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Month: March 2010

Il grido (Michelangelo Antononi, Italy, 1957)

The final sequence of Antonioni’s Il grido. Began as documentarist in this region, interested in landscape earlier features were melodramas, here returns to Po valley, last film before famous trilogy: L’avventura, L’eclisse, La notte(1960-63). Antonioni’s first color film, Red Desert (1964) sealed his reputation as a high modernist, a reexamination of same topics as Il grido,…

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Part 6: Analysis

EXAMPLES OF FILM ANALYSISClick on the links below to see extremely rudimentary examples of shot breakdown and close analysis of sequences from various films. You should aim to go beyond these examples in the precision and cogency of the analyses in your assignments. Rocco and his Brothers (Rocco e i suoi…

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Part 5: Sound

Section I – Sound Editing Sound in the cinema does not necessarily match the image, nor does it have to be continuous. The sound bridge is used to ease the transition between shots in the continuity style. Sound can also be used to reintroduce events from earlier in the diegesis. Especially…

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Part 4: Editing

Section 1 – Devices a) TRANSITIONS The shot is defined by editing but editing also works to join shots together. There are many ways of effecting that transition, some more evident than others. In the analytical tradition, editing serves to establish space and lead the viewer to the most salient…

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