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Nov. 12 Modernism European renaissance-modernism (20 th century movement) felt in American film o Experimentation o Pure-exploding formula/notion of genre Eg straw dogs o Only contours Modermism began at turn of century in Europe-influenced all art forms o E.g. representational painting abstract Modernism resurfaces in film post WWII Europe o Examples in film reader Reaches US by 60s +70s, effect on genre is pronounced 2 tenets of modernism o content-every work self conscious questioning of social/moral values o form-every work self consciously plays around with formal systems story- o protagonist on an exploration o in world, but not going on with world o investigates values/structures (join or move on) o world=heterogenous, many truths; not absolute; complex vs homogenous (classical) o embodies situation ethics (serves good of people involved-mutual reciprocity) vs natural law ethic o no extrinsic meaning (absurd), chance vs. cause + effect o god is silent, alienation o
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  • Fall '09
  • Casper
  • Self-awareness, representational paintingabstract Modernism, vs natural law, self-reflexivity-concsciousness/ formal characterstics

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