Submit a 1-2 page reflection on how directors and cinematographers shape acting in film using
cinematography or production design. Use Robert Bresson’s Pickpocket (1959) OR Lucrezia Martel’s Zama
(2017), both available on Criterion Channel or a free streaming service of which you’re a member. These
questions should help frame your response:
How do cinematographers help acting choices — how do they light or choose angles to frame those
How does mise-en-scène frame acting choices?
Be sure to use specific details you’ve learned in Movies and Meaning. You must cite at least TWO scenes
for full credit. If you don’t cite Prince to support your arguments, you will not get full credit.
Do not use terms like “personally,” “I think,” “I feel.” Treat reflections as if they were very short essays.
You’re not writing a review of these films, therefore do not share how these films impressed you; don’t refer
to the “gorgeous cinematography” or “incredible acting.” Avoid a casual, chatty, gossipy tone.
2 movie clips must be included in the reflection and some information from ch.3 and 4