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FIL 1000 Ses - This film contains disturbing imagery and content How are the “rules” governing filmic reality bent and/or the artifice of

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Fall 2010 VAB 132 GOSHORN
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While Annie Hall (1977) employs obvious self-conscious techniques – animation, split-screen, direct address to camera, subtitles – to acknowledge the storytelling process, today’s film is far subtler. Today’s film employs exaggeration and irony to reveal the artifice of its classically constructed surfaces. Director David Lynch relies on the restorative three-act form to drive the story of Blue Velvet (1986), but the film’s loaded imagery with multiple meanings reveals the limitations of that structure.
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Makes highly experimental films which feature a uniquely bizarre approach to narrative tone and structure, and explore the darker, hidden mysteries beneath ordinary surfaces. Key films: Eraserhead (1977), The Elephant Man (1980), Wild at Heart (1990), Mulholland Drive (2001)
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We’ll watch how Lynch merges excess and traditional small-town iconography in Blue Velvet (1986), a cult classic for which he was nominated as Best Director.
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Unformatted text preview: This film contains disturbing imagery and content. How are the “rules” governing filmic reality bent and/or the artifice of storytelling acknowledged? How do the night scenes in contrast to those set during the day? How are the visual metaphors of the opening sequence and “inciting incident” repeated throughout the course of the film? To what end (theme/ideas) are these techniques employed? What meaning can the audience glean from this story and how it is told? How does this film compare and contrast with the classically-constructed films we have viewed thus far? What about films like Night of the Hunter (1955) or Annie Hall (1977)? Please watch the original Siskel & Ebert review of Blue Velvet (1986) under the ‘Web Links’ tab on WebCourses. Quiz V unlocks on WebCourses on Friday at 5:00 PM. Office hours are from 2:00 – 4:00 PM in COM 173....
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FIL 1000 Ses - This film contains disturbing imagery and content How are the “rules” governing filmic reality bent and/or the artifice of

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