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A diver has a very personal moment of dejection at the bottom of the pool during the 2012 CCCA Swimming and Diving State Championships at East Los Angeles College Swim Stadium on Thursday, April 26, 2012 in Monterey Park, CA. (Photo by Suzanne Tylander © 2012) This particular photo represents an emotional moment rarely caught underwater. This particular diver was expected to win the entire event. The diver knew as soon as he hit the water his form was flawed and that he might have just lost it all. I was fortunate enough to witness this moment as it was unfolding underwater. I captured the sequence of emotion just a split second after he hit the water and began to sink to the bottom with a sense of defeat written in his body language This was the image I chose from the series. I have felt this emotion and disappointment before as many athletes do. My chance to capture it underwater was rare but beautiful. It is a moment no competitive athlete wants to relive but something important that many of us can relate to. It is raw and human and real.
Useful resource for information on British Film History #bcotfilm
When the audience can see something the character cannot.
In Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ the audience can see the approaching silhouette of the figure with the knife while the character while the character is oblivious to the impending danger.
For example, in Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’, the audience knows that Juliet is not really dead, but Romeo doesn’t, and we can see Romeo making his mistakes, with similarly fatal consequences.
Diegetic sound = Sound within the frame (The characters can hear it/ it is within the world OR diegesis)
Non-diegetic sound = Added sound that is outside of the frame (Voiceover or score music, any music that isn’t sourced within the story)
The final girl is a trope in horror/slasher films that specifically refers to the last woman or girl alive to confront the killer, ostensibly the one left to tell the story.
For your U26/ LO1 it is a good point to discuss in terms of representation of feminism/ gender stereotypes.
Verisimilitude - likeness/ semblance to reality/ truth
e.g. ‘Call of Duty’ includes a strong verisimilitude in its faithful reproduction of actual firearms.
Is the fly in ‘Breaking Bad’ a metaphor, analogy, simile, or analogy?
TIP: Use our ‘dictionary’ to help you.
“Yes, the topic of Jane was the fly. There’s a reason why Walt wasn’t able to get the fly to that point. Walt, falling deep into his pill-aided dream, said the fly is going to “stay up there forever,” like he’s never going to resolve this issue with Jesse. Jesse took the proactive approach and reached for a ladder, trying to swat it. They went back and forth, Walt said “I’m sorry about Jane.” Jesse replied “it’s no one’s fault, we are who we are, we both would’ve been dead within a week. I miss her, though.” Jesse finally swatted the fly and that’s the end of their conversation, but the fly shows up in Walt’s imagination later.” - “Fly” review by Seth Amitin
Simile - comparison of two different things by employing words ‘like’, ‘as’, or ‘is’
Analogy - comparison in order to show similarity
Allegory - representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events
Metaphor - the concept of understanding one thing in terms of another
Use these terms in your U26/ LO1 ‘YouTube Film Theory Tutorial’
In the thirty years since its release, Alien has become a film of debate amongst film theorists.
This analysis takes a psychoanalytic approach to the film by framing it in the anxiety of men during the era of feminism in which the film was produced.