my Film Theory midterm was returned to me yesterday. i didn’t miss a damn point. 25/25=A. in celebration test your vocabulary. i got 161 correct. apparently that only puts me in the lower 25th percentile. i guess i’m stupid after all.
i’ve a Film Theory midterm today.
last night was spent wrestling with concepts of the ontologies of cinema, soviet montage, theories and requirements for cinematic Realism, questions of auteurship and genre and a little bit of semiotic icing to top it off. currently i’ve something akin to Walter Benjamin’s Marxist ideas of base/superstructure (in re: to the aura of mechanically reproduced objects like film) brewing with Rick Altman’s semantic/syntactic approach to film studies and Christian Metz’s idea of denotative and connotative implications of film form. i wonder what is going to percolate?
in the meantime go amuse yourself at Bitter Films with Temporary Anesthetics.