Nov 05 2009

Protected: Rushmore

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Nov 02 2009

Analysis of Bottle Rocket

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For this analysis, you must describe what you think are important elements and/or themes for Wes Anderson, the director of this film. You can focus on any aspects that grab your attention thinking along the lines of cinematic style and/or world view as expressed in the film’s themes, symbolism, etc. Watch both the short and [...]

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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

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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Aug 22 2009

Living in Oblivion

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Bonus Opportunity:
Post an analysis of Living in Oblivion. This 250-word posting is open topic, but should be analytical in nature– that is, with a clear thesis statement and a focused exploration of some aspect(s) of the film.

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Aug 18 2009

Mean Streets

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