Film Studies 1020E Chapter Notes -German Expressionism

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Movie images have been valued for their beauty, realism, or ability to inspire wonder. Skill and money play a factor in how the image appears. Film images are prized bith for their accuracy in showing or presenting us with facts, as well as for how they interpret or represent those facts. A film image is designed to do both: To realistically and reliably show, or present, the visual truth of the subject matter. Represent it in order to obtain an emotional or intellectual response. The image as presentation reflects our beliet that film communicaties the details of the world realistically, even when showing us an unrealistic situations. Image can also have the instrumental power to influence or even determine the meaning of the evnts or people it protrays by re-presenting reality through the interpretive power of cinematography. This is an exercise of the power of visual stimuli.

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