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Archive for October, 2018

Documentary Film

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

The medium of documentary is something that I thought I was very familiar with. However, the exploration of films like In The Streets and Citizenfour represent a new aspect of documentaries. The poetic nature of In The Street created a similar feeling to an avant-garde piece in that there is no clear plot or narrative but […]

Avant-garde Films

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

While experimental films are meant to not be categorized into genres, having sub-genres of the larger avant-garde genre makes it easier to grasp the purpose of each film. Maya Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon creates an impossible and frustrating portrayal of a dream, fitting it in to the surrealist sub-genre. The repetition of scenes and motifs […]

The Conversation

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

The Conversation provokes feelings of guilt and paranoia that are only enhanced by the sounds the movie is set too. The most interesting aspect of sound in the film is the diegetic sound. The tapes played over and over again, the tv, the jazz music and so much more add to Harry Cauls impending sense […]

Altered States

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

In La Jetée, the illusions of memories are captured with the use of only still images edited together to create a narrative. The way to images create a story portray the idea of memories in a way in which everyone can relate. Memories come back in the way of still images with no context and […]

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