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Week 01 Notes - Lecture Notes 1/11/2007 2:29:00 PM During...

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Lecture Notes 11/01/2007 17:29:00 During the course of this class, we will deconstruct films and see how Hollywood has  influenced ideologies and themes to present what they see fit. Class will not be concerned with the intentions of the director because film is  a collective process. If you concentrate too much on the intentions of the filmmaker, you give that  person too much power. Film is a series of representations – not dealing with reality. Ex: still photograph of USC… you choose a symbol to represent USC as a  whole, like the Tommy Trojan statue Film can be discussed in different ways… Economically (business, box-office receipts) Artistically (composition, lighting, set design) Social and culture commentary o What do films tell us about the world and society we live in? o
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Week 01 Notes - Lecture Notes 1/11/2007 2:29:00 PM During...

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