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Anatomy of Cinema: How Movies Move Us

Anatomy of Cinema: How Movies Move Us

Anatomy of Cinema is now at capacity and SOLD OUT.

When we watch a film, the experience tends to wash over us. We pay attention to the story and recognize its effect, but we may not notice techniques that move us—the underlying anatomy that makes up each film. In a series of eight two-hour sessions, Vanderbilt faculty members in Cinema & Media Arts lead interactive discussions on the primary categories of film technique and the aesthetic experience of the moving image.

Anatomy of Cinema Seminar: Editing

Anatomy of Cinema Seminar: Editing

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Session 3: Editing | Editing is the joining of shots, ranging from the “invisible style” of Hollywood cinema to the more experimental techniques of Soviet Montage and the French New Wave. Because editing enables filmmakers to create completely imaginary geographies and temporalities, it is often considered to be the most cinematic of all techniques. Through it, cinema creates its own world. We consider this manipulation and creation. Faculty members: Jennifer Fay and Se Young Kim

Anatomy of Cinema Seminar: Film Sound

Anatomy of Cinema Seminar: Film Sound

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Session 4: Film Sound | The session on sound considers how film’s invitation to the eye finds equal complexity in its address to the ear. Typically very highly produced but too infrequently discussed in its own right, the film soundtrack—including music, dialogue, sound effects, noise, and silence—is often what make cinema a truly moving image. Faculty members: Andrea Mirabile and Lutz Koepnick

Anatomy of Cinema Seminar: Acting in Cinema

Anatomy of Cinema Seminar: Acting in Cinema

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Session 5: Acting in Cinema | What difference does it make that film actors play to a camera instead of a live audience, or that what we perceive as a single performance is typically many performances edited together? How do human actors compete with animals, things, and cinema’s wider environments in film as opposed to theater? This seminar takes stock of the film actor as a force of narrative, a master of technique, and as an entity uniquely produced by film style. Faculty members: Se Young Kim and Claire King

Anatomy of Cinema Seminar: Genres of Feeling, The Film Musical

Anatomy of Cinema Seminar: Genres of Feeling, The Film Musical

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Session 6: Genres of Feeling, The Film Musical | The film musical is defined by the occurrence of song and typically dance within the film’s world. In other words, it entertains the possibility of a world in which people may typically sing and dance as a matter of course. This session explores the Hollywood musical form and its efforts to recover the community, spontaneity, and shared popular experience associated with live performance, along with the particular feelings--associations, emotions, and even political sentiments-- the genre summons forth. Faculty members: Jennifer Fay and Claire King

Anatomy of Cinema Seminar: Art Cinema Today: Moving Images Beyond the Cinematic Auditorium

Anatomy of Cinema Seminar: Art Cinema Today: Moving Images Beyond the Cinematic Auditorium

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Session 7: Art Cinema Today: Moving Images Beyond the Cinematic Auditorium | Film may move us emotionally, but cinema itself is on the move today as well and can be found in museums, art galleries, on portable viewing devices, and on ambient screens that surround us at all times. We move films around, carry them with us, and allow them to move us. At its best, art cinema today experiments with this expansion of viewing arrangements and the ubiquity and mobility of the moving image in the digital age. Faculty members: Se Young Kim and Lutz Koepnick

Anatomy of Cinema Seminar: Film and Painting

Anatomy of Cinema Seminar: Film and Painting

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Session 8: Film and Painting | Photography, some theorists say, liberated painting from the mandates of representation, and many early photographs take their cues from genres of painting. How does cinema fit into and also challenge this narrative? What is the relationship between the moving, photographic image (typically taken of the “real” world) and the still encounter with painting (that typically produces its own world)? This session thinks in broad strokes about the relationship between these two media. Faculty members: Jennifer Fay and Andrea Mirabile

This Week (click showtimes to purchase)

Wednesday

MANCHESTER BY THE SEATONI ERDMANNTHE RED TURTLEPATERSON2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live ActionArtist Discussion with HATCH-ed Designers and Printers: Jim Sherraden, Julie Sola, Mary Louise Sullivan, Bryce McCloud

Thursday

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
TONI ERDMANNTHE RED TURTLEPATERSON

Friday

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO: Post-screening discussion with Vanderbilt University's Hortense Spillers and Terrance Dean (7:00pm)
XX: Post-screening discussion via Skype with director Roxanne Benjamin (11:59pm)
THE RED TURTLEMANCHESTER BY THE SEAI AM NOT YOUR NEGROTONI ERDMANNPATERSONXX

Saturday

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO: Post-screening poetry in the round with Destiny Birdsong, Tiana Clark, Joshua Moore and Ciona Rouse (7:00pm)
Olde Worlde Theatre presents "Peter and the Wolf" and "The Golden Goose"THE RED TURTLEMANCHESTER BY THE SEAI AM NOT YOUR NEGROTONI ERDMANNPATERSONXX

Sunday

PATERSONTHE RED TURTLEI AM NOT YOUR NEGROTONI ERDMANNA Red Carpet Evening 2017

Monday

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO: Post-screening discussion with retired TSU professor Amiri Al-Hadid (7:00pm)
THE RED TURTLEMANCHESTER BY THE SEAI AM NOT YOUR NEGROTONI ERDMANNPATERSON

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