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In her essay “Tales of Upward Mobility: The New Verticality and Digital Special Effects,” Kristen Whissel discussed how the advancement of technology has led to the increased use of the vertical axis in recent films. Whissel argues that “at its most basic level, the new digital verticality is a technique for activating polarized extremes.” (Whissel […]

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Cinema of Attractions

Tom Gunning introduced the term “cinema of attractions” to us in his writings. As he mentioned: “the cinema of attractions solicits a highly conscious awareness of the film image engaging the viewer’s curiosity.” Instead of having the audiences focusing on the narrative, I think the films from cinema of attractions encourage the audiences to remain […]

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Metz in his essay, discussed three areas with psychoanalysis: mirror identification, voyeurism and fetishism.  He brings up the idea of film being a mirror, only that everything may come to be projected, except the spectator’s own body. In this sense, he further explains the audience as all-perceiving subject since we are only looking without being […]

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Final Project Pitch

the film i am going to write about for the final project is Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. As i found several aspect/themes in the film very interesting. First and the most obvious one is the discussion over humanity, since the story deals with human and replicant (robot), and it has been ambiguous in distinguishing these two. Secondly, the issue […]

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Third Cinema

I used to be confused about the definition of third cinema, which I thought was that it is the cinema of third countries. However, upon reading the articles, I have gotten a clear sense of the meaning of third cinema, which is that, in my opinion, it is a rejection to the first cinema style; […]

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Politique des auteurs

Auteur theory, as I see, does not have a certain definition, so it might not be easy to understand. Generally, it could be described as a personal style and characteristic of one film director. As Andrew Sarris mentioned in his essay Notes on the Auteur Theory in 1962, the auteur theory is made up with […]

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readings for 3/3

Bela Balasz mentioned that the close ups reveals the most hidden parts in our life, also, it does not only widen out vision of life, but also deepen it. Indeed, in real life, as well as in films, we usually are not able to notice some detail things that might be very important, but a […]

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