FilmAppreciation Notes2

FilmAppreciation Notes2 - Theatre 150 Film Board Notes The...

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Theatre 150 – Film Board Notes The Power of Film 0. Entertainment 1. Motivation 2. Reflection of life situations 3. Communication of emotion, ideas, and culture 4. Storytelling for the masses 5. Reflection on the human condition and society 6. A temporary escape from our reality Lasting aspects of Movies 7. Film captures time 8. Film imagery stays in our memory 9. Movies give us the illusion of experience 10. Film characters seek goals mirroring our own: security, love, wealth, joy, health, freedom and survival 11. Movies replay life scenes in idealized structure Creative Elements of Film 0. Images 1. Music 2. Editing 3. Lighting 4. Sound 5. Voice and Dialogue 6. Performance 7. Script - Creative writing Movies portray the lives of characters and their worlds 8. External elements 0. Physical traits 1. Friendships 2. Romantic relationships 3. Occupational life 4. Marital Status 5. Social/Class Status 6. Time and place of existence 0. Internal elements 7. Emotional traits 8. Attitude
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9. Coping ability 10. Mental strength 11. Spiritual strength 12. Personal ideologies 13. Desires 14. Fears Key themes for film stories 0. Survival 1. The desire for (or) loss and gain of money 2. The desire for (or) loss and gain of love 3. Loss and gain of power 4. Will we find our place in society? 5. Epiphany (realization of our true self) 6. There is higher meaning in life beyond our material concerns and this physical known world. Have the rules changed for filmmaking today?
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This note was uploaded on 03/14/2011 for the course THEA 150 taught by Professor Campolo during the Fall '10 term at Cerritos College.

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