Web Article: Blade Runner
A. Genre functions through a set of codes that are recognized and understood by both the
spectator and the filmmakers via a common cultural consensus.
a. The strongest mutually shared traits or codes, or most identi
Outline: Harry Potter
A. The ever-changing magic of Harry Potter is in the magic of the childs own experiences,
feelings, and imagination.
a. When Harry en-counters his greatest desire in the mirror of Erised or his greatest
fear in the Bogg
Pages 227-247, 247-267
A. Often filmmakers encourage intellectual and emotional responses by including sounds
that do not logically or literally correspond to the image.
a. It is a expressive element of film capable of operating in
I. The photographic or electronic aspects of producing images fall under the general
heading of cinematographer.
A. Cinematography can do more than support the narrative.
A.i. It can contribute to the vie
Sep. 1, 2012
Outline 3: p.429-441
Economic practices have always shaped the film industry, but the business side has
started to determine the way fans think and talk about movies.
a. Avatar and Paranormal Activity were complete o
Chapter 11, pgs. 343-349
I. Movie making moved from New York to California in the early 20th century. By the 1920s,
everyone associated Hollywood with movies.
A. The Hollywood studio era began around 1915, with D.W. Griffiths Birt
Reading Outline #1
I. Why do people watch movies?
A. Some critics say that the movies serve as escapist entertainment.
B. Others say that it is an imaginative art form that allows people to realize their dreams
and fantasies. (pg. 3
Film & Ideology
A. Films can be studied as the products of social and cultural environments and can be more
fully understood in relation to other cultural documents and practices.
a. Films also present ideologies, which are syst
DeSantis Final Study Guide (from 5 lectures)
I. Lighting Lecture
What are 3 ways filmmakers can manipulate light:
a.i. Produced by a small light source, positioned close to subject.
a.ii. Produces shadows, highlights bright whit
Chapter 4 Outline
A. The events that take place in the opening moments of a film are critical to the viewers
understanding of the characters.
a. A characters behavior is often shaped or motivated by their earlier experiences.
b. The expositi
Outline: Web Article Super Heroes
A. Superheroes are scions of ancient mythological, literary, and historical characters.
They date back to Gilgamesh in the seventh century B.C. and include the
pantheons of Indian, Egyptian, Greek, and Ro