How to Understand Cinema
We will teach you how to watch movies like a film critic and analyze scripts, editing, genres, the composition of the frame, camerawork, and the director’s signature tools.
20 essential films to help you
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Online whenever you want it
Price
$49 USD
Duration: 16 hours
How to Understand Cinema
We will teach you how to watch movies like a film critic and analyze scripts, editing, genres, the composition of the frame, camerawork, and the director’s signature tools.
20 essential films to help you
Unlimited access
Online whenever you want it
Price
$49 USD
Duration: 16 hours
What is this course about?
Everyone watches movies, but what do film critics pay most attention to? Why are some movies considered masterpieces by the professional community, whereas others are deemed hollow?

In this course, you will acquire an informed approach to cinema using the example of 20 key films from different eras. This way, you will trace the development of cinema and master the most important skills for analyzing any movie.
What is the format of the course?
Full HD video
format
High-quality
sound
16 hours of the most useful information
Real emotions and charismatic lecturers
Presentation with detailed description and illustrations
Tests for self-assessment after each lecture
Who is this course for?
Everyone who loves cinema
We will show you how to pass the amateur stage and start watching movies through the eyes of a professional.
People who study art, literature, and philosophy
We will teach you to understand the nuances of cinema as an art.
Future and working journalists
We will tell you about the main laws of cinema, about genres and the significant directors.
What will you learn?
1.
Understand the films that changed the history of cinema;
2.
Identify the main editing techniques and understand why and when they are used;
3.
Distinguish between different genres and know how they evolved and why they intermingle;
4.
The laws of drama in cinema, when they are obeyed and when they are violated (and why);
Learn innovative techniques that once were a breakthrough but have now become all too familiar;
5.
Understand how scripts work and why some stories and characters become iconic.
6.
1. The Formation of Cinema
Battleship Potemkin, 1925
Metropolis, 1926
City Lights, 1931
Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, 1937
2. Immortal Classics
Citizen Kane, 1941
The Maltese Falcon, 1941
Seven Samurai,1954
Vertigo, 1958
3. Novators and Revolutioners
La Dolce Vita, 1960
Breathless, 1960
The Graduate, 1967
2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968
4. New Hollywood
The Godfather, 1972
Taxi Driver, 1976
Blade Runner, 1982
Pulp Fiction, 1995
5. Indie Cinema and Blockbusters
The Shawshank Redemption, 1994
Titanic, 1997
No Country for Old Men, 2007
Inception, 2010
Program of the course
Showing how cinema works on the example of 20 masterpieces
Bonus lectures
Quentin Tarantino: the Story of Success
Stanley Kubrick: the Iconic Director of the 20th Century
Lars von Trier: Eros and Thanatos
Program of the course
1. The Formation of Cinema
Battleship Potemkin 1925
Metropolis 1926
City Lights 1931
Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs 1937
Showing how cinema works on the example of 20 masterpieces
Full program
2. Immortal Classics
Citizen Kane 1941
The Maltese Falcon 1941
Seven Samurai 1954
Vertigo 1958
3. Novators and Revolutioners
La Dolce Vita 1960
Breathless 1960
The Graduate 1967
2001: A Space Odyssey 1968
4. New Hollywood
The Godfather 1972
Taxi Driver 1976
Blade Runner 1982
Pulp Fiction 1995
5. Indie Cinema and Blockbusters
The Shawshank Redemption 1994
Titanic 1997
No Country for Old Men 2007
Inception 2010
Quentin Tarantino: the Story of Success (release date: 19.08.2021)
Stanley Kubrick: the Iconic Director of the 20th Century (release date: 18.08.2021)
Lars von Trier: Eros and Thanatos (release date: 18.08.2021)
Bonus lectures
Who created this course
Our actor
Sam Jackson
Why are lectures delivered by actors?

