Questions related to Film Theory
I have found multiple references on solubility however I can find nothing on transmissibility. The later is usually reserved for polymer films but in theory it should be determinable for water as well. Just curious if anyone had done it before.
I am thinking of doing a symptomatic interpretation of Big Hero 6 using the contextualist and generic approaches in film theory, but I am not sure if this is the best methodology for my project. Does anyone have any thoughts on this (possible problems, etc.) and how well this approach would lend to a discussion of the film's meaning?
Additionally, I'm curious as to how other researchers have analyzed animation films and determined meaning/what the film tells about the concerns of modern society. Please share if you have any examples!
Thank you very much for your help!
Hi - I've heard of some documentary character portraits of children where any child who courted the camera was automatically ruled out. These production teams / directors were only interested in children who had no a priori interest in the filming process. The production team’s calculation was that if a subject wants to be filmed, s/he is already trying to ‘sell’ some version of themselves which could make it harder to connect with the individual’s deeper motives or more authentic impulses away from the camera. Does anyone have references to these films / directors?
This process also implies questions about ‘authenticity’ and ‘performativity’ (Bruzzi 2006) and turns on the extent to which the camera catalyses events or reflects what unfolds in the world and has a resonance with this enquiry, but I'm most interested in references to the films themselves. Anyone in London on May 6th & interested in this area, could book onto this event/screening of my current film.
06 May 2015
14:00 to 16:00, London College of Communication, Room MLG 06
Justine: Screening and Discussion
A screening of Pratap Rughani’s award-nominated documentary exploring the world of unspoken communication between people of different neurologies.
Work: The effects of alterations to the original Godzilla (Gojira) on interpretations of the Japanese 'Other' to the film's American audiences.
I would like to analyse films made by women considering film aesthetics and narrative structures. Is there an alternative female oriented theory i can use instead of the psychoanalysis based literature by Mulvey, Butler & Co.?
I offer a course on (mainly mainstream) cinematic portrayals of international relations and interactions--using films such as V for Vendetta, Battle of Algiers, Avatar, Dr. Strangelove, Night of the Living Dead, Last Emperor, Fight Club, The Mission, and many others. We discuss culture, politics, colonization, the state, IGOs and international law, war, and utopian/dystopian futures. I would also be interested to read any recommended syllabi, film reviews, critical essays, or other analyses of film and cinema. Many thanks!
Research Questions are:
Q1. How frequent was male gaze used in portraying female image in the movies?
Q2. What was the direction of the messages? (Sexual, social, domestic gender roles, etc)
Q.3 How intense were the male gazed messages regarding female portrayal in the Bollywood movies?
Q4. How much space was given to the aforesaid messages?
Q5. Is there any relation between the inclination of Pakistani university students to watch Indian movies and female presentation?
Q6. What changes have Indian movies created in Pakistani university male students towards female image?
Q7. What is the relationship between Indian movies and female students’ perception of themselves and other females?
The model of theoretical framework is attached
I'm looking for materials for a course on documentary and non-fiction film studies. I am open to any and all suggestions.