teaching and Learning Methods
References CASSETTI Francesco, Les théories du cinéma depuis 1945, Nathan
Cinéma, Paris, Paris, 1999
FERRO Marc, Cinéma et Histoire, gallimard, Folio Histoire, Paris,
1993
E. VANOYE et alii, le Cinéma, Nathan, Paris, 1998
ÖZDEN Zafer, Film Eleştirisi, AFA Sinema, İstanbul, 2000
CORRIGAN Timothy, Film Eleştirisi Elkitabı, Dipnot Yayınları,
Ankara, 2007
René PREDAL, LA Critique de cinéma, A.Colin 128, Paris, 2004
Marco BELLOCHIO et alii, Nouveaux cinémas, nouvelles critiques,
petite Anthologie des Cahiers du cinéma, Paris, 2001
Jean-Michel FRDODON, La Critique de cinéma, Cahiers du
cinéma, Petits Cahiers, 2008
Joel MAGNY, Le point de vue, Cahiers du cinéma, Les petits
Cahiers, 2001
AUMONT Jacques, Les théories des cinéastes, Armand Colin
Cinéma, Paris, 2005
SMELIK Anneke, Feminist Sinema ve Film Teorisi. Ve Ayna
Çatladı, Agora Kitaplığı, İstanbul, 2008
DÖNMEZ-COLIN Gönül, Kadın, İslam ve Sinema, Agora Kitaplığ
İstanbul, 2006
ÖZTÜRK S.Ruken, Sinemanın “Dişil” Yüzü, OM Sinema, İstanbul
2004
ÖZTÜRK S.Ruken, Sinemada Kadın Olmak, Alan Yayıncılık,
İstanbul, 2000
BAKIR Burak, Sinema ve Psikanaliz, Hayalet Kitap. Sinema ve
Eleştiri, İstanbul, 2008
GENÇÖZ Faruk, PSİnema, HYB Yayıncılık, Ankara, 2007
VISY Gilles, Films Cultes – Culte du Film, EPU, Audiovisuel et
cinéma / Cinéma, Paris, 2005
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 Cinema and film researches as a scientific field: interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and distinctive fields
2 Realism and theorizing
3 Sociology theories
4 Cinema, history, culture: Annales School and historical film reading approaches
5 Semiological approaches
6 Psychology, psychoanalysis and cinema
7 Gender paradigm and feminist film theories
8 Reception theories
9 Film criticism: definitions, styles, fields
10 Applying film theories to criticism
11 National cinemas: film criticism as a national indicator
12 Modern criticism theories: “Auteuriste” critics; formalist and aesthetic approaches
13 Genre criticism
14 Political criticism
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 2 40
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 1 60
Toplam 3 100
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 1 10
Presentation 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 30
Project 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Other Applications 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0
Reports 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Other 0 0
Toplam 2 40
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Effective Turkish written and verbal communication skill, X
2 Advanced foreign language knowledge in at least two foreign languages X
3 X
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 1 28 28
Working Hours out of Class 1 28 28
Assignments 0 0 0
Presentation 0 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 9 9
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 1 20 20
Quiz 0 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0 0
Reports 0 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
Total Workload 85
Total Workload / 25 3,40
Credits ECTS 3
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