Submit a 1-2 page reflection on how directors and cinematographers shape meaning in film using cinematography. You have a choice: Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window (1954) or Spike Lee’ Do the Right Thing (1990),
- What kind of shots and angles do directors and their cinematographers choose and why?
- How do lighting and angles function in the scenes you chose?
- Does the film’s aspect ratio play any role in developing the film’s themes?
Be sure to use specific details you’ve learned in Movies and Meaning. Learn the director and cinematographer’s names. You must cite at least TWO scenes for full credit. If you don’t cite Prince or the resources provided to you to support your arguments, you will not get full credit.
Treat reflections as if they were short essays. You’re not writing a review of these films, therefore do not share how these films impressed you; don’t refer to the “gorgeous cinematography” or “incredible acting.”
Avoid a casual, chatty, gossipy tone. Do not use “I” or “you.” Do not use terms like “personally,” “I think,” “I feel.”