Posts tagged: film
Is Director Edgar Wright an auteur? Give examples to back up your answer #bcotfilm
Shaun of the Dead (2003), Hot Fuzz (2007), The World’s End (2013)
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.
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’
Tweet using #bcotrace Do you think black characters are under represented in mainstream media? If so - why is this?
Will Kickstarter replace Hollywood?
‘Memento’ is an incredible example of inventive, non-linear (disjointed or disruptive) film-making from Christopher Nolan that is available to rent for #bcotmedia students
“…I have to believe that when my eyes are closed, the world’s still there. Do I believe the world’s still there? Is it still out there?” - Memento (2000)
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.
Foreshadowing - to present an indication or a suggestion of beforehand. An advance sign or warning of what is to come in the future.
Marxism is a political philosophy that states how we are all controlled by society.
According to Karl Marx society is characterised by the conflict between the rich/ those with power/ the means of production and the poor/ powerless/ workers who sell their labour.
The majority of people work for the rich.
The wealthy owners make profit while the workers live in relative poverty
Marx believed that history teaches us the workers/ powerless will inevitably grow tired of this and rise up in a revolution that will lead to a classless society where every one is equal (he called this ‘Communism’).
Quentin Tarantino can be considered an auteur due to his distinct visuals (post-modern, highly cine-literate, chapter titles and recurring themes (emphasis on dialogue, violence, revenge, honour, strong female leads) he has a recognisable signature cinematic style.
Consumerism is a social and economic order that encourages the purchase of goods and services in ever-greater amounts.
#bcotfilm - we will be looking at foreign cinema over the coming weeks. Monday we look at Feminism, Queer Theory, Marxism, and Psychoanalysis
The full lineup for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival has been unveiled this morning, with Only God Forgives, the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis and Steven Soderbergh’s Behind The Candelabra all set to vie for the Palme d’Or…