Exam  

2  short  essays   &   2  iden2fica2ons    

Sample  Ques2ons/Essay  Topics  for   Exam  (Choose  2  of  3)  
For  each  topic,  discuss  at  least  THREE  films  from   THREE  separate  eras  (unless  otherwise  stated)   •  Center  vs.  the  periphery   •  Urban  vs.  rural  seJngs   •  Depic2ons  of  sex  and  gender  rela2ons  

Sample  Ques2ons/Essay  Topics  for   Exam  (Choose  2  of  3)  
For  each  topic,  discuss  at  least  THREE  films  from   THREE  separate  eras  (unless  otherwise  stated)   •  Discuss  how  distribu2on  relates  to  style   (narra2ve  vs.  art-­‐house)   •  Discuss  [one]  of  the  elements  of  mise-­‐en-­‐ scene  or  cinematography  

Approximate  Periodiza2on  for  Russo-­‐ Soviet  Cinema:  
•  •  •  •  •  •  Pre-­‐revolu2onary:  1896-­‐1917   Revolu2onary:  1917-­‐1932   Stalinist:  1934-­‐1953   Thaw:  1956-­‐1964   Stagna2on:  1964-­‐1985   Perestroika/Glasnost:  1985-­‐1991  

Iden2fica2ons  (Pick  2  of  3)  
•  Iden2fy  the  film  and  director.  In  your   discussion  of  the  frame,  include  analysis  of  the   film  language  (cinematography,  mise-­‐en-­‐ scene,  and  sound  and  edi2ng  if  you  can  infer   anything)  as  well  as  its  place  in  the  context  of   the  individual  film  and  in  the  context  of  Soviet   cinema  in  general.  

Aspects  of  Mise-­‐en-­‐Scene  
 
l  l  l  l 

Ligh2ng   SeJng  (décor,  space)   Costume  &  Make-­‐up   Ac2ng  

Ligh2ng  

Ligh2ng  

Ligh2ng  

Ligh2ng  

Ligh2ng  

Ligh2ng  

SeJng  

SeJng  

SeJng  

SeJng  

SeJng  

SeJng  

SeJng  

SeJng  

Costume/Make-­‐up  

Costume/Make-­‐up  

Costume/Make-­‐up  

Costume/Make-­‐up  

Costume/Make-­‐up  

Amphibian  man!  

Ac2ng  
•  Biomechanics   •  Mime   “Naturalis2c”   •  (Stanislavsky)  Method     •  Typage  

Ac2ng:  Typage  

Ac2ng:  Influence  of  Biomechanics  

Ac2ng:  Influence  of  Biomechanics  

Selected  Elements  of  Cinematography  
•  •  •  •  Length  of  take   Framing  (&  offscreen  space)   Distance   Camera  movement  

Other:     •  Sound   •  Edi2ng  

Length  (2me)  of  Shot  

Length  (2me)  of  Shot  

Framing  and  Offscreen  Space  

Framing  and  Offscreen  Space  

Sound  (and  Offscreen  Space)  

Sound  

Distance:  Shot  Scale  

Distance  

Distance  

Distance  

Camera  Movement  

Camera  Movement  

The  End  

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