- 2 pages, single-spaced, serif font, 12 pt.
- 4 paragraphs
- Cite Bordwellâ€™s Film Art at least once in two of the paragraphsâ€”thus twice in total. (Hint: easy link to Associational Form)
- Final Exam, question 1: What does the final shot of Koyaanisqatsiâ€”i.e., of the rocket breaking up on its return to earthâ€”mean in relation to what precedes it . . . perhaps also to what follows it? Hint: Remember how the shot begins. Formally, what kind of shot is it? And then ask how the content of this shot relates to the content of the shots that precede and follow it. Final Exam, question 2: How is Bauschâ€™s art related to Wendersâ€™ art? â€¢ Howdo… (a) the live dance performance and (b) the archival film . . . â€œlive togetherâ€ in Pina?
â€¢ What do these two forms of art make possible for us in thinking about the
presentness of the artist?
Final Exam, question 3:
What significance does the contrast between Joaquin Phoenixâ€™s hoax (in Iâ€™m Still Here) and Mark Borchardtâ€™s authenticity (in American Movie) have for our thinking about the status of documentary truth?
Final Exam, question 4:
Select one film not discussed in the Final Exam (i.e., in the questions above), or on the Midterm, then offer a close analysis of the meaning of the artistâ€™s presence in the film as it relates to the meaning of the artworks on offer in the film.