2001

Formal Analysis of GRAVITY part 2

The task (which we will discuss in class on W 5/27):

  • Write a short and concise comparative analysis of the theme of isolation in Gravity and  2001.
  • Base your analysis on a critical examination of the use mis-en-scène. I have provided a set of images as references. Feel free to select or reference images of your own choosing.

Assessment:

  • I will look first at the precision and formality of your language. Be as specific and as technical as possible.
  • I will also be look at how clearly you explain your interpretation in visual terms. Being articulate is more important than being "right."
  • I will also be looking at how carefully your analysis is composed and edited and that you have addressed each of the required prompt.
  • I think that one to three single-spaced pages is a reasonably guideline for length.

Submission:

  • You should submit your assignment via Moodle by M 6/1 at 5:00 pm. Additional details on Moodle.
  • This assignment is worth five (5) points.

The images:

From Gravity at 72:20:

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From 2001 at 77:02:

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Formal Analysis of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY part 2

The task (which we will discuss in class on W 4/15):

  • Write a short and concise analysis of the theme of isolation in 2001. You could write on any permutation of this theme, such as:
    • The isolation of the human species.
    • The isolation of space.
    • The isolation of individual characters.
  • Base your analysis on a critical examination of the use mis-en-scène. I have provided a set of images as references. Feel free to select or reference images of your own choosing.

Assessment:

  • I will look first at the precision and formality of your language. Be as specific and as technical as possible. However, for this early assignment, I will allow for more informality and generality so long as your ideas are on the right track.
  • I will also be look at how clearly you explain your interpretation in visual terms. Being articulate is more important than being "right."
  • I will also be looking at how carefully your analysis is composed and edited.
  • I think that one to three single-spaced pages is a reasonably guideline for length.

Submission:

  • You should submit your assignment via Moodle by M 4/20 at 5:00 pm. Additional details on Moodle.
  • This assignment is worth five (5) points.

The images:

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Formal Analysis of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY part 1

The task (which we will discuss in class on W 4/8):

  • Perform an analysis of the selected images from 2001 (below) that includes the following for each frame:
    • Identification of camera angle (high, low, eye-level) and distance (close, medium, long).
    • Identification of the dominant subject.
    • Explanation of the visual elements that make the dominant subject dominant.
    • Discussion of the meaning of the frame: where does the image fit into the narrative, what is the significance of the shot in terms of the film's themes and symptomatic meanings?

Assessment:

  • I will look first at the precision and formality of your language. Be as specific and as technical as possible. However, for this first assignment, I will allow for more informality and generality so long as your ideas are on the right track.
  • I will also be look at how clearly you explain your interpretation of each image. Being articulate is more important here than being "right."
  • I will also be looking at how carefully your analysis is composed and edited and that you have addressed each of the required points for each image.
  • I think that two to three single-spaced pages is a reasonable guideline for length.

Submission:

  • You should submit your assignment via Moodle by M 4/13 at 5:00 pm. Additional details on Moodle.
  • This assignment is worth five (5) points.

The images:

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