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Contents: Viewing Terms

Apparatus theory
ideology / subjectivity / suture

Audience
spectator theory / target audience / historical audience / real audience / projected audience / imagined audience / ideology / viewers

Auteur theory
director / French new wave

Camera angle
eye level camera / high angle / low angle / bird's eye / canted camera

Camera distance
close-up shot / deep focus / depth of field / detail shot / extreme long shot / focus / long shot / medium shot / proxemic code / shallow focus / shot, distance / two shot

Camera movement
pan / track / dolly / tilt / zoom

Codes and conventions
sign (and code) / camera code / lighting code / editing code / performance code / sound code / narrative code / genre (and code)

Director, directing
first cut / final cut / director's cut

Documentary docu-drama / drama documentary / cinema verite / direct cinema / direct address / actuality / interview / file footage / voice over / captioning / re-enactment

Editor, editing
cross cutting / cutting for continuity / cutting on action / dailies / establishment shot / extended frame / fast cutting / fine cut / grammar / negative matching / parallel editing / rough cut / rushes

Expressionism
formalism / surrealism / film noir

Feminist theory
patriarchy / phallocentrism / gaze

Film theory
auteuer theory / apparatus theory / cognitive theory / feminist theory / Marxist theory / structuralism / post structuralism / postcolonial theory / psychoanalytic theory / queer theory

Gaze
fantasy / point of view shot / reverse shot

Gender
sex-gender system / queer theory / masculine/feminine / desire / identification

Genre and format
film genres: action genre / fantasy genre / film noir / historical drama / horror genre / melodrama / musical genre / romance genre / science fiction genre / war genre / western genre

television formats:
cooking show / courtoom drama / game show / home and garden / medical drama / music video / news genre / police drama / situation comedy / soap opera genre / sports

Ideology
myth / naturalisation / middle class ideology / desire / capitalism / socialism / game show / news

Intertextuality
codes / genre / narrative

Lighting
chiaroscuro / high key / low key / three point / fill / back lighting / director of photography / side lighting / spot lighting

Mise en scène
closed frame / composition / frame / light / montage / narrative / open frame / realism / symbol / values

Montage
cross cutting / ideational montage / jump cut / narrative montage

Narrative
narrator, camera as / closed narrative / open narrative / cause and effect / reliable narrator / unreliable narrator

Postcolonial theory
Other / alienation, and colonialism / third cinema

Psychoanalytic theory
desire / lack / identification / scopophilia

Realism
bourgeois realism / social realism / deep focus, and realism

Shot
content curve / establishing shot / close up shot / deferred desire / detail shot / properties of shot / sequence / transitions / hypersignification

Sign
activation of signs / iconic sign / indexical sign / Kuleshov effect / polysemy / signified / signifier / symbolic sign

Structuralism and poststructuralism
binary opposition / poststructuralism / function / subject / object / donor / helper / receiver / difference / trace

Subjectivity
identity / subject position

Suture
desire / gaze / objective camera / point of view shot / reverse shot / subjective camera

Theme
values

Values
Hays Code / Motion Picture Production Code / classification / censorship / G rating / M rating / R rating / MPAA film rating / film ratings

Viewing practices
rules of viewing / narrative viewing practice / affective viewing practice / moral viewing practice / political viewing practice / aesthetic viewing practice



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