Filming Fiction: The Italian Experience (ITLN3679)


An examination of the relationship between Italian cinema and fiction. Do they speak a common language? Do they employ comparable techniques? Who copies whom? This unit investigates these and other questions by analysing the adaptation of selected contemporary Italian novels into film.

Further unit of study information


1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


Tutorial participation (10%), 1xOral Presentation (equivalent to 1500wds) (20%), Written assignments (equivalent to 2000wds) (30%), 1x2500wd final Essay (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

ITLN1612, or HSC Italian Beginners, HSC Italian Continuers



Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

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Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.