CTCS 190 Study Guide

CTCS 190 Study Guide - Introduction 4 aspects of film: o...

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Introduction - 4 aspects of film: o technology o business o entertainment/arts o culture - 6 developments needed to reproduce the creation of motion on film: o persistence of vision o still photography o camera o film stock o printer o projector - 3 sides of the film business: o producer o distributor o exhibitor - 7 classical arts: dance, architecture, music, theatre, sculpture, literature, painting - The difference between entertainment and art: Art is an entertainment, but entertainment is not an art. Art is permanent and challenging, it deals with time Literary Design - The difference between originals and adaptations: Originals are first-creation. Created for the film Adaptations are novel, stageplay or article - 3 types of adaptations: o loose adaptation: copy the idea, not the characters or lines o faithful adaptation: copy most of the story, but make some changes—a man for all seasons o strict adaptation: copy exactly same lines, characters and other things - 4 types of scripts: o writer’s script o director script o published script o text script - Define the authorship dilemma Writer is not the author of the film When different groups of people film on the same story, everyone contributes to the story, but only the writer gets all the credits. - The difference between subject and theme: Subject is the topic of the film, what the film is about. The theme is the film’s attitude toward that subject, its interpretation of the subject, its beliefs with respect to the subject. EX: The subject of Two For the Road is marriage/relationships. The theme is that they take a lot of work and will test even the most dedicated couples - 7 literary determinations:
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o title o subject and theme o life, story, plot and narrative o dramatic structure and arrangement of action o narrative o point of view o motif - The difference between life, story, plot and narrative: plot+story=narrative life is more random`` Story is an artificial and organized life; further stylized and refined order version  story is plot—connection of time and space, cause and effect
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