SOME TERMS FOR SECOND EXAM (read through the lecture notes and text book for other terms

Depth of field: How much of the frame from camera to infinity is in focus. Narrow focus has a short depth of field, deep focus has a great depth of filed. Used to focus or defocus attention

Diegesis: the word of the film. Background music is non-diegetic

Direct address: a performer talking directly to the audience

Genre rules: rules of specific genres which the audience accepts for that genre

Hermeneutics: techniques to decode a text

Intertextuality: referring to another work of art with some significant meaning to the film

Motif: a repeated element

Non linear: non chronological narrative

POV shot: Point of view shot: A shot through a characters eyes

Reflexivity: looking at itself. Usually when films look at films and film making

Sartorial code: coding information in clothing

Scopophila: Desire to look or see something

Set Pieces: scenes which are specularize to fulfill audience’s scopophilia, Often important for the genre

Sign: something which represents something else in a non-arbitrary way

Specularize: to make something large or important

Sub text: the underlying meaning of a story

Suspension of disbelief: The idea that the audience will acceptthings in a film they normally reject as possible

Symbol: something which represents something else arbitrarily. (compare sign)

Trope: a device not used in its literal sense. (e.g. as metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche,