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Study List Giannetti Chapter 3 Motion Kinetics movement of the objects within the frame Derivation from the Greek kinema Interpret McCann s citation p 93 In closeup the tear rolling down the cheek 38ab Contrast shots in the theater all long shots and shots in lm Some stars Mel Gibson s Hamlet 39 and genres Laurel and Hardy 311 are more kinetic than others How about Jimmy Cagney and Buster Keaton Dance in lm as kinetic Is it usually a sexual metaphor Compare the dance styles of Fred Astaire elegant and debonair 320 3 10 with Gene Kelly muscular sexy and acrobatic 33b with Michael Kidd athletic and testosterone pumped Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 33c with Bob Fosse funkier raf sh down and dirty Cabaret 3 18 Compare Astaire s and Kelly s use of the camera when lming dance scenes Kinetic symbolism 7 two or three examples of how motion is used to expresssymbolize death The Old and the New with the bull s eye and the pearls in Ladies in Retirement pp 10508 The kinetic ecstasy of death in The French Connection 314 The Moving Camera For all the listed items de ne them name their advantages identify some of their dramatic and psychological impacts on the audience Pan shots Are they intrinsically realist Why Study one formalist pan from Robert Benton s Places in the Heart pp 11415 Tracking dolly shots 7 invented essentially by F W Murnau in The Last Laugh 1922 Some oftheir uses Experience of search the dynamism of character Lyricism elegance eg Singin in the Rain 320 greater energy violence Revelation e g track in during dialogue to underline the statement pp 11719 pullback dolly reveals environment e g the square in Atlanta in Gone With the Wind 321 Ironyauthorial comment e g what the camera reveals in Clayton s Pumpkin Eaters pp 11617 Suggestion of mobility instability inexorable passage of time time s cruel prodigality Max Ophuls Letters from am Unknown Woman p 119 Crane shots 7 really are airborne tracks very popular in Hollywood Handheld camera 7 the ragged rea look of Oliver Stone 323 no lyricism remains Contrast with Steadicam invented in the 1970s7tracking shot without the tracks Zoom shots difference in effect and audience impact from a true track in pp 12122 Mechanical Distortions of Movement most of them invented by the ingenious Georges Melies before 1910 Discuss the dramatic and psychological impacts of fast motion comic impact in Tom Jones 330 slow motion can be very lyrical and beautiful frustrating since it prolongs time Las ofMohicans 33 lb emphasizing violence 33lc and Sam Peckinpah freeze frame as in Truffaut s 400 Coups p131