AGENCY: a way to operate within and inside a film, the control or actions of a character of
a film (saying a film was beautiful isn’t talking about the true agency of the film)
A sense of action within a film, A character’s desire or goal in the fictional world does the
character fulfill the desire or tendency of that character. (ex: boy meets girl, boy wants girl,
boy gets girl)
The comprehension of the film
world of the film’s story
: sound the characters can hear (example: Gelsomina playing her song of a
Sounds, such as music or a narrator’s voice that comes from outside the space of
the narrative (ex: background music in la Strada)
events that come from outside world (only purpose of discourse= what the
the sound whose source we do not see but we “know exists within the film. Ex.
If voice-over narrator was character in film.
an editing technique that allows two or more simultaneous sets of action
to unfold within a single film sequence (the training scene in rocky)
How shots are put together. **** depends on the shots.
The way you put together the scene in a film, constitutes the narrative structed
of the entire
story line by choosing a strategy, a first person subjective shots that shows the look of the
Based on timing If editing was done mediocrely the editor will have to use the shot, either way
based on the material.
GAZE / LOOK:
male gaze of Hollywood cinema, which tends to objectify women. Feminist
critics examine carefully the ways that camera angles and film editing tends to focalize women
as objects perceived by male
(Woman has objects).
Is MALE THEREFORE = BAD!
: the pleasure of seeing ^^