Film analysis of Dr.Strangelove (1964) There should be no opinions in this paper. Use verified resources and site them appropriately within the paper.
The textbook should be one of your sources:
Barsam, R. (2015). Looking at movies (5th ed.). New York & London: W W Norton.
-Answer the following questions about this film:
1. Describe how each of the following two elements (design and composition) of mise-en-scene convey information about the story and characters, set a particular mood or emotional response, and/or enhance audience identification (with story and characters):?
For Design, choose between the following (don’t do all, but the one that best fits your film): the set design & decor; the type of set; the use of props; types of costuming & makeup, etc. ??For Composition, choose between the following (again, don’t do all, but the one that best fits with your film): Framing choices (esp. balanced/unbalanced, proxemics etc.); space (on-screen, off-screen, empty, full, etc.); open/loose vs. closed/tight framing; kinesis, etc.
Be sure in your response to describe in some detail one (1) specific scene from your film that illustrates a specific design element AND one (1) that illustrates a specific composition element. Papers that only cover one of these mise-en-scene elements will lose points. Papers with only a general description of each will lose points.
2. Describe one (1) notable example of any one (1) the following significant lighting technique to establish mood, themes, or story information in your film:
Highlighting; use of shadows; the quality of light (e.g. hard, soft, high key, low key, etc.); direction of light (back, top, bottom, etc.); and/or source of light (e.g. 3 key, single light, natural light, etc.).
In other words, consider any interesting uses of light to create a particular mood, to reveal a character’s feelings, to conceal characters or objects, etc. Again, don’t do all of these, but choose only one and demonstrate how it occurs in a different specific scene than chosen for question #1. Be sure you sufficiently describe the type of lighting your application of the choice in the specific example you select from the film (enough so I know you understand the technique). Again, avoid making just a general discussion.
3. Given the constraints of the time period for the film you chose (plus the context and type of the film), is this use of mise-en-scene and lighting effective in establishing a particular mood, audience response, or theme/meaning, and why/why not? Be sure you justify your response based on the appropriate concepts.
In completing this section, be objective, and stick to the idea of effectiveness in conveying a mood, the theme, the story, verisimilitude (if important to the story), and or in enhancing audience identification, etc. Although this section should be less developed that the prior sections, you still should make a convincing case for your assessments.