FLMS46 PAPER ASSIGNMENT II F2020 The due date for this 5 page paper is Dec. 3, 8 p.m. in gauchobox. Important: type (12 font, Times New Roman, double space) and proofread your paper. Italicize film titles. You should start by reading the book and the articles assigned (Bordwell on art cinema, various authors on genre and documentary film, etc.). Proceed then to apply the analytical strategies explained in the articles to the films we have seen in class. You may concentrate only on the films listed, seen after week 2. You may choose among the following topics: Discuss the concept of style as it relates to authorship. In particular, following Bordwell’s directions, discuss the markers of a director’s style. You may choose to discuss the work of one of the directors whose films we have seen in class. Ask yourself what kinds of observations can you make about the director’s style? Are there certain narrative or stylistic motifs we can locate across his/her films? Does he/she begin/end films in a particular way? How does the director approach the subject matter of the films? Can you identify salient techniques (idiosyncratic use of editing, cinematography, mise-en-scene, and sound)? Can you propose functions for the salient techniques you have identified and for the patterns they form? Consider three or four codes (such as sound, framing, camera movement, depth of field, lighting, the characters position in the frame and in relation to one another, or narrative structure) and how they interact with each other in some scenes you consider crucial to the dynamics of the film. For instance, since we have seen two of Stanley Kubrick’s films, you could choose to write on what narrative, stylistic traits are common to Dr. Strangelove and to The Shining. Consider the main characters. What choices do they make? How are they presented? Note where the camera positions the spectators with respect to the action and to the space in which the story unfolds. Objective of the paper: We want you to demonstrate the ability to consider formal patterns and they way they are shaped by stylistic choices. We want you to become aware of them and to identify them using the analytical language you have studied during the past eight weeks.