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(This film is available on Kanopy) THE PLAYER Robert Altman was a Hollywood gian
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(This film is available on Kanopy) THE PLAYER Robert Altman was a Hollywood gian
(This film is available on Kanopy) THE PLAYER Robert Altman was a Hollywood giant as a director. Despite being nominated for Best Director five times, his only Oscar is an Academy Honorary Award that recognizes his entire body of work. Of his many classic films like M*A*S*H, GOSFORD PARK, and THE LONG GOODBYE, my favorite has always been THE PLAYER. Released in 1992, THE PLAYER is an inside-the-film-business thriller with a bit of a comic twist to it. It received Academy Award nominations for Best Director, Best Editing, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Content Warning: this film has adult themes and language, brief violence, and brief nudity/sensuality. Please respond to ONE of the following prompts. As you consider these questions, please only relate those elements of the plot that are essential for making your points. Instead, focus on those elements of Cinematic Language that support your points. 1)Our focus in Chapter 6 is on Cinematography. After reading Chapter Six, which of the aspects of Cinematography most stand out in this film? Why? Explore a sequence a sequence of at least one minute in length and provide specific, timestamped examples of Shot Type, Movement, Camera Angle, and Focus. 2) Chapter 5 focuses on Mise-en-Scene. Which of those elements were most striking in your viewing of the film? Explore a sequence of at least one minute in length and identify specific, timestamped examples of Design, Kenesis, Composition, and Lighting. BE SURE TO ANSWER ALL ELEMENTS OF THE PROMPT YOU CHOOSE. Discussion Questions should be written with proper grammar and spelling and should reflect a depth of thought appropriate for a college course. I encourage you to compose your thoughts in a Word document and then to paste that response into eCampus. (Do NOT upload as an attachment!) As always, half the grade comes from responding to another student’s answer. Only one response is required, but the more of a discussion it becomes, the more useful and interesting this exercise will be.

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