Performance and Movement

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Performance and Movement

  1. 1. Mise en scene- performance and movement<br />suggests possibilities as to how we might understand given characters and relationships between characters<br />back to back/ embrace<br />limitless range of possible permutations<br />
  2. 2. Body Language<br />Opening of Casino Royale <br />Which facial expressions of the corrupt British agent seem to you to be important in conveying meaning to the spectator?<br />2)What do we learn about Bond from his performance and movement during the opening three minutes? Hint- before and after drowning<br />
  3. 3. clip<br />
  4. 4. Not spontaneous BUT tightly choreographed<br />create a particular impression on the spectator<br />improvise- exception to the rule<br />hitting the mark<br />
  5. 5. body language<br />gesture is decided to convey meaning- character and relationships for the spectator<br />Hard Day’s Night- momentary escape from confinement<br />
  6. 6. Range of body codes<br />direct body contact<br />proximity of one character to another (proxemics)<br />orientation- facing, back to back , twisting<br />general appearance(tall thin / short fat)<br />head movements(nodding, shaking)<br />facial expressions<br />gestures(kinesics) <br />body posture<br />eye movement/ eye contact<br />aspects of speech- pitch stress , tone, volume, accent, speech errors( paralinguistic codes)<br />
  7. 7. office scene SE7EN<br />the different ways in which the actor’s bodies are orientated in relation to each other<br />the body postures adopted by both<br />the facial expressions used by both actors<br />changes in speech patterns they employ<br />the timing required for the delivery of the lines<br />
  8. 8. lust murder interview room SE7EN<br />HINT Lines delivered/ close-ups/posture/facial muscles linked intimately to eyes/ voice pattern/ rise and fall<br />How are the ten body codes employed by Brad Pitt to the character of Argyle to make meaning for the spectator.<br />

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