ENGB70H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Un Chien Andalou, Surrealism, Motion Picture Association Of America Film Rating System

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Avant garde film non narrative form of modernist cinema (chien andelou) Reaction collapse of social order post ww1. Alternate of realism- realism (cid:272)a(cid:374)"t represent art. Noticeable storytelling process (attention to how story is told) Exploration of interior subject life of characters. Notion of reason and rationality what guide intentions and motivation. Notions of morality and good taste were destroying the human imagination. Pure ps(cid:455)(cid:272)hi(cid:272) auto(cid:373)atis(cid:373) thought di(cid:272)tated i(cid:374) the a(cid:271)se(cid:374)(cid:272)e of a(cid:374)(cid:455) (cid:272)o(cid:374)trol e(cid:454)er(cid:272)ised (cid:271)(cid:455) reaso(cid:374), exempt from any aesthetic and moral concerns andre breton 1924. Trance film- subject in dream like state. Gives us broken violent view of world (exteriority) Public sphere- law, order, government: western (wilderness vs civilization, gangster (survival of the fittest vs rule of law) Private sphere- family, sexual relationship: romantic comedy (individual freedom vs commitment/family) Condensation- when an object, person, or event is loaded with social meaning: keyes (in double indemnity)

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