FAVMKa090 Film criticism

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Ondřej Pavlík (lecturer)
PhDr. Jaromír Blažejovský, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
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 5. 10. 14:00–17:40 C34, Sat 19. 10. 14:00–17:40 C34, Sat 30. 11. 14:00–17:40 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 43 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/43, only registered: 0/43
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course on film criticism seeks to encompass both theory and practice. On the one hand, the course will introduce several different approaches to film criticism and types of critical writing, including theoretical thinking about criticism. On the other hand, students will hand in their or reviews and other kinds of critical texts that will test their skills of phrasing, argumentation or style. The aim of the course is to widen the students' knowledge of film criticism, its traditions and possibilities, and to improve their own writing.
Learning outcomes
After finishing this course, students will have been able to:
- be knowledgeable in various traditions of film criticism and their proponents
- express themselves in various genres of critical writing
  • Introduction to film criticism
  • Critical evaluation
  • Impressionistic criticism
  • Interpretation
  • Description
  • Review for a popular magazine
  • Review for a specialized revue
  • Newspaper review
  • Web review
    required literature
  • BLAŽEJOVSKÝ, Jaromír. Oko. srdce, mozek, pero a pěst. Emiprické poznámky před deštivou komnatou (Eye, Heart, Brain, Pen and Fist. Empirical Notes before the Rainy Room). Cinepur. Sdružení přátel Cinepuru, 2015, vol. 21, No 100, p. 62-64. ISSN 1213-516X. info
    not specified
  • CIESLAR, Jiří. Kočky na Atalantě. 1. vyd. V Praze: Akademie múzických umění, 2003. 572 s. ISBN 80-85883-89-9. info
  • BORDWELL, David. Making meaning : inference and rhetoric in the interpretation of cinema. 1st Harvard University Press. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1991. xvi, 334. ISBN 067454336X. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussion, watching films, homework
Assessment methods
Exam requirements: critical texts, summary of assigned literature, student's activity in the seminar
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: Kombinovaná forma: 16 hodin/semestr.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2021.
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