Gravity

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 GRAVITY part 1

The task (which we will discuss in class on W 5/20):

  • Write an analysis of the use of the long take at the beginning of this week's film. Address the following points:
    • How does the use of this extended shot affect your experience of mise-en-scène?
    • In particular, how does the movement of the camera affect your experience of mise-en-scène?
    • Where do your eyes go? What visual elements are used to guide your attention?
  • I have provided a pair of excerpts as references (the first excerpt shows more of what happens before the debris arrives, and includes what is shown in the second). Remember, the DVD is available on reserve at Hamersly Library. The library also has a Blu-ray copy for checkout. Unfortunately, it does appear to be available to stream.

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 points for each image.
  • I think that one to three single-spaced pages is a reasonable guideline for length.

Submission:

  • You should submit your assignment via Moodle by T 5/26 at 5:00 pm. Additional details on Moodle.
  • This assignment is worth five (5) points.

The images: