7th March 2016 – 12C Film

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Visual Style:

Watch the Opening scene of Se7en again.

Opening Scene:

 

Answer the following questions:

  • What noir features are present in this opening?
  • What noir features are not present?
  • Why might this be?

 

In pairs/threes:

Divide these scenes between you.

Gluttony:

 

Inside John Doe’s Appartment:

 

Sloth:

 

Lust:

 

Make a presentation analysing one of these scenes in terms of their visual style.

  • What elements could be considered noir?
  • What elements cant?

Does the films visual style fit the definition of a Neo-Noir? Update your chart from last lesson. 

 

 

Se7en Lessons and Clips

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Lessons:

Key Scenes:

Mills discovered ‘Greed’ murder:

Library montage:

Journey to the ‘Sloth’ murder:

Bar conversation after the ‘Lust’ murder:

Opening scene:

Sommerset in Office:

Gluttony:

 

Inside John Doe’s Apartment:

Sloth:

Lust:

Taxi at the finale:

Taxi Leading to the Library:

Diner Scene:

Past Essay Questions

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  • Compare the ways in which key themes in your chosen American films are represented?
  • With reference to your chosen American films, compare the extent to which their messages and values reflect the times in which they are made.
  • With particular reference to the endings of your chosen American films, compare their messages and values.
  • How useful have your wider contextual studies been in understanding similarities and differences in the American films you have studied for this topic?
  •  Compare the ways in which narrative is used to create dramatic conflict in the American films you have studied for this topic.
  • How far do your chosen American films portray themes and ideas in similar ways?
  • How far do the American films you have studied for this topic depend on well established narrative and/ or genre conventions?
  • How far do the American films you have studied for this topic express similar messages and values to one another?
  •  What is significant about setting and/or place in your chosen American films?
  • In the American films you have studied for this topic, how far do the representations of either women or men reflect the time when they were made?
  •  How do key sequences from your chosen American films reinforce their messages and values?
  • ‘Films always reflect the times and places in which they are made.’ How far is this true of the American films you have studied for this topic?
  •  Compare how one sequence from each of the American films you have studied conveys the main themes of these films.
  • Compare how the key messages and values of the American films you have studied reflect the times in which they were made.