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Questions for discussion 1 what parallelisms and

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Questions for Discussion: 1. What parallelisms and contrasts do you find suggested among the different main characters and their situations? What judgments are we encouraged to make of their values and their conduct? 2. What do you interpret as the film's explicit, implicit, and symptomatic meanings? 3. How does Lee use the characters' figure expression & movement (acting and gesture, direct address, actor blocking) to convey meaning? Discuss two examples from the film that you find significant, one for blocking and one for direct address. 4. DTRT uses a limited number of settings, costumes, and colors. Consider how they contribute to your understanding of the characters' motivations. Then compare & contrast 3 or more distinct uses of color in the costumes of the characters, explaining how these costume colors help define their characters. Be sure to use as many film terms as possible as you describe your examples.
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Terms Mise-en-scène Profilmic event Style Méliès German Expressionism 4 aspects of mise-en-scène: 1) Setting & props 2) Costume & makeup 3) Acting & actor blocking Direct address 4) Lighting Quality High-key lighting Low-key lighting Chiaroscuro Direction Source Three-point lighting Color of lighting Filters Color in mise-en-scene Saturated Film Production and Early History Shot Frames per second (FPS) Classical Hollywood Cinema (CHC) Film gauges Pre-production, Production, Post-production Hollywood (Studio) vs. Independent Production
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  • Spring '14
  • Bill Lee, direct address, (Spike Lee), (Danny Aiello)

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