Glossary of RTVF 1320 MIDTERM
Created by danielleroach
- the characteristic features of a civilization or state; behavior typical of a group or class
- "a relatively coherent system of values, beliefs, or ideas shared by some social group and often taken for granted as natural or inherently true"
- a dominant ideology of the western world. suggests that white men and the acquisition of wealth are the most important aspects of life.
- white patriarchal capitalism
- the type of film you see most often. identified by big budget, big stars, and big advertising campaigns.
- hollywood cinema
- film produced outside the hollywood industry. tends to be more oriented towards social issues, radical formal techniques, or other subjects which are not considered "mainstream." hard to find outside urban "art house" theaters and very good video stores.
- independent cinema
- a monopolistic practice in which all aspects of a capitalist endeavor (production, distribution, retail exhibition) are controlled by the same person or group of people.
- vertical integration
- the world of the film's story
- this term refers to how the spectator is positioned in relation to the diegesis, how he is pulled into the world of film.
- approach to film study that argues that the director is the most important force behind the making of a film
- auteur theory
- the building block of cinema
- literally "placement within the frame"
- refers to the constitutive elements that make a film uniquely a "film" and not a painting or short story
- film form
- this is what a work is about
- five elements of film
- 1.literary design
2. visual design
5. sound design
- competition of various businesses and industries in the marketplace should be unhindered by governmental intrusion
- open market economy
- the ongoing struggle to maintain the consent of the people to a system that governs them
- the process whereby various social groups exert pressure on the dominant hegemony
- hegemonic negotiation
- institutions such as armies, wars, police forces, terrorism, and torture are institutions known as?
- repressive state apparatuses (RSA)
- legally inscribed African Americans as second0class citizens
- Jim Crow Laws
- biases incorporated into the very structures of our "free" nation
- institutionalized discrimination
- institutions such as schools, family, church, media are?
- idealogical state apparatuses (ISA)
- when negative concepts about race, gender, class, or sexuality are felt by members of those groups to be true
- internalized discrimination
- damaging to one's sense of self
- process under capitalism whereby an idea or a thing is turned into a marketable good
- absorption or assimilation of a subcultural style or artifact into the dominant culture
- broad area of research and theory that attempts to explain how culture works in relation to history, economics, diversity, etc.
- cultural studies
- any text produced and then decoded by a reader
- cultural artifact
- aspect of cultural studies, research that explores the ways and means people and things are represented in media systems
- image studies
- process of presenting an image of something in order to communicate ideas or tell a story
- mediate systems we use to communicate with one another, such as language, art, literature, movies, TV, and the internet
- representational systems
- process by which the producers of a cultural artifact place both conscious and unconscious meanings into a text
- process by which a reader makes sense of a text
- cultural artifact that overtly attempts to sway opinion
- the decoding of a text, as it was intended by its producers to be decoded
- dominant readings
- process by which a reader decodes a text in ways not intended by those who encoded it
- oppositional readings
- when a reader decodes a text partly according to the ways it was encoded and partly in ways that it was not
- negotiated readings
- chain of events, cause & effect, time & space
- explicitly presented and what you infer (diegesis)
- story (what)
- explicitly presented actions and extra digetic
- plot (how)
- a screenplay consists of?
- 1. characters
- literary devices:
- what does CHWNF stand for?
- goals of the CHWNF:
- 1. easy to follow formula
3. spoon feed
4. suture (invisible style)
-doesnt call attention to itself
- the 7 parts to the CHWNF:
- 1. individual characters goals/desires
4. love interest
5. narration (how)
6. linear narrative
7. happy ending-closure
- Vladmir Propp gave 7 character types. they are?
- 1. hero
4. donor (gives hero special powers)
5. dispatcher (sends hero on quest)
6. false hero (ends up on villains side)
7. helper ("robin" to "batman")
- what is 3 point lighting?
- 1. key
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