Cinema 121 – Stagecoach, Baby Breakfast, & Rain Movies Notes

Cinema 121 – Stagecoach, Baby Breakfast, & Rain Movies Notes

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Cinema’121’ –’ Stagecoach,’ Baby’Breakfast,’&’Rain’Movies’Notes Stagecoach’(John’Ford,’1939) Narrativization’ –’ how’ do’ we’ select’ and’ tell’ elements’ that’ will’ tell’ the’ story,’ organizing’physical’material’ Profilmic-’ everything’ that’exists’in’the’world’ before’the’camera’is’turne d’on,’with’it’ creates’mise -en-scene,’profilmic’is’before’mise -en-scene’but’both’before’camera In’a’good’story’there’is’plot,’characters,’change,’conflict,’sequence,’resolution,’action’ or’agency ’ Orthogonal-’ train’coming’into’the’station Hollywood’cinema’ is’ cast’on’the’eye Master-’ medium’shot,’thigh’up,’continuity’construction Western’films -’ cowboys,’horses,’Indians,’small’town’music,’open’spaces,’gun’fights,’ bar’saloons,’sweetheart/wife’rescued,’saloon’girl’whore Typage’ He’likes’shooting’into’corners,’frames ’ the’narrative,’gives’us’depth All’questions’answered’by’the’plot’linear’narrative,’characters’have’motivations’and’ we’understand’them ’ Genre-’ conventional’characters’and’situations’lay’out’problem’like’formula These’are’all’clarifying’structures Dallas’ got ’ kicked’ out’ of’ town’ by’ all’ females’ in’ town,’ but’ then’ normalized’ in’ marriage’ Discourse’ in’discursive’conversation’working’out’social’issues Violence’sorts’things’out,’poor’vs.’rich,’bad’guy’vs.’good’guy,’very’little’gore
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Cinema 121 – Stagecoach, Baby Breakfast, & Rain Movies Notes

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