Notes on Breathless

Notes on Breathless - disconcerting for viewer-lots of long...

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Notes on A Movie (Bruce Conner, 1958) Notes on Breathless (Jean Luc Godard, 1959) A Movie: -clip show style -non sensical -music flows with energy of each scene -“Ended” multiple times…fascination with topless women -no story whatsoever Breathless -jump cuts show change in place/character -diagetic noise, him humming -camera seems to follow his eyeline -non-diagetic noise in score from car chase -score wipes out noise from actual occurrences -jump cut of him moving across room -unnecessary jump cuts? -many cuts emphasizing time and/or special displacement -camera movement slow and steady, with character movement….same direction, straight at camera,
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Unformatted text preview: disconcerting for viewer-lots of long tracking shots-close ups with little lighting shadows on face-jump cuts constant-actor constantly rubs his lip-characters out of frame during certain moments-jump cuts demonstrating time skip, no fades?-multiple jump cuts in a row demonstrating more time passing by (at lunch for example)-close up on photos, medium shots on people-close up through rolled up poster(her looking closer)-close ups during kiss, followed by extreme long shot, leads to completely new scene…-tracking shots denote movement by character with movement by camera-ends with close up….?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course ETS 154 taught by Professor Hallas during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.

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