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Lecture 2

FS101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Dramatic Structure, Intertextuality, Self-Reference

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Department
Film Studies
Course Code
FS101
Professor
Philippa Gates
Lecture
2

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Film Studies
Lecture 2:!
Screwball Comedy!
& the Depression
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Film Anaylasis!
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What is the point to analyzing a film?!
- to interpret and articulate the meaning of the film !
- to evaluate the films artistic and cultural importance !
- to break a film down to component parts; this reveals how the film is put together !
- to understand how a director uses the components/ elements; to create mood and community
their vision to you !
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What to analyze:!
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1.) Style; visuals sounds !
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2.) Content; narrative character, theme !
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3.) Literary Aspects (same as novels) !
- narrative, charachters, setting, genre, theme, motifs/symbols !
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4.) Dramatic Aspects (same as theatre)!
- acting, costumes, makeup!
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5.) Cinematic Aspects (exclusive to film) !
- cameras angles, cinematography, sound, lighting !
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Central to Film Analysis!
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1.) Expectations !
- influence film makes choices !
- influence viewers experience !
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2.) Details
Filmmakers place meaning in the…!
- Theme: the central idea in the piece of art !
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- Motif: object is more than an object, it is symbolic. it connects to the times of the film and is
often times repeated !
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- Metaphor: implied comparisons made between two unlike things that are similar !
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