Citizen Kane

For much of Unit 4 we examined different techniques in cinematography and explored the “long take” and “subjective point of view” in depth by looking closely at several key examples of feature films and/or clips. Out of all of the examples that we examined in Unit 4 that are listed below, which of these do you consider to be the most significant sequence to the art of cinematography and why?

In your response, please cite at least one passage from Looking at Movies and/or James N. Udden’s essay, “Child of the Long Take: Alfonso Cuaron’s Film Aesthetics in the Shadow of Globalization” (pdf).

Screening: Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006, 114 min)

CLIP: Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)

CLIP: It Follows (David Robert Mitchell, 2014)

Screening: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, 2007, 112 min)

CLIP: Bound for Glory (Hal Ashby, 1976)

CLIP: Rocky (John G. Avildsen, 1976)

CLIP: Lady in the Lake (Robert Montgomery, 1947)

CLIP: Dark Passage (Delmer Daves, 1947)

CLIP: Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978)

CLIP: Strange Days (Kathryn Bigelow, 1995)

CLIP: Enter the Void (Gaspar Noe, 2009)

CLIP: Hardcore Henry (Ilya Naishuller, 2015)