Archive for September, 2009

Sep 29 2009

Announcements

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A few announcements:

The Assignments page in the blog has been updated and you have the details for both Essay #1 and Essay #2 (so you can start planning). Essay #1 is due on Tuesday, October 13.
The reading for Tuesday, October 6 is available in the Course Documents site. Here’s a link.
The Midterm Exam will be [...]

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Sep 29 2009

Analysis of Sound in “Gas, Food, Lodging”

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For this posting, you must analyze the use of sound in Allison Anders’ debut film Gas, Food, Lodging. Focus on a scene or group of scene and analyze the use, design, function, and/or  purpose of sound in the film. The screening checklist in page 311 may be useful. Your initial 250-word posting is due [...]

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Sep 22 2009

Protected: Analysis of Editing in Clerks

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Sep 15 2009

Protected: Analysis of Acting in “Reservoir Dogs”

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Sep 09 2009

Cinematography in “She’s Gotta Have It”

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For this posting you must analyze a shot, sequence of shots, scene, or cinematographic pattern in Spike Lee’s film “She’s Gotta Have It.” While the language of mise-en-scene is relevant to this analysis, you should focus on cinematographic elements, such as choices in film stock, implied proximity, camera angle, camera movement, lighting, and so on. [...]

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Sep 04 2009

Ratings and Comments

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Folks, please feel free to comment, review, or informally discuss the films, via the forum or by commenting on a posting. Also, Google Video gives you the ability to rate a video– and I’d love to see how the class rates the films.

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Sep 04 2009

Slacker

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Your assignments for Thursday, Sept. 10 are:

Reach Chapter 5 (Cinematography) of Looking at Movies.
Watch Slacker. There is no mandatory posting associated with this film, but feel free to discuss it and analyze it by commenting on this posting.

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