Images

Sound and image in ETERNAL SUNSHINE

In the reading, Carol Veranllis describes Eternal Sunshine as, "a lattice of sound-image connections" (page 96) and argues that the soundtrack often, "drives the image" (page 114). What did you notice about the relationship between sound and image in the film? How important do you think that music and sound is to how you understand m-e-s here? Which audio and visual combinations or motifs seem most important?


Frame Analysis: ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

Choose two (2) of the following frames and write an analysis of one or more of the following elements. Be sure to explain why you think your selected elements are worth noting.

  • Shot angle and distance.
  • Focus (depth).
  • Color values.
  • Production design/setting.

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Film Analysis: Broken Flowers

Below are images from Broken Flowers for use in the Film Analysis assignment. These frames were taken at five, forty five and eighty five minutes. What do you think these frames suggest about the use of mise-en-scene in Broken Flowers?

Remember, you only need to do a Film Analysis for two of the three films in this second group. However, Broken Flowers is the final film in this group.

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Film Analysis: NIGHT ON EARTH

Below are images from Night on Earth for use in the Film Analysis assignment. Write an analysis that considers all five of the images and what elements of mise-en-scene recur in, or connect, the frames.

Remember, you only need to do a Film Analysis for two of the three films in this second group. Night on Earth is the second film in this group.

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Film Analysis: STRANGER THAN PARADISE

Below are images from Stranger than Paradise for use in the Film Analysis assignment. Choose three and identify and discuss a single aspect of mise-en-scene for each selected image. You must choose a different element for each frame.

Remember, you only need to do a Film Analysis for two of the three films in this second group. Stranger than Paradise is the first film in this group.

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Visual style and fight choreography in ASHES OF TIME REDUX

Brunette makes note of the particular way in which the fights in Ashes of Time Redux are shot and choreographed (see pages 36-38). What did you think of how the fights were staged and fought? Did you find these scenes: Exciting? Frustrating? Visually interesting? Narratively effective? Narratively ineffective? Hard to follow? Visceral? How would you describe what you saw in the frame during these scenes?

Film Analysis: ASHES OF TIME REDUX

Below are images from Ashes of Time Redux for use in the Film Analysis assignment. Choose one for analysis and exercise your own judgment of what to write about in reference to mise-en-scene.

Remember, you only need to do a Film Analysis for two of the three films in this second group. Ashes of Time Redux is the third, and final, film in this group.

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Film Analysis: IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE

Below are images from In the Mood for Love for use in the Film Analysis assignment. Choose one for analysis and focus on the meaning of what's in the frame. This will entatil putting the formal elements of m-e-s into narrative context.

Remember, you only need to do a Film Analysis for two of the three films in this second group. In the Mood for Love is the second film in this group.

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