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  1. figure behavior and staging
  2. the cabinet of dr. caligari (1920)
  3. quality of lighting
  4. fill light
  5. setting
  1. a the most famous example of german expressionism. the building are distorted and not realistic. the lighting doesn't add to the film because they are directly added. the intention is to convey the view of madman (narrative function)
  2. b one of the four elements of MES.
    1. how actors use expressions as elements of MES. what the actor does with his or her body.
    2. arrangement of figures within the frame.
  3. c less intense illumination that fills in, softening or eliminating shadows cast by the key light
  4. d Refers to the relative intensity of illumination.
    -hard: creates clearly defined shadows, crisp textures, and sharp edges.
    -soft: diffused illumination
  5. e one of the four elements of MES. it is the locale where the action takes place. the director can malipulate it in any way he or she pleases.
    Ex. Se7en
    -the director uses a run down office to show that characters are always one step behind the John Doe killer
    Ex. The Hurt Locker scene at supermarket
    -this scene clues us in to the character's transition back to civilian life.
    -size and scale: psychologically overwhelming moment for the character because of the drastic change from Baghdad.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. an arrangement of MES elements so that there is a considerable distance between the plane closest to the camera and the one farthest away. any or all of these planes may be in focus.
  2. this form of MES is not intended to be realistic. it is very famous for using sets that exaggerated reality. very popular during german expressionism, which developed after WWI.
  3. primary source providing dominant illumination and casting the strongest shadows
  4. spotlight shines down from behind from almost directly above.
  5. one of the four elements of mise-en-scene. it is used as an indicator of the character's personality.
    ex. written on the wind (1956)
    -reinforces how the character changes. elsa's character clothing drifts from matching her husband to clashing him as she falls in love with Mitch.
    ex. Edward Scissorhands
    -as the film progresses, edward is adopted by suburban family and wants to fit into the mold of suburbia.
    -even as he transitions, his clothes are still black and white, which clashes with the garish colors of the townspeople, so he does not fit in.

5 True/False Questions

  1. the silhouette effectthe viewer only sees the shadow of the character


  2. high key lightingrefers to an overall lighting design that uses fill light and backlight to create low contrast between brighter and darker areas.


  3. direction of lightingrefers to the path of light from its sources to the object lit.


  4. "In the Mood for Love"Refers to the relative intensity of illumination.
    -hard: creates clearly defined shadows, crisp textures, and sharp edges.
    -soft: diffused illumination


  5. backlightingfrom behind and tends to create silhouettes


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