To Kill a Mockingbird and Martin Arnold’s repurposing of it in Passage a l’acte
First, view the original scene from To Kill a Mockingbird and Martin Arnold’s repurposing of it in Passage a l’acte.
Then, write an analysis that considers the film from the following perspectives:
Employ the concepts from Film Art “Chapter 10” pgs. 369-386 to characterize Arnold’s film as an instance of experimental media. Which of the types of experimental form described in Film Art does it most seem to correspond with? In what ways does the film present a challenge to the categories presented in the book?
What kind of experience does the film provide? Consider the types of experience outlined in the “Introduction to Film and Media Analysis” lecture as well as the kinds of pleasure outlined in the Plantinga reading. Which of these seem pertinent to describing your experience of viewing the film?
In what ways might we consider Passage a l’acte as an act of cultural criticism that challenges cultural norms as well as the ideological norms of the Hollywood cinema?
Do your best to synthesize these perspectives in your response paper. Consider, for instance, how it’s formal design might be aimed at creating a certain kind of experience for the viewer that allows for its critique to be impactful.