11.26.07 - h) Formalism: method of analysis that considers...

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11/26/07 Film Notes Matt Remter Film Studies Tasha Oren 1) Reactions: reading and writing about a film a) Altruism: the idea that movies are the creative responsibility of a single individual b) Reception theory: focuses on how different kinds of audiences regard different kinds of films c) Verisimilitude: the sense of “having the quality of truth” d) Concepts of specificity: address the characteristics of the medium as such or the inner workings of a specific film e) Comparative methods: study films in relation to other films in set categories such as auteur films and genre films f) Ontology: a logical starting point, for any other questions can be derived from the “what is….?” Question. g) Form: the configuration of its specific parts
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Unformatted text preview: h) Formalism: method of analysis that considers a films form or structure to be primary i) Code: Essientally a rule and it structures a particular act of communication. j) Film authorship: the means that we understand a film as bearing the creative imprint of one individual , usually the director, whether or not it is considered a great work of art k) Metteur-en-scene: a label that conveyed technical competence without a strong individual vision. l) Cinephilia: a love for the cinema m) Structuralism: an approach to linguistics and anthropology that looks for common structures rather than originality n) Intertextuality: one text depends on the other texts for its full meaning...
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