As you think ahead to the second iteration of the Comparative Essay, what are your initial thoughts on how to compare Eternal Sunshine, Vertigo and Memento in terms of the representation of time, space and memory?
This was a recurring theme in the Post-Film Writing this week. What did you think of the use of color in the film? What uses stand out for you and why? What uses were less effective?
If you have any general thoughts or reactions to our re-watching of Vertigo, share those here.
Vertigo is 6o years old. Do you have much experience watching films that are more than a decade or so old? Do you have any favorite older films? Did Vertigo feel "old" to you? Why or why not? If yes, what felt most dated to you? Or, alternatively, what about the film feels contemporary to you?
Here are topics I have distilled from my notes and from your Post-Film Writing:
Directly related to the representation of time, space and memory:
- Camera movement
- Objects (props)
- People (costume [hair & makeup] action & performance)
- Places (setting, decor)
- Framing (space, staging)
- Color (dreams & memory)
- Editing (connections between images)
- Sound (music) & m-e-s
- Light and shadow
- Shot length
Continue to discuss our first screening of Vertigo here.
There will be an entry for general discussion of Vertigo next week, but here you can share any initial thoughts and reactions to the film.