I’m working on a film question and need a sample draft to help me understand better.
This is the prompt I have attached the readings,. lecture notes and will attach the class recordings that will help you answer this prompt :).
Prompt: Describing the power of the cinema as an institution, Metz says that “loving the cinema and understanding film are no more than two closely mingled aspects of one vast socio-psychical machinery.” But he also says that the spectator of a film, who he calls a “deluded subject ego,” is different that a film theorist, who approaches cinema scientifically. How do you see this contradiction played out and explored in François Truffaut’s 1973 film, Day for Night?
class recording 1: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Er4eFBTr80P5wOloa…
class recording 2 (this will help answer the prompt as this is where we discuss the prompt in a small group discussion: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ABV6vdKYgOcSPDZYr…
PLEASE READ to answer the prompt : Metz, Christian, From The Imaginary Signifier (1976/86) 17-33
and PLEASE WATCH to answer the prompt : DAY FOR NIGHT (François Truffaut, 1973, 116m)