Film Analysis and Narration Lecture Series Maastricht

Film analysis is the process by which a film is analysed in terms of its visuals, sound, editing and narration. Each session will be illustrated with film clips linked to a film programmed at Lumière Cinema Bassin 88, Maastricht.

The individual sessions

1. The Hollywood Model: Strangers on a train, 1951, Alfred Hitchcock / Case Study: Diarios de motocicleta (The Motorcycle Diaries), 2004, Walter Salles (18 Jan)

2. The Linear Plot, European versus American:  Spoorloos, 1988, George Sluizer / Case Study: The Vanishing, 1993, George Sluizer (25 Jan)

3. The Nonlinear Plot: Reservoir Dogs, 1992, Quentin Tarantino / Case Study: Happiness, 1998, Todd Solondz (8 Feb)

4. The Literary Adaptation: Wuthering Heights, 1939, William Wyler / Case Study: The Great Gatsby, 2013, Baz Luhrmann (15 Feb)

5. The Dream Structure: Belle de Jour, 1967, Luis Buñuel / Case Study: Dans la Maison, 2012, François Ozon (22 Feb) 


Wed 18 and 25 Jan, 8, 15 and 22 Feb  – 7.30 to 9.45 pm

About the Lecturer

Karel Deburchgrave is the chairman of the Belgian film monthly Filmmagie and has worked as a film critic for various Dutch and English magazines. He has been a member of the Signis Film Jury at the film festivals of Fribourg (2008), Karlovy Vary (2008), Festroia Portugal(2010), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (2011), Prix Italia Torino (2011), Hong Kong (2012), Montreal (2012), Berlin (2014) and Film Fest Washington DC (2015) 

Costs whole series

UM students €10

UM employees and students from other schools €25

Others €50



Geschreven door FILMMAGIE