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Wednesday
Jan182017

BLOG 9 - Auteur Study - due Friday 27th January 

READ THIS ARTICLE FIRST - it is on signature styles of directors 

IF YOU DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THESE DIRECTORS USE THE SCORCESE WORK THAT WE DID IN CLASS.

Choose one of the following directors and look at three of their film openings.

Alfred Hitchcock

Martin Scorcese

Stanley Kubrick

Baz Lurhman 

Guy Richie

Wes Anderson

Coen Brothers

Quentin Taratino 

Jane Campion

Chris Nolan

Tim Burton

John Carpenter

Woody Allen

Tim Burton

Mike Leigh

Or any other director that you are interested in from the IMDB list of auteurs - click to go to page.

Task 

Watch three openings by this director.

What aspects of the openings are visually similar: this is known as the signature style of the director.

Analyse their use of colour/framing/shot types/angles/movement, pace of titles/editing, how characters/place/time are introduced. How do they utilise music and sound?

If the genres of the films are different - is the signature style of the director still recognisable?

NOW - for each film sum up what you actually know about the narrative of the film from the opening two minutes.

 

 

 

 

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