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Unformatted text preview: o allegorical/lots of symbolism o grotesque characters o visually driven story Expressionistic Acting: style of acting in Expressionist films o unrealistic Metropolis (1927): Expressionist film. o machine/robot like characters o representational, Formalism o first scene: like modern dance Realism vs Formalism (opposites of a spectrum, not black and white) o Realism: an absence of style and distortion to emulate real life. This emphasizes the actors. (Ex: What's Eating Gilbert Grape) o Formalism: style is dominant over subject matter, attention drawn to style, more cinematic (Ex: Edward Scissorhands, Metropolis) 2 dimensional character ("cardboard cutout"): no deep emotional connection, simple, "filler characters" (Ex: stereotypes like a villain, bully) 3 dimensional character: fully fleshed out, full emotional/psychological connection, complex (Ex: Edward Scissorhands, Gilbert Grape)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/26/2011 for the course THEATER 120a taught by Professor Sushtari during the Fall '10 term at UCLA.
- Fall '10