SUNRISE NOTES

SUNRISE NOTES - Julianna Ritter FILM MIDTERM STUDYGUIDE...

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Julianna Ritter FILM MIDTERM STUDYGUIDE Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans , Murnau (1927) 1 st shot as narrative symmetry: traveling by various vehicles (trains, cars, horses, boats) o Travel as motif to structure of the film o Travel as a way to move forward Love triangle: putting the man back with his wife – film ends with the city woman going away and film begins with implicit arrival of the city woman o Travel back and forth from country to city o Pattern of movement ordered back to where everyone belongs Metaphysically: images become alive – come into being: the husband must also come into being o Spiritual redemption o Existentially striking up of consciousness o Movement through physical space is important Expressiveness through mise-en-scene o Leap of the soul, mystification through camera movements o Subjectivity of liberty and religious-mystical qualities Moral order of the country vs the city Aesthetics of silent film sought for expression in narrative ways Everything in image / shot to function as expression and emotional input of characters
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