THEMES: GENERAL IDEA ABOUT LIFE AND SOCIETY, MANKIND, WHAT THE STORY IS ABOUT. ART COVEYED BY A NARRATIVE TEXT
EG: THEMES in ATONEMENT - regret, redemption, no second chance in life. Loss of innocence, difference between seeing and believing
MOTIF – RECURRIGN ELEMENTS, IMAGES, MUSIC, PATTERN ACTIONS THAT ARE REPEATED THROUGH A NARRATIVE TEXT AND HAVE SUMBOLIC SIGNIFICANSE.
In atonement it was - water, typewriter sound
EDITIGN IN ATTOENMENT:
1. 1ST time many of the scenes are perception, 2nd time it is reality
NARRATIVE CINEMA; It tells a story by connecting events and following the developing actions of one or more character.
Traditional novels and plays, invisibility of story telling process.
Non – narrative movies are JUST IT.
Classic mainstream cinema is: editing = continuity + invisibility.
Avant Garde cinema: 1910 – 1920
NON-narrative trends – surrealism and Dadaism.
TRADITIONAL ART FORM
E.g. – man ray, water rutterman,
Movies – berlin, symphony of great city in 1927 by Walter rutterman.
Sometimes referred to as cinematic painting and optimal music.
Avant-garde movement was primarily formalist artists, who were more graphic in nature, Oskar fishinger as a great animation Avant – garde artist in cinema.
SURREALISM: ANDRE BRENTON, - USE OF DREAM LOGIC TO GET SOME MEANING THAT IS BEYOND THE LITERAL UNDERSTANDING, SOMETHING THAT CAN NEVER BE EXACTLY PINNED DOWN OR TRANSILATED INTO RATIONAL TERMS.
DADAISM- MOST OFTEN HAD NO MEANING, JUST FORMAL CONSTRUCTS.
Surrealism has some meaning or psychoanalysis, Salvador Dali.
E.g.: David lynch movies, in 2006 – inland empire.
ACAN GARDE CAN BE SEEN AS REVENGE OF POETS AND PAINTERS WHO MAKE OF THE MOVIGN IMAGES THE MAIN CHARACTER OF THE FILM.