Sci-Fi: Altered by time, technology, or aliens
Western: Where law and community must be created by rugged, individual men; the
land is both precious and dangerous
Gangster: Revolving around men whose ambition spills beyond the law, for
Collage: Mixing together various elements from different sources or media to create a
new effect. Found in many avant-garde films.
Decorum: The choice of what style to use is a question of what is fitting for the subject
Directors Cut: A new
Syllogisms are ways to state premises and draw a conclusion; some are valid but some
only appear valid.
A documentary often begins with a: problem.
The choice of what rhetorical style to use in documentary is a question of what is fittin
The three domains of language and the different purposes they serve:
Reason Logical procedures.
Aesthetics Poetic form or narrative structure.
Persuasion Rhetorical strategies.
The six forms of emphasis:
Expressive: An emphasis on the feelings, tone,
September 4, 2013
Narration and Point of View
This section of Chapter 3 of Film Art: An Introduction focuses on the effects of
narration on the overall flow of the story. The effects of plot an
September 14, 2013
Film Genre and the Genre Film
This chapter explains the various components of a film genre and how various
genres differ. The chapter considers such elements as plot structure, language,
October 28th, 2013
Project Proposal: Hitchcocked!
Alfred Hitchcock is known as the father of suspense and psychotic thrillers in cinema.
Hitchcocks films reveal the workings of the subconscious of the audience and the psychotic natur
Chapter 5-Three Fundamental Styles: Realism, Modernism, and Post-Modernism
Modernism: A reaction against both the apparent sacrifice of a high art tradition to commercialism and
the collapse of civilization and the social order signaled by the horrific ca
Dr. Qi Wang
December 9, 2013
Alfred Hitchcocks Psycho:
Working of the Subconscious
Alfred Hitchcock is known to be one of the leading directors and producers of his time.
With classic movies like Psycho, Rear Window, and The B