Exam 2 Terms - editor: the person who receives work prints...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
editor: the person who receives work prints of the film's takes, logs them, cuts and splices the preferred takes into a rough cut, then with the director trims shots and reconstructs sequences until a desired "final cut" of the work print has emerged episodic structure: plot construction in which a string of separate actions takes place, perhaps involving the same main character, each action concluded as the next one begins establishing shot: often also the "master" or "cover" shot, a medium or long shot establishing locations and various spatial relationships in a sequence, so these can remain clear in a viewer's mind even when off screen during other shots expressionism: an artistic movement originating early in this century in Germany, presenting interior experience as if exterior, with the phantasmagoria of the mind and emotions such as fear, loathing, and perverse desire portrayed in grotesque and disturbing ways; in film, haunting sounds, unnatural or exaggerated sets, and low-keyed, single- sourced lighting surrounded by pools of darkness are among its hallmarks fade: a transition between shots in which the earlier shot darkens or brightens until the screen is blank, then the later shot reverses this process until it is fully visible, signifying a major break in the action, time passing in the interim farce: a comedy displaying energetic, irreverent, even zany disruption of sacred cows and restrictive social proprieties, political and sexual among others. film criticism: informed commentary on films and the issues they raise, usually examining characteristics of film texts, interpreting them by an appropriate hermeneutic procedure, comprehending implications by some historical, psychological, or social body of theory, and sometimes evaluating the films to determine their presumed implicit worth, or valuating them to assign them an extrinsic moral, social, or artistic worth film noir: French term meaning "black film" now in general use, referring to U.S. films especially of the forties or early fifties, often made by expatriate European directors, with bitter or cynical voice-over narrations, plots displaying helpless entrapment or betrayal often by a femme fatale, sometimes sadistic violence, and often dark night scenes expressionistically lit final cut: last changes made in a film’s editing for artistic or commercial reasons just before its release; the right to make or prevent such changes flashback: any earlier time portrayed on the screen within a film’s present time, usually as an interruption or digression in the main action, but sometimes providing the main action after a brief “frame story” introduction
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 5

Exam 2 Terms - editor: the person who receives work prints...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online