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Glossary of film

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film form
overall organization/ system of relations throughout film

function 

purpose, fulfilling roles within the whole system
referential meaning
plot summary
explicit meaning
point of film
implicit meaning
abstract interpretation of film
symptomatic meaning
social ideology of film
evaluation
goodness or badness of film
analysis
setup of film broken down into parts and elements
pattern
formal repetition
motif
repeated significant formal repetition
formal system
structured narrative form, art films, categories
stylistic system
cinematography aspects, motifs, sound
Roshomon
Year=1950
Director=Akira Kurosawa
Summary=
a woman is raped and her husband killed. The film gives us four viewpoints of the incident - one for each defendant - each revealing a little more detail. Which version, if any, is the real truth about what happened ?


Lenny
Year=1974
Director= Bob Fosse
ExProducer= David Picker
Summary=
Interview-style biography of controversial and pioneering stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce. The film traces Bruce from his beginnings as a Catskills comic to his later underground popularity based on his anti-establishment politics and his scatological humor



À bout de souffle
Year=1960
Director=Jean Luc Godard
Summary=
Michel Poiccard, an irresponsible sociopath and small-time thief, steals a car and impulsively murders the motorcycle policeman who pursues him. Now wanted by the authorities, he renews his relationship with Patricia Franchini, a hip American girl studying journalism at the Sorbonne, whom he had met in Nice a few weeks earlier. Before leaving Paris, he plans to collect a debt from an underworld acquaintance and expects her to accompany him on his planned getaway to Italy. Even with his face in the local papers and media, Poiccard seems oblivious to the dragnet that is slowly closing around him as he recklessly pursues his love of American movies and libidinous interest in the beautiful American


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