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  1. direction of lighting
  2. the cabinet of dr. caligari (1920)
  3. three point lighting
  4. backlighting
  5. key light
  1. a primary source providing dominant illumination and casting the strongest shadows
  2. b 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)
  3. c from behind and tends to create silhouettes
  4. d 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.
  5. e refers to the path of light from its sources to the object lit.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. less intense illumination that fills in, softening or eliminating shadows cast by the key light
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. spotlight shines down from behind from almost directly above.
  5. Refers to the relative intensity of illumination.
    -hard: creates clearly defined shadows, crisp textures, and sharp edges.
    -soft: diffused illumination

5 True/False Questions

  1. underlightingfrom behind and tends to create silhouettes


  2. Costume and Makeupthis 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


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


  4. backlightthis lighting comes from behind the actor and creates edge of light key.


  5. high key lightingthis creates stronger contrasts and sharper, darker shadows. often the lighting is hard and fill light is lessened or eliminated.


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