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FINAL REVIEW 190 - CTCS 190 Final Review Modes of...

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CTCS 190: Final Review Modes of Representation: Realism and Formalism A) Mode of Representation : manner in which a particular wok of art is convieved, rendered,this relays meaning. 1) Realist tends to be more objective. formalism tends be provided as subjective. 2) Noir-Type of realism. 3) Realism and formalism are culturally inscribed terms, 4) Definition- method, way to construct reality, 5) Types- realism, and formalism. B) Realism 1) Nature of the film medium and objective renderings 2) Realism as a method matter is of one to one correspondence between the way things are in reality and how they are shown. show it exactly as it exists. Render is objectively. Mimetic: imitative, -although realist strives for objectivity, but everyone sees things a little different: nothing can be completely objective whatever is received is received through the eyes of the filmmaker. Realist strives to control objectively 3) Realism as an attitude of mind reveals relative truth, a truth that can be verified by experience realist tends to explore action, and motivation , and psychological dimension of character. Realist looks at back- story Because man is social animal, realist will never separate man from his work. Sociological dimension. Realist wants viewer to recognize them self in the film. Realist always dip into controversial issues Endings are not always optimistic. Usually endings are ambiguous and bleak. 4) Some types of realistic filmmaking include: colored by time, space and color that they occurred. a Primitive Realism/ Photojournalism: First school of realism in film influenced by photography and stage Camera placed in such a way, like 5 th row center to record reality of movement as spatial temporal whole b Naturalism: Derived from literary school of Emile Zola, Frank Noris…. More names, Darwin, Freud and Marx. Encouraged by WWI mood of cynicism and amorality Image of a man as determined by heredity, instinct and environment A corresponding style which records surface details as well as below the surface details ie root causes
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c Hollywood’s Classic Realism/ Romantic-Idealist Realism: Hollywood fiction film’s predominate style 1929-1945 but should be qualified as a romantic/idealist type of realism Transparancy: technique erasing itself as it creates itself, immersing the spectator in the characters and their stuations and thus accepting them as real World as homogenous, larger than life, and idealized: I ngeneral, young/beautiful/ hansome people who are morally good as protagonists Morally evil/unheroic people as antagonists Therefore, differentiating and describing good and evil behavior while using the hero/villan diachotomy; poetic justice (triumph of good) operative, God is alive, world is meaningful Therefore, tensions/contradictions between people or in society are embodied throughout the film but in the end are smoothed out/erased/transcended Reaffirmation of the status quo and predominate social order
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