{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

MASTER_STUDY_GUIDE

MASTER_STUDY_GUIDE - WEEK 6 Straw Dogs review Straw...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
WEEK 6: Straw Dogs review 10/12/2008 22:21:00 Straw Dogs (Sam Peckinpah, 1971) Film as Technology/Business/Entertainment/Art/Cultural Product — Week 1 Entertainment o Moments of extreme suspense and anxiety; build-up of emotions,  especially during rape scene and ending sequence; fast pace keeps  audience entertained Art o The film “stands the test of time” and relates to the inner workings of  the human mind and the violence men are capable of producing; not  made purely for entertainment; allows world to look in on itself and  reflect on true nature of man Cultural product o Made during the time of Vietnam War (violence), 4 students killed at  Kent State It wasn’t warmly received; banned in the UK because of  prolonged rape scene; violence created strong reactions as well Literary Design — Week 2 Plot is David and Amy’s new life in England and the events that soon unfold;  suggests that the story began when they met and that David is running away  from something o Plot duration: several weeks o Story duration: few years o Screen duration: 118 minutes (uncut version) Unrestricted narration/omniscient narration: we know that Amy was raped  while David does not Point-of-view shots offer perceptual subjectivity- we see through Amy’s eyes  at points in the rape scene Causal motivation: planting of info in advance of a scene The men putting the animal trap above fireplace; later used to kill Charlie Thematic structure Title “Straw Dogs” was taken writing of a Taoist philosopher Symbol- animals (cat, birds,…) might represent animal-like behavior in people Performance — Week 3
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Dustin Hoffman o Posture- slightly slouched o Minimal facial expressions except during the ending sequence when  his true emotions are finally revealed o Physicality: Voice: timid, quiet Body: walks lightly o Player’s importance- great o Type of player- star actor o Can play many different roles o Can be vulnerable (Straw Dogs) or aggressive (Hook) o Method actor- build performance from memory and perceptual  observation o Character’s relationship to setting- he doesn’t fit in; very American; not  liked by the 3 men working on the garage o Very passive; lets things go too easily; doesn’t want to take action Ex. When the cat is killed Ex. When Amy says the men were staring at her, he tells her  she should expect that if she isn’t wearing a bra (doesn’t stand  up for her) Visual Design/ Mise-en-sc è ne — Week 4 Setting- shot on location in England; countryside; away from the rest of the 
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern