Oct 03 2011

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The second in the Cinémathèque’s series of lectures examines film history via genre, taking in everything from noir to comedy via musical and fantasy.

Last year’s history of cinema in 10 lessons examined the seventh art decade by decade. This time around the emphasis shifts to genres, but the Cinémathèque is still, quite rightly, pitching its series of lectures and screenings as “the fastest way to become the smartest cinephile on earth”. The new series is entitled Du mélo au western spaghetti.

Its programme, in conjunction with the University of Luxembourg, features talks by some of the most respected professors of film studies in Europe and beyond. It opens on October 24 with a general lecture on genres by University of Iowa cinema professor Rick Altman and a screening of Roger Donaldson’s Cocktail starring Tom Cruise (preceded by one of the very first genre films, 1903’s The Great Train Robbery). Most of the lectures are in French, but relatively easy to follow and the film screenings are always in original language.

The series proper begins later in October with a look at film noir and a screening of Orson Welles’ classic Touch of Evil. Then, generally on the final Monday of each month through until July next year the series examines melodrama, the biopic, musicals, spaghetti westerns, adventure films, comedy, fantasy, political films and animation.

Each lecture includes a break with finger food and a drink plus a screening of a pertinent feature film. Season tickets, for one or two people, are available from the Cinémathèque–they are likely to sell fast.

Starting October 24

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SOURCE: http://delano.lu

The second in the Cinémathèque’s series of lectures examines film history via genre, taking in everything from noir to comedy via musical and fantasy.

Last year’s history of cinema in 10 lessons examined the seventh art decade by decade. This time around the emphasis shifts to genres, but the Cinémathèque is still, quite rightly, pitching its series of lectures and screenings as “the fastest way to become the smartest cinephile on earth”. The new series is entitled Du mélo au western spaghetti.

Its programme, in conjunction with the University of Luxembourg, features talks by some of the most respected professors of film studies in Europe and beyond. It opens on October 24 with a general lecture on genres by University of Iowa cinema professor Rick Altman and a screening of Roger Donaldson’s Cocktail starring Tom Cruise (preceded by one of the very first genre films, 1903’s The Great Train Robbery). Most of the lectures are in French, but relatively easy to follow and the film screenings are always in original language.

The series proper begins later in October with a look at film noir and a screening of Orson Welles’ classic Touch of Evil. Then, generally on the final Monday of each month through until July next year the series examines melodrama, the biopic, musicals, spaghetti westerns, adventure films, comedy, fantasy, political films and animation.

Each lecture includes a break with finger food and a drink plus a screening of a pertinent feature film. Season tickets, for one or two people, are available from the Cinémathèque–they are likely to sell fast.

Starting October 24

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