5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- highly controlled MES
- Costume and Makeup
- frontal lighting
- the silhouette effect
- a 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.
- b tendency to eliminate shadows
- c the viewer only sees the shadow of the character
- d from behind and tends to create silhouettes
- e 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 Multiple choice questions
- one of the basic techniques of hollywood cinema. it includes backlighting, fill lighting, and key lighting. it is used to focus attention on a character.
- this lighting comes from behind the actor and creates edge of light key.
- refers to the path of light from its sources to the object lit.
- below the subject and tends to distort figures
- 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 True/False questions
figure behavior and staging → 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.
quality of lighting → refers to the path of light from its sources to the object lit.
Deep Scene → 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.
lighting → one of the four elements of MES that is essential to the photographic process of film.
"In the Mood for Love" → 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