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Glossary of RTVF 1320 MIDTERM

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the characteristic features of a civilization or state; behavior typical of a group or class
culture
"a relatively coherent system of values, beliefs, or ideas shared by some social group and often taken for granted as natural or inherently true"
ideology
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
diegesis
this term refers to how the spectator is positioned in relation to the diegesis, how he is pulled into the world of film.
suture
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
shot
literally "placement within the frame"
mise-en-scene
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
content
five elements of film
1.literary design
2. visual design
3. cinematography
4. editing
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
hegemony
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
ego-destructive
process under capitalism whereby an idea or a thing is turned into a marketable good
commodification
absorption or assimilation of a subcultural style or artifact into the dominant culture
incorporation
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
representation
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
encoding
process by which a reader makes sense of a text
decoding
cultural artifact that overtly attempts to sway opinion
propaganda
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
Narrative
explicitly presented and what you infer (diegesis)
story (what)
explicitly presented actions and extra digetic
plot (how)
a screenplay consists of?
1. characters
2. action
3. setting
4. dialogue
5. title
6. themes




literary devices:
symbol
allegory-allusions-references
metaphor
bookends-framing device
repetition (parallelism)
foreshadowing
irony





what does CHWNF stand for?
Classical
Holly
Wood
Narrative
Form



goals of the CHWNF:
1. easy to follow formula
2. pleasurable
3. spoon feed
4. suture (invisible style)
-doesnt call attention to itself



the 7 parts to the CHWNF:
1. individual characters goals/desires
2. protagonist
3. antagonist
4. love interest
5. narration (how)
6. linear narrative
7. happy ending-closure





Vladmir Propp gave 7 character types. they are?
1. hero
2. villain
3. princess
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
2. fill
3. back

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