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Archive for November, 2018

Technical Ideologies

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

The technical way a film is produced effects the way an audience perceives that presumed message of the film. Whether it be the type of film, camera or other technical aspect, a film can alter the perception and experience of a viewer. In Russian Ark, one long shot is used in order for the audience […]

Political Cinema

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Political cinema seems to be a blanket term for many of the movies we have watched over the course of class. From Killer of Sheep to A Single Man to The Conversation to Hail, Caesar, there was always a political or social message that the filmmakers wanted to the viewers to receive from the movie. […]


Thursday, November 15th, 2018

In Killer of Sheep by Charles Burnett, the viewer is taken into a realm of life that is unfamiliar to some. The late 70’s in LA with a Black family is foreign but what creates the compelling story is the clips of children playing in the streets. This is a universal activity for children no […]

French New Wave

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

In Cleo from 5 to 7, directed by Agnes Varda, gives a unique take on the perception and purpose of women, specifically the internalization of these messages by women. Cleo is a self obsessed, narcissistic women who is charmed by her own beauty. Although she is ill, she claims that her beauty is her health. […]

Radical Adaptations

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

As a fan of the graphic novel Persepolis, the movie adaptation does not disappoint. Everything down to the illustrations are identical and nothing is lost in the movie. I think this speaks to the importance of having the creator of the source material being involved in the making of the adaptation. This insures that the […]

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