Reading Film 06/01/2011 13:32:00
Globalization and the Blockbuster
Film industry practices and econ tend to determine stylistic and
thematic concerns in contemp US cinema.
1. We consider some of the commercial concerns that inform contemp
film makers practices in the globalising US film industry
2. We consider the limitations places by theses practices on the range
of possible meanings that film audiences globally may access when
decoding blockbuster hits.
o Lighting (direction, quality, colour, cource) setting and props,
performance, costume and make-up
o Camera angles, camerea distance, camera, movement camera tech,
camera focus, framinig, off screen space and on screen space, duration
o Types of shot transitions, rhythm, graphic relations, spatial relations
(180 degree rule, Kuleshov effect ect)
o Dialouge/speech and the human voice, music, sound effects/ noise,
silence, pitch, volume, timbre etc.
Ex. 2012, the grocery store scene
o The cornyness of the “I think there something pulling us apart”
o Danger music of the slow earth crack thing, also the noises (use
of silence in a disaster movie)
o Nuclear family
o Hating the new boyfriend already from his comme