kevyn: (Default)
( Jun. 5th, 2008 01:45 pm)
Just had my last class session today. Now, it's on to FINALS WEEK (agh!)

I have 2 finals next week:

ENG 335 Global Postwar Film
Exam Tuesday, 08:00 (yuck).
Bring a Blue Book. Study Guide posted on BlackBoard.
ALSO DUE: 2-page transnational paper.

POLSC 445B Québec Studies
Exam Thursday, 15:30
Bring TWO Blue books. Open note/open book exam! (Yay!)
1. Revision of "Québec's American Problem" paper, adding 2 pages of personal analysis
2. 15-page paper on any Québec topic I like.

That's it. Once I complete the above, and turn in the paperwork for graduation in August, I am DONE!
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( Jun. 5th, 2008 12:01 pm)
ENG 335: Postwar Global Film
Class Notes -- 2008.06.05

DOGME 95, continued...

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( Jun. 3rd, 2008 12:06 pm)
ENG 335: Postwar Global Film
Class Notes -- 2008.06.03

A postmodern avant-guard film tradition which began in Denmark in 1995.
Dogme 95 builds on, as well as deconstructs, the earlier New Wave movements.
It is a movement that isn't really a movement, a not-entirely-serious satire that has grown since its inception.

"The Chastity Belt"
Dogme 95's 10 rules to make authentic films
1. LOCATION - Shooting on location ONLY. No sets. Props must not be brought in.
2. SOUND - Only natural sound. No recording of sound separate from that recorded during filming. No looping, no sound FX.
3. CAMERA - Only hand-held cameras.
4. COLOUR - Only film in colour, without special lighting.
5. OPTICS - No filters or optical work. No superimposed titles. No SFX.
6. ACTION - No superfluous action. (No murders, weapons, etc.)
7. TIME - Film must be set in the here and now. No period pieces, or future fiction pieces.
8. GENRE - Not allowed.
9. FILM - The final picture must be transferred to Academy 35mm film, with an aspect ratio of 4:3, that is, not widescreen. (The 35mm film rule has been relaxed over time, in light of the emergence of digital filmmaking.)
10. DIRECTOR - The director must not be credited.

Cool 6-minute video to explain the Dogme 95 movement:

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( May. 29th, 2008 12:04 pm)
ENG 335 Postwar Global Film
Class Notes -- 2008.05.29

Class Discussion: "In the Mood for Love" (2000)
Directed by: Wong Kar-Wai
Genre: Hong Kong Melodrama
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English 335 - Postwar Global Film
Class Notes, 2008.04.29
Xala & the French New Wave )
English 335 - Postwar Global Film
Class Notes - 2008.04.24
Nollywood )


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