5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- the silhouette effect
- highly controlled MES
- Costume and Makeup
- a spotlight shines down from behind from almost directly above.
- b the viewer only sees the shadow of the character
- c this lighting comes from behind the actor and creates edge of light key.
- d 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.
- e 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.
5 Multiple choice questions
- below the subject and tends to distort figures
- refers to the path of light from its sources to the object lit.
- one of the four elements of MES that is essential to the photographic process of film.
- less intense illumination that fills in, softening or eliminating shadows cast by the key light
- 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
uncontrolled MES → 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.
"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
three point lighting → refers to the path of light from its sources to the object lit.
frontal lighting → spotlight shines down from behind from almost directly above.
low key lighting → this creates stronger contrasts and sharper, darker shadows. often the lighting is hard and fill light is lessened or eliminated.