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Part 1: Learning to Look at Images

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Activity 1B: Tools of the Visual Storyteller

Examples of movie scenes with no dialogue:

  • The car chase scene from Bullitt, 1968, is dialogue-free
  • The opening scene from X-Men, 2000, includes some screaming and some words spoken in German, but no English words are spoken
  • Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights, 1931, has very few title cards representing dialogue
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968, contains many scenes without dialogue, including the opening sequence
  • Wall-E, 2008, contains many scenes without dialogue
  • The Triplets of Belleville, 2003, is nearly dialogue-free
  • Vertigo, 1958, includes a lengthy, nearly dialogue-free sequence in which James Stewart’s character, Scottie, follows Kim Novak’s character, Madeline

Examples of movies that use the elements of art and principles of design effectively:

  • Hero, 2002
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2001
  • A Room with a View, 1985
  • Diva, 1981
  • A Passage to India, 1984

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