Discussion: Spadoni, Introduction and Chapter 1 (1-46), part I.

Feel free to answer any or all of the following questions in comments about the Introduction and  chapter 1 in Spadoni (see the Calendar).

  • What does Spadoni mean by "form" and "formal analysis"? How is this form of thinking and writing about film different from "evaluation"?
  • Why does Spadoni distinguish between different levels and kinds of meaning?
  • What are Spadoni's "five principles" for watching films and what do they mean?