Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Blog Post IV for Saturday, 2/4/12

Please choose one of the first the French Impressionist films from class to write about:
(Ménilmontant , Mme. Bedeut, or ...Trois Faces)
Describe three specific instances of stylistic devices used by the filmmaker to represent the subjectivity/the emotional state/the point of view of the subject. (remember to include images of the film)

Screenings on Tuesday, January 31st, 2012:

The Narrative Avant Garde in France:
French Impressionism:

Germaine Dulac: La souriante Madame Beudet [The Smiling Madame Beudet] (1922)
Dimitri Kirsanoff: Ménilmontant (1926)
Jean Epstein : La Glace a Trois Faces [The mirror has three faces](1928)
Jean Epstein : Le Tempestaire (1947)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

BLOG POST III for Saturday, January 28th

There is no new reading assigned for this week, instead please intensify your focus on chapter 2 by defining the following:

Types of Meaning:
1. Referential Meaning
2. Explicit Meaning
3. Implicit Meaning
4. Symptomatic Meaning

Evaluation Criteria:
1. Coherence
2. Intensity of Effect
3. Complexity
4. Originality

Principles of Film Form:
1. Function
2. Similarity and Repetition
3. Difference and Variation
4. Development
5. Unity and Disunity

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

BLOG POST II for Saturday, January 21st

Please describe ways in which realistic representation has been distorted to suggest a mood or an emotional state in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Please find production stills or images from the film to accent your description.

Please read chapter 2 of Film Art: The Significance of Film Form for Tuesday, January 24th
Please also read the following definitions in your glossary (p.490):
establishing shot
screen direction
match on action

eyeline match
shot/reverse shot

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

BLOG POST I: Due Tuesday, January 17th

Your first post should be a minimum of 200 words discussing ways in which Chien Andalou differs from classical narrative film form.

Also you will need to read Chapter 1 in Film Art: An Introduction By David Bordwell and Kristen Thompson.