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5 Matching questions

  1. quality of lighting
  2. highly controlled MES
  3. the cabinet of dr. caligari (1920)
  4. the silhouette effect
  5. key light
  1. a Refers to the relative intensity of illumination.
    -hard: creates clearly defined shadows, crisp textures, and sharp edges.
    -soft: diffused illumination
  2. b the viewer only sees the shadow of the character
  3. c 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.
  4. d 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)
  5. e primary source providing dominant illumination and casting the strongest shadows

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 1. loose plot: the viewer does not know how long the plot or story lasts. years go by during the movie.
    2. spouses: the viewer never sees the faces of the other spouses.
    3. lacks closure: unanswered enigmas - is the child his? did they interact in Singapore?
    4. Elements of MES
    -used for character, thematic, and narrative motivation.
    -->figure movement: slightest movements hint to what is going on in the plot.
    -motifs: recurring elements
    -->the slippers (represent idea of repression); the cigarettes
    -themes: entrapment, repression, isolationism
    -->they often do not look at each other and the only time they do is when they're role playing: can look at each other when they are not their true selves.
    -often shot in shadow and silhouette
  2. this lighting comes from behind the actor and creates edge of light key.
  3. this form of MES deals with things like social conditions, poverty, etc. it was very popular during the italian neo-realism that developed after WWII.
    -Bicycle Thieves (1948): the actors had no previous experience
  4. one of the four elements of MES that is essential to the photographic process of film.
  5. refers to an overall lighting design that uses fill light and backlight to create low contrast between brighter and darker areas.

5 True/False questions

  1. direction of lightingRefers to the relative intensity of illumination.
    -hard: creates clearly defined shadows, crisp textures, and sharp edges.
    -soft: diffused illumination

          

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

          

  3. three point lightingone of the basic techniques of hollywood cinema. it includes backlighting, fill lighting, and key lighting. it is used to focus attention on a character.

          

  4. Costume and Makeupone 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. frontal lightingtendency to eliminate shadows

          

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