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Unformatted text preview: AVANT-GARDE CINEMA Professor Harris Avant-Garde Midterm Review (1.) TRANSPARENCY-Can be compared to windows in the way we see reality recreated on-screen.-Films that are transparent imitate an agreed-upon reality.-Interchangeable with the term “mimesis.” (2.) MIMESIS-De¡ned as an imitation of “realistic life” (related to the word “mime”).-Realistic interpretation of life-If realistic art pretends to be art, Stan Brakhage ’ s methods can be easily deemed “anti-illusionistic.”-Kubelka calls mimetic ¡lm “¡lmed reality” and therefore inferior to real reality. >You lose the third-dimension, sensory details, and a true resemblance. (3.) THE POWERFUL SIDE OF THE MEDIUM-Kubelka stated that the powerful side of ¡lm showcased the elements of anti- illusionism. You don ’ t need to respect movement, objects, dimensions, properties of light etc. as they occur in reality.-This side of the medium shows you things you ’ ve never seen in reality....
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course FIL 3051 taught by Professor Harris during the Spring '11 term at University of Central Florida.
- Spring '11