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FIL2001 Midterm 1 Study Guide Films, Lectures for Weeks 2-5, Textbook Chapters 2, 4, 3, 7 Films* The Hunger Games Whiplash Hedwig and the Angry Inch Moonlight *For the midterm, you won’t be asked interpretive/analytical questions about these films but rather questions based on your familiarity with their stories, characters, and events. Lectures for Weeks 2-5: You should be familiar with the major topics and terms from lectures weeks 2-5, including the key points made about film clips that were screened and discussed substantively. In other words, we won’t ask you to recall minor points made or every example we screened, just the most significant ones. If we covered something that was also in the textbook, that’s a good sign that it might be on the midterm. Textbook Chapters Chapter 02 Principles of Film Form Film Form - Mise-en-scène is comprised of what design elements? everything we see in every shot: every object, every person, everything about their surroundings, and how each of these components is arranged, illuminated, and moved around. Form and Content - What is content? Subject matter - What is form? The style used to convey subject matter; how it is presented - What are the tools and techniques of cinematic language (or form)? Form and Expectations - What is a MacGuffin? An object, document, or secret within a story that is vitally important to the characters and thus motivates their actions and the conflict but is less significant to the overall narrative than expected Patterns - How does the opening of Terrance Malik’s The New World establish a pattern? How does it break that pattern? Fundamentals of Film Form Movies Manipulate Space and Time in Unique Ways -
- How do movies use space and time to create an illusion to the audience? Movies that manipulate time: Boyhood, Victoria, Happy Death Day, Dunkirk, Wonder Woman, The Killer Realism, Antirealism, and Formalism - What is formalism? An approach to style and storytelling that values conspicuously expressive form over the unobtrusive form associated with realism. Highly stylized and distinctive camera work, editing, and lighting to convey sensational stories set in embellished or imaginary settings. - Which filmmaker(s) established an approach to content known as realism? Auguste and Louis Lumière, director Ryan Coogler - Which filmmaker(s) established an approach to content known as antirealism? - What does antirealism display an interest in? It considers the viewer’s perception as a starting point to expand upon or even purposefully subvert.

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