Paris Cinema

Institut Catholique de Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Paris Cinema

  • Host University

    Institut Catholique de Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies, French Culture

  • Language Level

    High Beginning, Low Intermediate

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    36
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    1 / General objectives of the course:
    To better know Paris thanks to the cinematographic evocation of its districts through the gaze of varied filmmakers.
    Acquisition of a common vocabulary useful at this level of learning.
    Approach to a basic film grammar and vocabulary.

    2 / Pedagogical approach of the teacher:
    Excerpts from French films shot in Paris will make it possible to discover the capital.
    These films cover a large period: from the 20s to the present day.
    These extracts are short to allow a deep work.
    Will be discussed: "quality cinema", New Wave, comedy ...

    3 / Supports
    DVD, VHS, brochure.

    4 / Bibliographical references summary
    Data in class.

    5 / Evaluation:
    Three production notes:
    Note 1: work on a table
    Note 2: idem
    Note 3: idem
    Participation note: Attendance, initiative, responsiveness, relevance of interventions
    Each note takes into account knowledge and expression in French.
    Attendance at table controls is mandatory to obtain the certificate.


    6 / Attendance, punctuality
    MAXIMUM NUMBER OF UNJUSTIFIED ABSENCES: TWO
    Beyond that, neither the Certificate of Attendance nor the Certificate of Results can be awarded.
    In case of absence or delay, notify the teacher and the secretariat. Provide proof upon return to class. It is up to you to inquire (with the class delegate or a fellow) about the work done and the duties requested.


    PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE
    Theme/session
    1 "Pickpocket" and "L'argent" by Robert Bresson.
    Boulogne wood. The train station in Lyon. The Metro.
    2 "Bob Le Flambeur" and "Le cercle rouge" by Jean-Pierre Melville
    The Place Vendome. Pigalle
    3 "The Ripoux" by Claude Zidi
    Montmartre. The St Martin Canal
    4 "Le Corniaud" and "La grande vadrouille" by Gérard Oury
    The Opera Garnier. Sewers
    5 Released
    6 Test 1
    7 «Antoine et Colette» by François Truffaut
    The 18th. The new wave
    8 "Stolen Kisses" by François Truffaut
    New wave (continued)
    9 «Here is the time of the assassins» of Julien Duvivier
    Halls. »French quality»
    10 Test 2
    11 «Paris La Belle» by Pierre Prévert
    Various neighborhoods (1928-1958-2012). The Prevert brothers
    12 "Paris that sleeps" by René Clair
    Paris in 1923!
    13 Test 3
    14 Exit
    15 Surprise movie

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.