Realism&Formalism

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Modes of Representation: Realism and Formalism The manner in which a piece of art is rendered, conceived, and executed and how that rendering enters into its meaning METHOD physical means by which you represent something ATTITUDE OF MIND intention, what you want to represent Not always a cut and dry distinction 2 modes of Representation: Realism and Formalism Films can gives us objective or subjective depictions of reality Each mode has a manner of representation techniques—what is the attitude in mind Realism: attempts one to one correlation on actual and accurately depicting reality (as it is in reality)—a tree=tree Just because it’s realist mode, it does not always portray accurately Though you are in a realist mode, is it accurate? No, because subjectivity still enters in What is behind the realist world? Why Realism? o Because they’re interested in relative truth o Realist will always see a man in relation to society o Realist always will be critical—he wants to be accurate because there are things
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2010 for the course CTCS 190 taught by Professor Casper during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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