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  • Shots And Sequences
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    CLOSE ANALYSIS OF SHORT CUTS By Valerie Dominguez The purpose of the initial scene, while the credits are still rolling, is to introduce us to the abundance of characters, situations and interpersonal relations that take place in an urban setting and to see life beyond the control that its characters have upon it. It observes the inevitable and unpredictable changes in relationships, their evolution and the interactions between the different couples that sometimes enrich but mostly threaten thei...
  • Sheriff And Hannay
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    What is an auteur? Answer this question with detailed reference to one film director: Alfred Hitchcock Studies of the Auteur Theory in film have often looked toward Alfred Hitchcock as an ideal auteur: an artist with a signature style who leaves his own mark on every work he creates. According to the theory, it does not matter whether or not the director writes his own films, because the film will reflect the vision and the mind of the director through the choices he makes in his film. In the ca...
  • Shot Of Jack Ina Truck
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    D.W. Griffiths Techniques of Filmmaking Parallel editing, or the ability to make two separate actions happen at the sametime, was innovated by D.W. Griffith and is exclusive to films. Action films are a good source for these, as they give the impression of tensely reaching a climax in the film. In Vampires, by John Carpenter (1998), there are two sequences which include parallel editing. The first example happens rather early in the movie. At this point, a team of vampire slayers commissioned by...
  • Film From Shot
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    Above Suspicion (1943, MGM) In the sequence you have chosen, discuss how classical Hollywood cinema brings the aspects of cinematography, editing, sound and narrative together, in order to create meaning in that sequence, and what is that meaning? Above Suspicion is not remembered particularly fondly, if it is remembered at all. In an internet 'Favourite Joan Crawford Movie Poll' it has polled two votes from seven hundred and thirteen. It was her last film with MGM, which she remembers in the bo...
  • Sequences From The Same Film
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    "Space and time in cinema are constructs" -- -- Cinema is a medium, a realistic device through which the spectator looks at the objective reality. A filmmaker may represent this objective reality in an apparently objective way; or he may foreground his authorial presence, or the spectator's presence, or the camera's presence in various ways. Generally, in a fiction-film the frame acts as a window through which real life is portrayed. Here, a particular type of suture is made where the characters...

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