Friday, February 3, 2012

Blog post 3

Types of Meaning

1. Referential Meaning- A concrete plot summary, that refers to things or places already invested with        significance.
2. Explicit Meaning- A concrete, specific meaning that deals with the characters' change during the film. Change here mean their understanding of their dilemma, what they learn about their problems and themselves.  
3. Implicit Meaning- An abstract meaning that goes beyond what is explicitly stated in the film. It is a was to interpret the film.  
4. Symptomatic Meaning- Describing a film's meaning by explaining a particular set of social values that make up the point of the film.

Evaluation Criteria

1. Coherence- Whether the film has a sense of unity and all the parts are clearly connected. 
2. Intensity of Effect- Whether the film is vivid, striking and emotionally engaging. 
3. Complexity- Whether the film engages out interests on many levels, creating a multiplicity of relations among many separate formal elements, and tends to create intriguing patterns of feelings and meanings. 
4. Originality- When an artist takes a familiar convention and uses it in a way that makes it a fresh experience.

Principles of Film Form 

1.Function- The role of effect of any element within the film's form. 
2. Similarity and Repetition- Any significant repeated element in a film.  
3. Difference and Variation- Significant deviations from what is expected or established. 
4. Development- A progression moving from beginning through middle to end. 
4. Unity and Disunity- How relationships in a film are interwoven and how communicative and cohesive it is.  

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