Adam Ball American Culture 206 Professor Richard Meisler 11/29/07 Learning Summary #2
The second part of this class has been more interesting than the first. This is because the first part we mostly just talked about the black and white of the disea
The Bounty (1984)
'THE BOUNTY,' CAPT. BLIGH STORY BY DINO DE LAURENTIIS
By VINCENT CANBY
Published: May 4, 1984
ON the basis of three films, it is now possible to say that the Pacific Ocean is not Dino
De Laurentiis's cup of tea.
This world-roaming Italia
At Emile's estate, a party in Nellie's honor is ending, and after the guests depart:
Emile finally introduces Nellie to his half-Polynesian children.
Horrified that Emile was once married to a Polynesian:
Nellie makes an excuse and hastily leaves.
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
December 1781, H.M.S. Bounty. Starts in Portsmouth harbor the day before leaving for
Tahiti in unchartered waters of the Great South Sea.
Bountys mission: to procure breadfruit trees for transplanting to the West Indi
Sent on a mission to the South Pacific during World War II
Marine lieutenant Joseph Cable catches his first glance of the islands as his plane sails
Meanwhile, on the beach below:
Luther Billis, a fast-talking, wise-cracking
certain kinds of ethnographic spectacle are acceptable, not those
which expose the repressive violence of (colonialism).
Outcomes and consequences
o Problems with Primitivism for so-called
o fate o
An avoidance of the lyrical impulse in favor of a plain straightforward presentation
A lightweight 16-mm handheld camera
allowing the cinematographer to roam virtually anywhere with ease
Flexible zoom lenses, allowing the cinematogr
IN THE PACIFIC
grapples with the arresting relationships of character, communication and survival
succeeds only fitfully in dramatically projecting these elemental qualities.
As a conflict between two World War II warriors, a Japanese and an American:
Glints of emerging friendship flash by as Marvin, with rough solicitude, covers the
Mifune gives the suspicious Marvin a knife he has been sharpening.
And their growing communication and trust, despite bickerings, is graphically exposed.
Colluding with Colonialism
If romantic primitivism and anthropological ethnography are deeply
intertwined in the Classical South Seas Film
we might say that this packaging also colludes with colonialism to reveal
unequal power relations between western po
Twelve characteristics used in the analyses of a films costuming
o what era
does the costume fall into?
what is the apparent income level of the person wearing the
does the womans costume emphasize her femininity?
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A SENCER BACKGROUNDER FOR DISCUSSION AT SSI 2002
WITH 2003 UPDATE INCLUDED
Partial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundations