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Department
Film Studies
Course
FILM 2202
Professor
Anna Blake
Semester
Fall

Description
Reality in Film Screen Reality = the principles of time, space, character behavior, and audiovisual design that film  makers organize in a film to create an ordered world on screen Fundamentals of Reality 1. Realism a. Ordinary fictional realism • The world on screen closely resembles the actual world • Clear, logical linear narrative structure b. Historical realism • Represent a time and place in the past of the actual world c. Documentary realism • Camera is used as an instrument of reportage in a documentary, transforming  actual events into stylistic cinema with “objective” • Direct Cinema = minimizes the filmmaker’s manipulations of the material • “Mockumentary”  ▯fake documentary 2. Expressionism = stylizes mode of screen reality in which filmmakers use visual distortion to  suggest emotional, social, or psychological disturbances a. German Cinema in the 1920s 3. Fantasy and the Fantastic = settings and subjects are d
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