24 terms

Film Analysis Western Unit

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Innuendo
a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)
Double- Entendre
an expression that has more than one interpretation, usually arising in a risque pun
Critique
A review or commentary dealing with a literary work of art
Optimism
a tendency to expect the best possible outcome or to look on the bright side
Pessimism
tendency to expect the worst
Analogy
A form of logical inference
Infer
To conclude from evidence
Assertion
a positive statement or declaration, often without support or reason
Implicit
understood but not directly expressed
Amnesty
a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
Ditto
repeat an action or statement
Feud
a bitter quarrel between two parties
Revenge
action taken in return for an injury or offense
Reckoning
to think or assume
Explicit
definite, clearly stated
Philosophical
search for enlightenment and wisdom
Cliche
a worn-out idea or overused expression
Ambivalent
characterized by a mixture of opposite feelings or attitudes
Ambiguous
open to two or more interpretations
Poignant
keenly distressing to the mind or feelings
Empathy
understanding of another's situation, feelings and motives
Montage
rapid sequence of related short scenes or images used as a motion picture technique to underscore the theme
Anti- Hero
a protagonist who lacks the characteristics that would make him a hero (or her a heroine)
Quintessential
the purest or most typical instance