How to Write Intelligently About Film in the Viewing Section. Remember. The viewing section is examining your understanding of visual conventions, not narrative. Choose a film you like Watch it a couple of times, including bonus features and director’s commentary if possible
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How to Write Intelligently About Film in the Viewing Section
The viewing section is examining your understanding of visual conventions, not narrative
Directed by Henry Rubin and Dana Shapiro
Challenges the common stereotype of paraquad men as incapable, dependent, weak and deserving of pity.
Constructs them as independent , athletic, powerful and deserving of respect. In many ways no different from non-disabled people.
Independence conveyed through:
Athleticism conveyed through:
Power conveyed through:
Normality conveyed through
The Pianist, 2002
Directed by Roman Polanski
Germans retreating, destroying Warsaw in the process
Lack of life
Destructive effects of war
Lack of life
Effect of war on humans: reduces us to insignificance
Destroys humanity; reduces us to animals
Site of his passion for music
Regaining his humanity
Shares passion for music; human, not a monster
Lighting: illuminates his head and hands
Lighting begins to illuminate his face
Light on German’s face
Discuss the relationship between visual elements and ideas in at least one of the images provided and at least one visual text you have studied.