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Feb 7
17:00 - 20:00
Leverhulme Lecture: Vito Zagarrio

This lecture will use Hollywood Cinema as a case study to define a theoretical method of film analysis. It will demonstrate how investigating clues in the mise-en-scène allows one to re-interpret the work of a particular director or period of film history, but how contemporary cinema poses a number of challenges for such a methodology. The lecture will start by considering some examples of film rhetoric, such as the single shot sequence and depth of field, in both classical Hollywood cinema and in the New-New Hollywood. It will then move on to consider the rhetoric of the gaze in auteurs such as Francis Ford Coppola and Stanley Kubrick. Finally, it will demonstrate how the use of intensified cinema in the New Millennium, makes such a traditional shot-by-shot analysis increasingly problematic. 

A second Leverhulme Lecture with Prof. Vito Zagarrio will take place on Wednesday 28th March 2018: A Certain Tendency of Italian Cinema: Filming Italy in the New Millennium, further details will follow.

This lecture was made possible by the award of a Visiting Professorship to the University of Kent by the Leverhulme Trust.


Keynes Lecture Theatre 2
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Contact: Lavinia Brydon
School of Arts


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