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Costumes and Settings

Costumes and Settings

Our exhibit is about the deeper meaning found in costumes and setting within both black and white films and Technicolor films. We have determined that both costumes and setting can interact to illustrate a character’s identity, as well as occasionally the actions that unfold during the films. When we watched these movies, we were struck … Continue reading

Pathos of the Privileged

Pathos of the Privileged

Cinema, as a visual narrative, can convey and propagate significant cultural schemas. One of these schemas in early cinematic works was the simplistic depiction of male protagonists as homogeneous figures representing the masculine attributes universal to conceptions of manhood: strength, intelligence, rationality and psychological balance, leaving the emotional realm of personality to be inhabited by … Continue reading

Portrayals of Conflict Against Authority

Portrayals of Conflict Against Authority

The theme of challenging authority is timeless. Its portrayal in film is a testament to human will and moral. Within the theme of conflict with authority- whether that authority is in the form of a person or an abstract concept- there exist many subheadings and expressions. Our exhibit will feature articles analyzing to what ends … Continue reading

The 39 Steps to the Nouvelle Vague: Hitchcock’s Influence on The French Wave

The 39 Steps to the Nouvelle Vague: Hitchcock’s Influence on The French Wave

François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard drew inspiration from Alfred Hitchcock. As “protoauteur,” Hitchcock’s film making methods and independence as producer/director drove them to create films that showcased their unique styles. In sources such as Cahiers du cinema, we can observe the growth and development of the Turks as both theorists and filmmakers, as well as the … Continue reading

Presentation Schedule and Evaluations

Presentation Schedule and Evaluations

Presentation Schedule Monday in class: Costumes and Settings, Film Noir Monday before the screening: The Hitchcock Effect, Portrayals of Conflict Against Authority, Akira Kurosawa Wednesday in class: Pathos of the Privileged, The 39 Steps to La Nouvelle Vague Each group will be given 20 minutes to give the class a “tour” of its exhibit.  There … Continue reading

Video Tutorials

These video tutorials go over everything we did in the computer lab.  Don’t hesitate to ask if you still have questions! . . . .

Guidelines for Exhibit Proposals

Each group of at least four students will submit one exhibit proposal.  It is up to each group to agree upon a theme for the exhibit.  Proposals should be at least five pages (double spaced) and no more than seven pages.  Your proposal should include A title for the exhibit A list of all curators … Continue reading