film edit analysis questions
Answer THREE of the following questions using provided documentation in additional material. Each answer should be in the form of an essay 600-900 words in length. Be as precise as possible, and take into consideration both technical and thematic aspects of the films in question:
1. Consider the symbolic meanings of Kong in King Kong (1933), and of the shark in Jaws. Show how the films make clear that these creatures are more than simply animals, and how the films suggest particular interpretations. For example, if Godzilla represents the atomic bomb in his first film, what do Kong and the shark represent, and why?
2. Double Indemnity and The Hitch-Hiker are both examples of the film noir. Compare their approaches to the creation of the film noir mood and suspense. What points in common do their approaches have, and what are the significant differences?
3. Explore how sets and camerawork are used to convey important information about the characters of Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane and Franzis in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.