Interpretation of Film Notes 9-19-07

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Interpretation of Film Notes 9-19-07 GLADIATOR Temporal Ellipsis- Day/Night….weather….physical appearance (beard, wound, etc)…. Spacial Displacement- Continuity of screen direction- appears to be traveling right to left, always facing same direction -head on shot allows for change of screen direction -extreme long shot of character and horse to close up of horse’s hooves…allows next shot to be in a different location -Metonym- part that stands for the whole. The hooves stand for progress, urgency, and speed -dramatic score, plus editing gives an even higher sense of urgency Once he realizes he fails: -music changes (different register), associate with his interior mind. -framing reveals ONLY burned corpse’s feet -uses dissolves, jump cuts -he is in traumatic shock and grief, has a massive wound, and is tired from his journey, so we are unaware of laps of time between finding dead wife and being captured. -discontinuous, fast cuts, unsure of where we are, what we are doing because he is going through that as
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