Film: Blue Velvet or After Hours
Pick one of the films, then answer both of the questions below:
1. Identify a visual motif in the film that is some element of mise-en-scene, and discuss how that motif reveals information about theme, story, changes in the circumstances of a character or internal emotional change in a character. You should restrict yourself to one specific, repeating element and discuss how it develops over the course of the entire plot.
2. How is the cinematography used to communicate theme, story, changes in the circumstances of a character or internal emotional change in a character? Identify four specific moments in the film that work using some aspect of cinematography (such as camera positioning, lens choice, framing, shot duration, etc.) and discuss how these choices affect the viewer?s understanding of the film.
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