Friday, December 10, 2010

Class notes from viewing

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FILM NOIR: a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes

What are the cynical attitudes in the screen play?-Cynical attitude- a negative attitude about a situation in life.
The cop concerned only with his problems and not with the severity of a crime.
Mrs. Stevenson thinks that her husband married her for her money.
Mrs. Stevenson's father spoiled his daughter. Money is power and can get anything
Henry wants to make his own living by being underhanded
Henry blames everyone for his own problems
Henry believed that money is more powerful than love

How would the film be different if it were created today?
The film will be in color
The leading actress wouldn't have been over-dramatic
The technology/science would have been advanced; no telegrams
The situation where Mrs. Stevenson interferes with another's call about the murder would have had to be changed, maybe a text or email
Younger people in movies may not have smoked

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