Take-Home Analysis

For each of the four clips screened in class, write a 200-word rationale for your identification. In your response, reference the style of the film, including elements such as cinematography, editing, subjects, and sound, and relate it to the particular style of the filmmaker or other films of the movement or genre to which it belongs. Twenty (20) points each.

Your analysis is due at the beginning of class on Thursday, October 17.


To help focus your analysis, you may wish to use only the segment we screened in class. For your reference, here are the clips:

At Land (Maya Deren, 1944)

Manhatta (Charles Sheeler and Paul Strand, 1921)

Anemic Cinema (Marcel Duchamp, 1926)

Rhythmus 23 (Hans Richter, 1923)