Share your thoughts and reactions to this week's film.
In terms of how you look at film now, what has been the most influential concept or discussion from the course? What do you catch yourself noticing now when you watch a film outside of class? Or what do you now pay attention to that you didn't before?
Of the films we screened in class, which did you:
- Enjoy the most?
- Enjoy the least?
- Think was most interesting in terms of the filmmaking (especially, in terms of m-e-s and use of the camera)?
- Think was least interesting in terms of the filmmaking?
- Enjoy writing about the most?
- Enjoy writing about the least?
Post on other matters related to the week, or the term, here.
- We will not meet as a class.
- The final Formal Analysis should be submitted by 7:50 pm on W 6/10 following assignment instructions.
- Blogging for Week 10 continues through T 6/9.
- For work to count towards your final grade in Spring 2015, it will need to be submitted by 5:00 pm on F 6/12. No extensions will be granted for after that time and date.
- I will post Finals Week office hours by the end of this week.
The task (which we will discuss in class on W 6/3):
- Write an analysis identifying the following in relation to Moon:
- The most notable or interesting uses of mise-en-scène.
- The most notable or interesting uses of the camera.
- The most notable interesting uses of sound as it relates to your reading of mise-en-scène.
- I will look first at the precision and formality of your language. Be as specific and as technical as possible.
- Note that you will be able to check the film out on DVD from Hamersly Library. You can also rent Moon in HD from Amazon.
- I will also be looking 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 two to four single-spaced pages is a reasonable guideline for length.
- You should submit your assignment via Moodle by W 6/10 at 7:50 pm. Additional details on Moodle.
- This assignment is worth ten (10) points.
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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?