Write a three page paper that analyzes the mythic and archetypal imagery in the
Write a three page paper that analyzes the mythic and archetypal imagery in the film "Un Chien Andalou"(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfyzOxaMKts). It should also include a bibliography. Incorporate and use mythic, cinematic, or technical terms in your essay analysis. Include an MLA Works Cited and citations and be sure to cite the film itself; Also reference an encyclopedia of myth, and/or criticism on the film, its mythic symbolism, and say something about the director. Assignment #1: Watch Bunuel's Un Chien Andalou and write a paper that analyzes myth and mythic imagery in the short film. The paper should describe mythic aspects of the film. Your paper should analyze specific images and make arguments about the most important mythic symbols in the film. Connect the analysis of symbols with their importance in myth. The paper should be three pages with three sources, an MLA style works cited, and an argument about the film. To begin the writing process, view this silent film several times. Then do some research on when it was created and the directors. Un Chien Andalou is a surrealistic movie written over the course of a three day exchange of myth, fantasies and dreams between Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali. It is Buñuel's only documentary film and it was shot in the Las Hurdes region of Spain between April-May, 1932. It portrays the everyday lives of indigent peasants in one of Spain's most desolate regions. The setting of northern Spain possesses few natural resources and is isolated from outside influences by physical barriers, which makes it an excellent site for experimental and mythic art. After watching the film, decide what mythic image or strange scenes are the most important in conveying a filmic message. Un Chien Andalou (1929) was created before both world wars in a more conservative society that still had similar social norms. The film displays gender struggles that still exist even today, including following desire versus conforming desire to social norms. The film shows how cultural norms of desire are imprisoning, and can even be violent, i.e. the androgynous person who is encircled then mowed down in the street. Find other scenes and discuss their mythic symbolism. For example what is the relationship between the book and the gun? Discuss the film's most memorable, complex, & mythic imagery. Quote criticism of the film to show you have researched what critics say about the complex and/or confusing images in Salvador Dali and Luis Buñuel's "Un Chien Andalou." You may incorporate mythic, cinematic, or technical terms into your essay when analyzing the imagery. Here is a glossary of mythic symbols and terms: Be sure to include an MLA Works Cited page with references and citations. Cite the film, encyclopedia of myth, and/or criticism on the film, mythic symbolism, and the director. Your paper should analyze specific images and make arguments about the most important mythic symbols in the film. Connect the analysis of symbols with their importance in myth. The paper should be three pages with a thesis, works cited, and rationale or theory on the film. Write your paper as a word document and save in rtf, docx, or pdf format. Attach with the heading "yourlastname.UnChien.rtf". Submit all assignments for the course into the assignment drop box on time in this format including your last name. FYI: Technical terms for analyzing film: Cross-Cuts= An editing technique where one filmic frame is related to another entirely different frame through abrupt camera shifts. For example, cross-cuts can entail an abrupt juxtaposition of frames that moves from inside to outside, relates familiar to unfamiliar characters, or relates two entirely different scenes across time and centuries. Mise-en-scene= a French term for "staging," or "the entire framed scene or shot." In film theory it refers to the staged action that 'covers' or records an entire uninterrupted scene within the frame of the film. This scene includes the arrangement, composition and the content of visual elements before the camera (usually in a long-shot). Contents of a mise-en-scene include setting, decor, props, actors, costumes, lighting, performances, and character. Diegesis= This refers to the representational or logically existing parts of the film. Itrefers to the narrative elements of a film (such as spoken dialogue, other sounds, action) that appear in, are shown, or naturally originate within the content of the filmic story and development. The opposite is non-diegetic elements, such as sounds (e.g., background music, the musical score, a voice-over, or other sounds) that do not play a role in the logical or representational development of the film itself (its illogical or unconscious facets).

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