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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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- Fall '10
- Comedy, Screwball comedy film, Edward Scissorhands, Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, screwball comedy subgenre