200X * Film Film-North *
film directing 2006
Featured Pages: Film-North -- See the big Film site & http://afronord.tripod.com
Follow the format: title, main points, endnotes, credits!
See Student Papers Samples.
SummaryThis subdirectory is for a double use: film analysis and film directing
NotesSight, Sound, Motion, Herbert Zettl, 2nd ed. [recommended ]
... from anatoly.org:
3 WAYS :
filmplus.org : film-north : theory
directing.filmplus.org : practice
film.vtheatre.net : criticism
We start and finish with film: film and drama, film and art, film and music...[ see script.vtheatre.net ]
First, there are films and there are movies. Film is advancing the language of this media, movies are using this language. One is poetry, another -- storytelling. Yes, any movie is a story told in visual signs on the screen. This is why we do start with the six drama principles from the ancient "Poetics" by Aristotle. Three of them are under STRUCTURE, three -- TEXTURE.
First in Structure -- the Story, or Plot (or ACTION).
What is the difference between the story and the plot?
See Plot Page.
[ see other pages on "How-To-Write-Papers" ]
Writing Film Review Paper1. Take notes while watching the movie, including your own reflections
2. Opinion and Evaluation
3. Use film terminology, please!
4. Plot, Characters and Thought/Idea/Meaning
5. Composition and Images
6. Do the basic research (script, director, cinematography, cast, production company, year). Use the quotations and acknowledge the sources.
[ I cosider this course to be an introduction to film! ]
[ new subdirectory, not updated ]
Acting in Film Analysis class *
Film Acting Pages: actors
2004: I do not know when I will have time to write about "acting in movies" -- here is a short list of actors I refer to in Film Analysis class.
Acting is a part of "mise-en-scene" in many textbooks (need definition).
Maybe I will put my comments to the titles and actors later. Anatoly
PS. Watch the movies on your own, we don't do in class.
There are other movies with Jack Nocholson could be recommended (use Amazon suggestions).
[ I am not mentioning European film actors here. ]
See Acting I, II, III and Film Directing pages.
[ long list @ film.vtheatre.net ]
I have no pages on individual actors. Only film directors -- Eisenstein, Tarkovsky, Bergman, Kurosawa, Fellini (Film-North).
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