Final Lecture

Final Lecture - You get about 40% of a movie the first time...

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Final Lecture 22:04 Responsible – liable to be called on to answer Answers to two people Creator Why did you make this film? Consumer/Viewer Why are you watching this film? Representation of violence, sex, and vulgarity Is it dramatically motivated? Sensitivity to otherness Excluding religion and morality Consumer is the ultimate judge of responsibility Via criticism Why we do Criticism Criticism gets more out of a film Becomes a deeper part of yourself Movie stays with you Better audiences create better movies Movie creates mark on you You are changed A film alone does not make a culture resonant Talking, discussing, writing about a culture makes it resonant Discrepancy between experiencing and talking about a  movie Inaccessibility of the Movie
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Unformatted text preview: You get about 40% of a movie the first time through Experience of watching a film is being spellbound in darkness Movies are as living as human beings Difference between Critical Judgment and Personal Taste The two do not have to cohere Suppositions You have to have a knowledge of life to make movies If it comes from within, it will be right Criteria to Judge a film Does ideology make a film good or bad? Does tone make a film good or bad? A movie must have the element of complexity It has to have texture and depth It has to contain a good deal of reality It must contain several layers A great film must inspire us A movie must be original It must defy us 22:04 22:04...
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