More often than not, specialists who are over the moon when writing their papers and doing their research do not feel enthusiastic about delivering their ideas and texts in front of a camera. This understanding influenced our decision to invite actors who feel comfortable and confident when being filmed. The expertise of our authors ensures high-quality content, whereas the professionalism of our actors buoys up its appeal to the audience.
Author
Elizabeth Fandorina
This specialist has created the text and notes of the lectures by using recent scientific literature.
Philosopher, film critic
Editor
Nelli Kundryukova
Art historian, PhD student in art history
The editor has made the text of the lecture more coherent, structured, and easy to follow.
English editor
This person proofreads the translation and makes sure the definitions used in the lecture are accurate.
Alex Vanbroke
Translators
We are sure that education should have no frontiers. This accounts for our decision to translate our lectures into different languages. Thus, you can learn what you are interested in no matter where you are.
Anna Durden
Anastasia Grace
Sound director
Alex Dekar
John Cosgrove
Video editor
The sound director is responsible for the excellent quality of sound and video.
Thanks to the video editor, you can listen to the lecturer and follow the presentation
which boosts your understanding of the information delivered by the speaker.
Course price
$49 USD
FOR A COURSE
You will be granted unlimited access to the course in your account
After completing the course, you will get a certificate
It confirms that you have fully completed the curriculum
About the project
“Art for Introvert” is one of the biggest educational projects in Europe. Our main goal is to make art, psychology, and science understandable and accessible to everyone.
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Lecture reviews

This course and your lecturers impressed me so much that I just can’t stop thinking about it all day! I love people who are enthusiastic, immersed in the subject, committed and who share their knowledge with great pleasure. They provide an opportunity to analyze everything and draw conclusions after everything you hear and see! The course is wonderful! Dear Introverts, you are great! Thank you for what you are doing. Thanks for allowing us to fill our everyday lives with new emotions and knowledge.
Lilly Oulson
In my opinion, “Art for Introvert” is the best lecture hall where you can be fully immeresed in art. I've watched a lot of lectures and courses about art, but Art for Introvert is the best. Thanks to these classes, I finally sorted out the history of art!
At the lectures I received all the answers to my questions about art and painting! Listening to the course is very exciting, it is impossible to just stop doing it! Art for Introvert - you are the best !!
Samantha Lewis
Finished watching the course on art. I wanted to get some structured information on this topic for a long time. This is the best course I have ever come across! I have been searching for high-quality materials on art history for a very long time, but this course completely sorted all of my knowledge out. Thank you very much!
Philip Mallbrow
I've completed the course "Become an expert in the history of art". Amazing format. The presentation of the material was so fascinating that 24 hours just got away. I thank the lecture hall for this opportunity to have used the time constructively, having watched such interesting and enjoyable lectures. They actually provide a lot of information, which is varied and new, but you don’t feel tired afterwards and there is no confusion in the head. I now have a desire to definitely listen to wonderful courses on fashion and architecture!
Susan Ross
This course and your lecturers impressed me so much that I just can’t stop thinking about it all day! I love people who are enthusiastic, immersed in the subject, committed and who share their knowledge with great pleasure. They provide an opportunity to analyze everything and draw conclusions after everything you hear and see! The course is wonderful! Dear Introverts, you are great! Thank you for what you are doing. Thanks for allowing us to fill our everyday lives with new emotions and knowledge.
Lilly Oulson
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In my opinion, “Art for Introvert” is the best lecture hall where you can be fully immeresed in art. I've watched a lot of lectures and courses about art, but Art for Introvert is the best. Thanks to these classes, I finally sorted out the history of art!
At the lectures I received all the answers to my questions about art and painting! Listening to the course is very exciting, it is impossible to just stop doing it! Art for Introvert - you are the best !!
Samantha Lewis
Finished watching the course on art. I wanted to get some structured information on this topic for a long time. This is the best course I have ever come across! I have been searching for high-quality materials on art history for a very long time, but this course completely sorted all of my knowledge out. Thank you very much!
Philip Mallbrow
I've completed the course "Become an expert in the history of art". Amazing format. The presentation of the material was so fascinating that 24 hours just got away. I thank the lecture hall for this opportunity to have used the time constructively, having watched such interesting and enjoyable lectures. They actually provide a lot of information, which is varied and new, but you don’t feel tired afterwards and there is no confusion in the head. I now have a desire to definitely listen to wonderful courses on fashion and architecture!
Susan Ross
FAQ
What is the best way to take this course?
We recommend that you listen to all the lectures one by one to get a full picture. But, of course, you can also start from the part that interests you most.
Is there any time limit for taking this course?
There is none. Watch the course at your own pace.
Can I re-watch lectures after completing the course?
Sure! You have perpetual access to the entire course – and can return to it anytime.
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