1. How does the film start at a dramatic moment in the middle of the drama?
When John sees a missing person sign of his friend; that friend is the same person who's body was seen in the beginning of the movie.
2. What terrific scene will open, and what memorable scene will end the film?
The dead body of the unknown kid will open the film, and the final memorable scene will be when a missing persons sign of John who was knocked out the day before will be posted on campus.
3. What’s my character’s attitude and position in the events?
John is a good cop type main character who is in the wrong places at the wrong time. He searches for the truth but in the end he gets screwed over. He is yet another typical Film Noir character who fights for justice and bends the rules but learns to find out that the world is corrupt and pays for his drive to find justice with his life.
4. How do I introduce my character? If my character isn’t central to the action, what do they witness that is?
We introduce him by showing him in regular class being a normal kid, and as the story develops he develops as a character. The plot revolves around his actions and his actions give him his characterization.
5. How can I help the audience discover what is happening, rather than just telling them everything?
By showing them through action rather than dialogue. Dialogue just intensifies scenes actions give emotion to the scene because everything that we show is what we want the audience to see.
6. How can I reduce things to a minimum, but still have an impact?
By showing only actions since dialogue takes up too much time and by making each action meaningful and relative to the plot.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
1. I think that the questions that i used were very general which let me to dig in to the question and explain the question in great detail. Our definition for the characteristic was very accurate and we discussed it in great and supportable details and facts from the film. The examples of betrayal we found were very concrete and very true so the question of "are you sure that that is betrayal" never arose and it was always "yes yes i see how this particular scene relates to your topic." My connection to film noir was spread out through every slide a little bit, but on one slide i completely dedicated it to explaining what film noir is and how the film demonstrates film noir. My use of key terms was very accurate and it helped to demonstrate how film directors use certain filmic language to convey certain emotions to the audience. By using these key terms accurately i may be able to incorporate them into my next project. With all of this in mind i feel that my group as a hole had several strengths and little faults.
2. I feel that we couldnt really improve much only perhaps clarifying our terms a bit more but it is unnecessary to do so it may be nice. Next time we may make ours a bit more nice looking and give it some eye candy.
3. i think that our presentation allowed me to understand film noir, and then the film allowed me to see examples of film noir and the characteristics that the movies have. overall i think that i can now go out and create a film noir movie accurately however it will take hard work since film noir movies are so demanding of time and they're so detail oriented.