FAVKh007 Cinema in the occupied Europe, 1939-1945

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Pavel Skopal, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Pavel Skopal, Ph.D.
Department of Film Studies and Audiovisual Culture – Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Film Studies and Audiovisual Culture – Faculty of Arts
Sat 4. 3. 9:00–12:40 C34, Sat 1. 4. 9:00–12:40 C34
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 69 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 4/69, only registered: 0/69
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to provide students with concrete historical knowledge about similarities and differences in reaction of film industry and audiences to occupation or about the role and stability of film industry practices and national traditions. Students will be introduced to theoretical concepts, methodology and research sources. While providing an overview of the cinema production in the occupied European countries, the lecture will mostly focus on the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.
Learning outcomes
Students will get acquainted with current researches on film industry and film culture during the WWII, as well as with the methodological tools and research principles of comparative research, global and local history or oral history.
  • 1. Introduction to the course
  • 2. Reorganisation of the film industry under Nazis
  • 3. Plans for Europe - coordination of European film industry
  • 4. Cinema production in the occupied countries
  • 5. Historical actors I (Goebbels, Glessgen, Söhnel, Havel, Greven ad.)
  • 6. Historical actors II
  • 7. Film stars I. (Rökk, Söderbaum, Rühmann, Albers, Baarová etc.)
  • 8. Film stars II.
  • 9. Distribution and exhibition in the occupied countries
  • 10. Reception and popularity in the occupied countries
  • 11. Genre production
  • 12. Film press and promotion
  • 13. Nonfictional genres, animation
    required literature
  • https://is.muni.cz/auth/do/phil/Pracoviste/UFAK/fav286/index.html
    not specified
  • Roel Vande Winkel – David Welch (eds.): Cinema and the Swastika. The International Expansion of Third Reich Cinema. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
  • SKOPAL, Pavel and Roel VANDE WINKEL. Film Professionals in Nazi-Occupied Europe. Mediation Between the National-Socialist Cultural "New Order" and Local Structures. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. 274 pp. ISBN 978-3-030-61633-5. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-61634-2. 2021. URL info
Teaching methods
Lecture, discussion.
Assessment methods
A short test proving knowledge of a movie assigned for watching (24 points)
Final test – 76 points
The minimum for passing the course: 60 points
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught once in three years.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: Kombinovaná forma: 16 hodin/semestr.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021.
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