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Here are the "making of" features we watched about Gravity this week:
Share your additional thoughts here.
What would you like to review in our final week in terms of film theory?
Post on other matters related to the week here.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
From Gravity at 72:20:
From 2001 at 77:02:
What do you want to take a closer look at when we view Gravity again?
This article by film scholar David Bordwell is a detailed critical discussion of the purposes and uses of the long take.
The following is a compilation of long takes from Children of Men:
And here is a feature on how the long takes were accomplished:
What would you like to discuss or review in terms of film theory and concepts next week?
Share your general thoughts and reactions to this week's film here.