Over the past forty years the dominant art form in America has shifted from the novel to the movie. Yet for the most part, the movie--and the popular movie, in particular--is not addressed with the same level of critical analysis as the novel. The purpose of this site is to remedy that lack.
As the Russian literary theorist Bakhtin noted, the novel is the youngest of all literary media, the only literary form, in fact, that has arisen within the context of literate civilization, for all the others--the epic, the lyric and the dramatic--are pre-literate in origin.
new page http://fool.vtheatre.net/kino.html for filmplus.org/kino pages
to continue on Anatoly XXI ?
THR334 Film and Movies @ film.vtheatre.net has "part 3. Theory", which became a showcase for "Into the Wild" movie.
Movies as History/Culture? 2007 Movie (Alska related).
There is "part 4. Media" page [ 4 ], made for Monaco textbook.
http://film.vtheatre.net/3/0.html -- four lessons for Case Stury (mostly).
There is no subdirectory and pages for part 4 -- http://film.vtheatre.net/4.html
* New navigation/guide -- vid/pix services, such as http://picasaweb.google.com/anatoly.antohin : Film, Cinema albums + masters (Bergman, Tarkovsky, Fellini). To work on!
My web-year is over, but web questions not...
How to make my pages user-friendly -- ? Since it is not for myself or my live students anymore.
Not a project, but a concept thought.
Spring 2008 -- "Theatre Semester"...
filmplus.org/kino : russian cinema, century 21
From Tarkovsky to Tarantino and Back to Russia -- Mirror and Pulp Fiction.
But 8.5 first -- http://film.vtheatre.net/doc/8.5html
DREAMS : Bergman, Fellini, Kurosawa
Intellectual Montage (Eisenstein) and Associations (X-rays of a single soul? or Spirit - Tarkovsky).
or the Real is accidental?
Who/what is in control?
film = philosophy
... not for this class.
film theory pages [ extra to film.vtheatre.net ]
No film classes - spring 2008
new page -- http://filmplus.org/style.html
ch. 4 - Bordwell and ...
Film Form = Narrative (part II)
but Film Style (part III)
Shot : mise-en-scene
ch. 5 Shot : Cinematorgaphy
6. Editing (Montage?)
7. Sound ...
use Bergman' shots to explain -- composition (visual ... and dynamic)
Bergman's use of sound --
Does every film have/should(?) its own style? It has its own identity.
From The Wild Strawberries to 8.5 -- http://film.vtheatre.net/doc/8.5.html
Subjective (chronotope) narrative is related to hero/character's POV.
Citizen Kane (mise and camera) -- compare with Bergman's.
Start with http://film.vtheatre.net/doc/godfather.html
to post @ http://google.com/group/filmstudy
I thought that one page (Bergman, Tarkovsky, etc.) would be enough... But "what/which" "Bergman"?
... and I have to break "it" into topics, subjects, issues, themes !
New directory, directories?
Bergman. Title(s) -- Wild Strawberries -- what angle? Craft, Art, Theory?
And how to teach it -- Analysis, Directing ...
This process is visible at http://film.vtheatre.net
Subdirectories : I * II * III [Craft : Movies * Art : Film * Theory : Film-Philosophy]
+ doc files (docments) = titles, mostly.
forms (another directory) ... and now VIDEO !
I try to use institutional/comercial services : amazon, google, questia (lists and listing, references, biblio, books) and web 2.0 -- for linking, and etc.
webmaster, I have no time for real webpages.