Discuss the lighting choices in the Wizard of Oz film

This is a three-part assignment

Genre Theory in The Wizard of Oz (1 page)

In the film,The Wizard of Oz, classify it according to its genre (or sub-genre).

Include a link(s) to a trailer or scene(s) from the film.

Discuss the conventions that are typical in films of that genre (or sub-genre).

Explain how this specific film meets the expectations of its genre.

Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references in APA format.

Lighting Choices in the Wizard of Oz Film (1 page)

It can be easier to grasp the importance of the term mise en scène if we break it down into its component elements. This week, we’ll look at the impact of lighting choices on the creation of meaning in a film. In any film, the intensity and direction of lighting will influence how an image is perceived by the viewer, and it can establish or enforce particular themes.

Using specific examples from The Wizard of Oz film, identify the type of lighting used in the film (traditional three-point, high-key, or low-key) and assess the impact of the lighting used to establish the theme.

What are the benefits of the style of lighting used?

How did this technique contribute to the theme?

How was the lighting technique suited to the genre of the film? For example, documentary films tend to rely on natural light as a way of creating an overall tone of authenticity.

Compare how the scene would play if different choices had been made.

You must use at least two outside sources, in any combination of embedded video clips or still photos (provide links). All sources should be documented in APA style.

THE WIZARD OF OZ (3 pages)

• Explain genre theory and, using Chapter 4 of the text as a reference, thoroughly describe the conventions and attributes of your selected genre.

• Provide a basic summary of the The Wizard of Oz movie. As you develop this summary, remember the differences between a film’s story and a film’s plot and how these differences can lead to the inclusion of genre elements.

• Interpret at least two genre conventions exhibited in your chosen feature-length film that help classify it in the selected genre. Be sure to provide a specific example of each convention (e.g., a particular scene or plot component).

• Provide an example of a third convention from your chosen feature-length film and explain how this convention expands the boundaries of the specified genre.

Your paper should be organized around a thesis statement that focuses on how your chosen feature-length film both aligns with and expands upon your chosen genre.


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