Film Theory Grade

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.

Film Theory midterm

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.