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Senna analysis

  1. 1. April 09, 2014 Senna (2010, Asif Kapadia) How is the story told? How similar to a fiction film? Are you manipulated? SCREENING NOTES Filming techniques Narrative Structure Spectator Responses Important Scenes What was used when? Who tells the story? How are we supposed to feel? Influential moments?
  2. 2. April 09, 2014 Asif Kapadia talks about making the film. How is Senna similar to a fiction film? 1. Protagonist versus Antagonist 2. Scenes of drama and action 3. Identification with a character 4. Non-diegetic music to create atmosphere
  3. 3. April 09, 2014 KEY QUESTIONS 1) What is the relationship between the spectator and the screen during the film? 2) There is a clear POV in Senna, does this affect our reading of the film? - What does this depend on? - Does this change? 3) Discuss the type of footage used and how it is used. - Domestic footage - Publicity footage - Races - Drivers' meetings 4) How do you feel as we move towards the inevitable end? - How is this built up? - How does the film maker handle the end of the film? 5) Discuss the use of sound in the documentary as powerful storytelling device. Individual  questions: 1. Provide  speci6ic  examples  of  what  you  felt  when  and  why. 2. Which  scenes  provoke  emotional  responses  and  why? 3. Respond  to  this:  this  is  a  very  boas  and  romanticised  view  of   Senna 4. What  impact  does  including  an  antagonist  have  on  the  narrative? 5. What  are  your  feelings  towards  the  protagonist  and  how  is  this   shaped  by  the  6ilmmaking? 6. Do  we  need  to  be  interested  in  the  subject  matter?  Why?  Why   not? 7. If  this  6ilm  was  constructed  in  a  different  way,  how  could  this   effect  the  spectator? 8. What  is  the  impact  of  including  only  archive  footage? 9. How  are  spectators  responses  manipulated?  Give  examples

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