Onlocation shooting effect of war newsreels 3 german

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Unformatted text preview: alism (onlocation shooting, effect of war newsreels) 3) German influence (German expatriates from the Nazi era) Paul Schrader, "Notes on Film Noir" Four influences: 1) War and postwar disillusionment 2) Postwar realism (onlocation shooting, effect of war newsreels) 3) German influence (German expatriates from the Nazi era) 4) Hardboiled literary tradition Paul Schrader, "Notes on Film Noir" Stylistics: lit for night oblique and vertical lines (instead of horizontal lines) Actors and settings are given equal importance Compositional tension instead of action (Obsession with water) Paul Schrader, "Notes on Film Noir" romantic narration (irretrievable past, pretermined fate) complex chronology (reinforces feelings of hopelessness and lost time) Themes: upward mobility of the films has 1930s has halted nostalgia Paul Schrader, "Notes on Film Noir" Thesis: Film Noir is a style even female stars are shot in lowkey, unromantic closeups opposition of light and dark areas deep focus cinematography offangle compositions less establishing shots and camera movement Place & Peterson, "Some Visual Motifs in Film Noir" Film noir is a male fantasy: it articulates myths about women Myths do not just express the dominant ideology of a society, but a...
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