ENGB70H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: French New Wave, Vittorio De Sica, Roberto Rossellini

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Midterm: 1 hour, 25%, multiple choice 10 points, short answer 15 points. Mis-en-scene: arrangement of the scene and stage like the setting or surrounding of an event or action. Walter is set as if at a dead end through the arrangement of the scene. Film noire and double indemnity has a connection with edward hopper painting where it shows characters in isolation. Walter presented as a struggle between good and evil through pull and push relationship with keyes and phyllis. Walter telling the story not derived from novella. High railing where phyllis is talking from symbolizes her being off limits; reinforces power of femme fatale. Anklet symbolizes phyllis being a gold digger making her way up the class ranks in the. Also have phyllis" shadow in a low lit style slowly reveals motive. The way the aesthetic of the film look supports the understanding of the film. Quentin tarantino uses continuity editing while using big name cast members.

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