What is the course about?
This course explores the immense influence of Buñuel’s films on World cinema. We will experience his visionary approach to filmmaking and storytelling by showing his brilliant and scandalous films.
What will we cover?
- Understand the Spanish Political and Historic Context in which Buñuel finds his original voice.
- Watch fragments from Buñuel’s most important films marking his unique trademark.
- Explore Buñuel notions of power, subversion and complex human relations.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- List the films that characterise Buñuel’s style -
Identify the aesthetics and themes of Buñuel’s filmography
-Contribute to the debate related to the political and cultural importance of Buñuel.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an `introductory` course and does not assume previous study or reading although you will need a good grasp
of English to keep up with the course. As with most humanities and cultural courses, an open mind and a
willingness to listen to and think about differing views is more important than specific levels of skills.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Tutor presentation, participant questions and comments, discussions and work on some film extracts and
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
A notebook and pen would be useful. The tutor will supply all other materials.
BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS: Dr. Óscar Salgado-Suárez teaches Spanish language and cultural courses at Birkbeck, University of London; Imperial College and City Lit. His cultural research interests are 20th and 21st Century Spanish and Latin American visual and literary representations with a focus on storytelling, affects and humour studies in relation to historiography, national identities and power formations.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please see other film studies classes under Humanities in the prospectus and under History, Culture and Writing on the website at www.citylit.ac.uk.
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See the course guide for term dates and further details