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By Maria T. Pramaggiore, Tom Wallis

Film: A serious Introduction, second edition,provides a accomplished framework for learning movies, with an emphasis on writing as a method of exploring film’s aesthetic and cultural value.

This book’s constant and finished specialise in writing permits the reader to grasp movie vocabulary and ideas whereas studying to formulate wealthy interpretations. half I introduces the reader to the significance of movie research, providing worthy thoughts for discerning the way in which motion pictures produce that means. half II examines the basic components of movie, together with narrative shape, mise en scène, cinematography, enhancing, and sound, and exhibits how those suggestions can be utilized to interpret motion pictures. half III strikes past textual research to discover movie as a cultural establishment and introduce the reader to crucial parts of movie reviews research.

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8 I d e n tical h a i rcuts i n Steamboat Bill, Jr. tical haircuts. A parallel may reveal that characters who seem diametrically opposed to one another actually share some underlying characteristics. At the conclusion of The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner 1 980) , Luke Skywalker loses his hand during the light saber battle with Darth Vader. H e later has it replaced with an artificial hand. The robotic limb suggests a physical commonality between the two: Luke has become more like Vader, a robotic figure who is never seen without h i s rigi d , artificial outer covering.

Casting O ' Connor as a Catholic icon adds irony to the fil m . I n tertextu al Refe re n ces Films also sometimes make intertextual references, or references to other films or works of art. Films of the French New Wave are known for their numerous references to French and American films. [n Jean-Luc Godard 's Band of Out­ siders ("Bande a Part " ; 1 964) , the filmmaker playfully references Jacques Demy's Umbrellas of Cherbourg ("Les Parapluies de Cherbourg " ; 1 964) and Charlie Chaplin's The Immigrant ( 1 91 7) .

Us e acronyms such as "TS" fo r a trac k i n g shoe. Buy a l ighted p en co take notes i n the d ark. emphasize the way two young white men harass and physically trap Easy because he is talking to a white woman. Later, when Easy meets D aphne Monet at the Ambassador Hotel, there is a " white only " section. The film's references to historical locations inform viewers about segregation in 1 940s Los Angeles. They show that Easy lives in a divided city: he is comfortable and welcome in some areas, but not in others.!

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