The Bounties of History
AC 231 Fall 2005 Sept 20 and 22
The three renditions of the famous "Mutiny" on the HMS Bounty" historical event provides us with cinematic and narrative material to consider the vexed and often contested processes o
KEY TERMS IN KUNSTLER, CHAPTERS 8-13
Pyramid Mall (144-6) masters exploitation to gain profit
Georgian House (150) 17th & 18th c. Symmetry; pitched room. No vestigial or extra
room. Simply a rectangle
Greek Revival Architecture (153-6) 1780s 1830s. Remini
November 14, 2011
Curating Space and Curating Race
In Racial Geographies of Cyber-Futurism, Madhu Dubey examines the
positioning of racial groups, most prominently African-Americans, in relation to the
September 28, 2011
Journal Blog #1
Defiance of Power
Foucault elucidates that modern societies are founded upon a basic relationship of
power and knowledge. He acknowledges, Power relations establish the criteria for wha
When Wolf discusses the Apache Dance, what is he referring to?
What is the significance of the Apache Dance as it relates to his characterization of
The Apache Dance refers to the bohemians resisting Le Monde, but eventually giving i
As the need for art critics went down, the need for art theory arose.
Art theory was now a necessity in understanding modern art.
As art grew further away from realism, there was more of a need for explanations of art.
Art theory was sometimes more import
Does it have a high money value because it has high cultural value?
Or does it have high cultural value because it has high money value?
To me, that is an unknown paradox.
If you were to ask someone what is art?
I can almost guarantee most people would in
Academic field of visual studies =
provides critical tools to help us discern the deeper social and political
workings of visual culture.
to recurring themes, motifs and clichs, in story elements, and in
the particular elements of the m
a style of filmmaking that attempting to duplicate the look of objective reality as its
With emphasis on authentic locations and details, long shots, lengthy takes, and a
minimum of distorting techniques
Key motifs generated (visual and narratological)
or soothing water: powerful waves, winds, hurricanesor gentle,
torrid or unleashed passion; powerful libido, or balm, or
o [sometimes angry volcanos]
o Yellow Peril:
o hollywoods depiction
of asia has been inextricably linked to this threat.
racist terror of alien cultures, sexual anxieties, and the belief
the west will be overpowered and enveloped by the irresistible, d
Wolfe explains that The Culturebug discovers and certifies (25) the work.
How do you define art?
It is very difficult to define art, for it can be a variation of things. In my opinion, art is
I believe that art is something that makes a person fee
Everyone responds to art differently, but all art creates some kind of response, whether
it be boredom, surprise, or admiration.
I have never met a person who doesnt possess a certain talent, or one that didnt
Should the public support
The Painted Word
1. In The Painted Word, How does Tom Wolfe characterize modern artists?
Tom Wolfe characterizes artists in two different ways.
There is Le Monde and Bohemians. Le Monde is the artist-elite; the discovered talent.
Some artists start
Colluding With Colonialism
AC 231 Fall 2005 Sept 29
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 revea
Sex on the Beach: Doing It
AC 231 Fall 2005 Sept 8
I. II. Clip from From Here to Eternity (1953) Sex on the Beach-How We`ll Do It.
A. What We will Do B. How We`ll Do It The Drink, The Exotic, The Erotic; As Defining and Generat C. Key Theme
Romance and Tragedy in the Golden Age of Film and Anthropology
AC 231 Fall 2005 Sept 27
The film Moana is not just another film of rampant exoticism and eroticism. Their display in cinematic form also provides insight into sub-genres (the "
South Seas Film Genre: Intro
AC 231 Fall 2005 Sept 15
I. Guiding Questions for the Day
Why pay critical attention to the idea of the ,genre in general? Why consider the specific category of "South Seas film genre"? What is the pay-off of emp
AC231 Sex on the Beach Nov. 1, 2005
This lecture provides a geographic, historical, political, and cultural overview of the Micronesian Region to supplement assigned readings on documentary coverage of the region.
THE PACIFIC ISLANDS
AC231 Sex on the Beach
Sept. 13, 2005
• Modern Nation States and Territories
• Cultural and Geographic Regions (Map 1)
Indonesia (West Papua)
AC 231 4 Oct 2005
Formal Analyses = Analyses of Forms The Form = Cinema
Using Elements of the Cinematic Form (Formal Elements; Cinematic Elements)
Key Terms in Giannetti!
Cinema as Form:
A. A Visual Form
B. An Aural From
3. Historical Truth Claims (cont. from Bountys lecture
Cinematic historical realism raises important issues about: -actuality and reality, esp. how their "effects" are produced
-evaluating truth claims, whether in history books or whether in films.
I. Brief History of Ann Arbor
1. 1824: John Allen and Elisha Rumsey
2. Anglo-American settlers, Native American traders
3. 1925: Old Chicago Road surveyed, follows Native American trading route from
Chicago to Detroit (replayed by I-94 in 1962)
4. 1837: U
I. Pursuit of Life, Liberty and Property
1. First European settlers came for 2 primary reasons
a) to escape religious persecution
b) to take advantage of new economic opportunities
2. The resulting settlements had the following characteristics:
1) How do we (as viewers) find out what we know about Martins past? How much of it do we
see/how much is hidden? Whose word do we have to rely on?
2) Why is Martin so unwilling to trust? Why does he trust Andy?
3) what is the role of proof?