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Explicit Violence - Communications 150 Announcements...

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Communications 150 April 15, 1999 Announcements: Lecture Notes: Continuation of April 13 notes: B. Explicit Violence o Filming violent scenes through slow motion photography forces the viewer to contemplate the brutality of the act o Use of violence justifies Vietnam War o In Bonnie and Clyde , the film leads us to believe that Clyde's sexual inadequacy leads him to violence o Police are considered evil, we identify with Bonnie and Clyde V. The Counter-culture B-Movie: Easy Rider (1969) Example of an exploitation film Draws upon conventions of European art film The film reduces the idea of the counterculture rebellion Classic line: "We blew it." --- the counterculture was destined to unravel A. The 360 Degree Shot o The shot lasts a long time o In Easy Rider , the shot plays against the grain of the narrative o The shot normally implies a sense of wholeness, unity o In this film, there was no unity, the kids will ultimately return to suburban life VI. The Backlash Against Feminism
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