SPAN 209
GUÍA PARA LA PELÍCULA

TÍTULO:
DIRECTOR:
AÑO:
ACTORES PRINCIPALES:
PAÍS:

1. THEMES-ADAPTATION
1.1. Relate the film to its historical conditions of filmation and production (the historical genre, the period of time . . . ) and its reception?

1.2. The main theme of the movie is ….

1.3. Ideology: What message or messages the film aims to communicate about its world and, by implications, our world? What is it said explicitly or implicitly? How does the film depict women and minorities? What is the meaning of the ending?

 

2. CHARACTERS
2.1. Are they realistic? What makes them realistic (or not)? Does their clothes, their conversation or something else define them? Do the characters seem to fit the setting of the story?

 

3. POINT OF VIEW (intentions of the director--- related to point 1.2. and 1.3.)
3.1. Observe how and when the camera creates the point of view of a character. In what ways the point of view is determining what I see? Does it limit or control my vision in any way?

 

4. MISE-EN-SCENE
4.1. Do the objects and props (costumes, sets, lighting . . .) in the setting, whether natural or artificial ones, have a special significance that relates to the characters or story?

 

5. COMPOSITION AND IMAGE
5.1. Explain the angle of the camera in some scenes. How does it affect the story?

5.2. Sound (or silence)/ music-What is the relation of the sound to the image in specific scenes or sequences?

 

See for film vocabulary in Spanish:

http://lilt.ilstu.edu/smexpos/cinergia/diccionario_de_terminos.htm

http://lilt.ilstu.edu/smexpos/cinergia/diccionario_de_conceptos.htm