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Final Questions for film paper

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Final Questions 1. a. Graphic Relations i.- in continuous editing; graphic relations consist of creating a clear graphic relations and clear transitions, and emphasis thematic relationship over space and/or time. Example for continuous editing would be Psycho (Hitchcock1960). ii. During discontinuous editing, there is clash between mise-en-scène and cinematography. An example of discontinuous editing would be Touch of Evil (Orson Wells 1956) . iii. Depending on if the editing was continuous or discontinuous, it could leave the audience trying to figure out how the film is being portrayed to them and if certain things presented during the film are important to the films plot and story. b. Rhythmic Relations i. Rhythmic Relations consists of creating a rhythm for a movie. Scenes can be edited to be short to emphasize the climax when the scene is longer ii. It has an affect when an audience is watching, it may cause them to feel anxiety while watching because they are unable to figure out what happens next and during that time, it also creates excitement and suspense for the film overall. iii. An example of Rhythmic Relations is in the film The Birds (Hitchcock 1963) the shots during the scenes where the birds are attacking the humans are short but emphasized heavily to make the climax of the film more important because that scene is longer than any of the previous scenes. c. Spatial Relations i. Spatial Relations consists of creating a sense of space in the mind of the viewer. When a scene is limited by the height, width, and depth of the film frame during that shot. ii. During the time that the other shots are placed, the audience gets a sense of the overall space in which the characters are moving shifts and expands. iii. This is the most powerful effects of film editing. In Boy’s Don’t Cry (1999; editor Lee Percy) through a short sequence of tightly framed shots we see cars dangerously passing one another on a rural highway, a trailer park, the character played by Hilary Swank getting her hair cut like a boy’s, the exterior of a skating rink, and then Hilary Swanks character introducing herself as “Brandon” to a female binde date. These introduce the space clearly, tightly, and unambiguously. These shots also introduce characters, mood, and conflict. d. Temporal Relations
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i. This consists of a plot being presented in a fragmented, out-of-order fashion that we as viewers must reshuffle in order to make sense of the underlying story. ii. Depending whether or not the editing is done well and the audience can play close attention to the story, some audiences might find the necessary “thinking” annoying while some might find it fascinating and intriguing. iii. A great example would be Memento (Christopher Nolan 2000) because it shows the entire movie backwards. The events that lead up to what happened in the previous scene is shown after, just like rewinding a movie.
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