To receive credit for this discussion, please post a 250-word-ish response to the following prompt by Friday, March 23rd.
Next week we get rolling on our unit concerning film and moving image media. I’m really enthusiastic about film of all stripes (classic Hollywood, silent, experimental, kung fu movies, Italian arthouse, sub-Saharan African cinema of the 1960s and 70s, you name it), but I’m always curious to know what films you all feel passionately about.
The key to close reading a film is to focus intently on specific stylistic choices made during filmmaking. These can range from shot framing, camera movement, editing, music, sound, gestures of actors, lighting, costuming, etc. I’d like you to pick a scene from a film that moves you and then attempt, using the stylistic areas above, to account for what in the sound or image triggers that intense viewer response.