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Introduction to Film Studies

FILM 1502 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Giancarlo Esposito, Danny Aiello, Joie Lee

Do the Right Thing (1989, written and directed by Spike Lee, DP was Ernest Dickerson, edited by Barry Alexander Brown, music by Bill Lee) Dramatic character study with comedic undertones about socio-economic and racial ...

Film Studies
FILM 1502
Tiel Lundy
FILM 1502 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Douglas Rain, Match Cut, Auteur Theory

2001 as the best evidence of Kubrick as an auteur Consider the following: - Critical and popular reception upon release in 1968 - Technical and formal aspects - Relevance in popular culture and film ...

Film Studies
FILM 1502
Tiel Lundy
FILM 1502 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Jean-Luc Godard, Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson

The auteur theory - auteur as the French word for author; commonly recognized as the director Rise of the recognition of film as an art form following World War II and the export of American film to postwar Europe Orig...

Film Studies
FILM 1502
Tiel Lundy
FILM 1502 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Errol Morris, Experimental Film, Shallow Focus

Documentary as a nonfiction film that presents real people and events Borrows various techniques from conventional narrative film (although almost every film has a narrative of some sort, as proven during the experimental ...

Film Studies
FILM 1502
Tiel Lundy
FILM 1502 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Errol Morris, Homicide, Vignetting

The Thin Blue Line (1988, written and directed by Errol Morris, music by Philip Glass, edited by Paul Barnes) Documentary about the wrongful imprisonment of Randall Adams for the murder of Dallas police officer Robert ...

Film Studies
FILM 1502
Tiel Lundy
FILM 1502 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Keir Dullea, Space Odyssey, Gary Lockwood

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, written and directed by Stanley Kubrick, sound by Winston Ryder) Science fiction adventure film about evolution and the limits of human technology Considered one of the greatest films of al...

Film Studies
FILM 1502
Tiel Lundy
FILM 1502 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Un Chien Andalou, Mise-En-Scène

Surrealist movement as a historical and political movement between 1925 and 1932 Based on Freuds psychological theories of the unconscious Purpose of surrealism as a visual representation of unconscious states of mind ...

Film Studies
FILM 1502
Tiel Lundy
FILM 1502 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Max Von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, William Friedkin

The Exorcist (1973, dir. William Friedkin) Adaptation of a novel about the possession of a girl by a demonic entity Rooted in the conventions of the horror genre; formal features produce scariness Use of boundary viola...

Film Studies
FILM 1502
Tiel Lundy
FILM 1502 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Fernando Meirelles, Alice Braga, Knife Sharpening

City of God (2002, dir. Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund) Brazilian crime drama with elements of a coming of age story Shot on-location in Rio de Janeiro with mostly real people from the favela, giving the film a degr...

Film Studies
FILM 1502
Tiel Lundy
FILM 1502 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Final Girl, Nuclear Family

Iconography as narrative and visual coding resulting from the repetition of a popular film story In the case of the horror genre, this includes stinger chords/tri-tones (musical motifs), the use of darkness and the sett...

Film Studies
FILM 1502
Tiel Lundy
FILM 1502 Lecture 1: Experimental and Avant-Garde Film Screening Notes

Section 1 - Reveries: Meshes of the Afternoon (1943, dir. Maya Deren, DP Alexander Hammid, Music by Teji Ito) Maya Deren as an influential experimental filmmaker Rhythmic qualities of her work influenced by her dancing car...

Film Studies
FILM 1502
Tiel Lundy
FILM 1502 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

Jaws (1975, directed by Steven Spielberg, edited by Verna Fields, DP was Bill Butler) Blends elements of action and horror films with character drama Origin of the summer blockbuster in its marketing and promotion (in addi...

Film Studies
FILM 1502
Tiel Lundy
FILM 1502 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker, Jeremy Renner

The Hurt Locker (2008, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, edited by Bob Murawski and Chris Innis, written by Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal) Small budget war film which was creatively shot in Jordan on 16mm film (used to cut c...

Film Studies
FILM 1502
Tiel Lundy
FILM 1502 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Mise-En-Scène, Neo-Noir, Naomi Watts

Mulholland Drive (2001, directed and written by David Lynch) Neo-noir thriller; accompanied by nihilistic Lynchian mystique Main Characters - Actors: Betty/Diane - Naomi Watts Rita/Camilla - Laura Harring Lack of ...

Film Studies
FILM 1502
Tiel Lundy

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