Teaching workshop

A.Y. 2019/2020
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The "Eat with the Eyes" workshop aims to address the relationship between cinema and food. The course consists of ten meetings on a weekly basis and aims to highlight the means, modalities and features that the big screen has been served through the food system.
The workshop offers an initial panorama to show how food has been the protagonist in cinema since the dawn of this industry, as it punctuated the very short films of the beginnings in the years of Lumiére and of Méliès, in order to be in the foreground even in silent pictures. After the introduction, the cycle of lessons will be articulated on a thematic basis, trying to address - subject by subject - the very different areas in which food enters, capable of being a common denominator of both dramatic works, comedies, funny or sentimental films such as fantasy or dictatorship, up to the present day.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge: The course aims to provide students with skills regarding the history and issues related to food in cinema in Italy and other countries, with particular reference to the technical and cultural aspects.
Skills: Ability to analyze with advanced methodologies specific areas of the film industry.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
The laboratory provides the theoretical and practical bases for the evaluation of the various aspects relating to food in modern and contemporary cinema.
Prerequisites for admission
No prerequisites requested.
Teaching methods
Each lesson includes a first part of a frontal lecture, partly made up of the vision of film clips, followed by a second part of interaction with the students. Attendance is compulsory (it is possible not to attend one lesson out of ten).
Teaching Resources
Paper and audiovisual materials relating to the various topics will be provided.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final evaluation is based on participation in the class activities and on the quality of the products made by the students.
No grade is given, since this is a workshop.
- University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours