Styles, genres, cultural movements of the international history of cinema. The course will start from the pre-cinema, considering the evolution of the instruments invented for the vision of “moving images”, initially for a private, then for a collective vision. Starting from the European films of the origin (in particular France, Italy, England, Germany and Denmark), we will follow the birth and development of American cinema and that of the major cinemas of the rest of the world. The main directors will be deepened during the lessons through the vision of film clips. At the beginning of the course, the various terminologies with which to analyze the films will be explained. The critical approach to film analysis will be a necessary tool during the lessons.