I want you to analyze the movie and answer the questions based on the movie and references provided. Just one paragraph for each section answering in details, and comment 2 entries of other students.
•read Talbot, “Photogenic Drawing”
•watchThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Section1: Explain one aspect of the film that stood out to you as a movie — for example, how it was lit, edited, etc.
Section 2: Apply 1 aspect of Talbot’s theory of photogenic drawing to the film “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”
- First, explain 3 of the uses that Talbot proposes for “photogenic drawing.”
- Second, pick 1 of those uses and explain whether or not it came to pass.
- Third, what is one aspect of images today that Talbot would not have been able to predict?
Entries: give a reply to each entry based on you understanding of the topic, does not have to be long.
1st entry: Rachel Suter
Three of the usesTalbot proposes for “photogenic drawing” include making outlineportraits or silhouettes, creating the paintings then on glass, andlastly creating drawings of nature and architecture in a more vivid way.I think that creating art from nature, landscapes, and architecture isextremely common today. Traditional artists will copy scenery, andphotographers do it all the time. Capturing what is there in a vividmanner is what many artists strive for, as seen with how high qualitycameras have become over time. As mentioned, I don’t think Talbot wouldhave been able to predict the high quality cameras that exist today. Itis so easy to capture images nowadays, which I believe he would beshocked by.
2nd entry: Jenny Wolski
Walter Mitty’s journey revolves around the missing negative #25 taken bythe famous photojournalist Sean O’Connell. The negative is the drivingforce of the plot and perfectly explains Talbot’s basic process forproducing a photogenic drawing. The process that Talbot explains usingthe nitrate of silver on a sheet of paper, having an object cast ashadow, and then putting the paper in light is apparent in the role of anegative in photography. The negative will be put into an enlargerwhere it will cast a shadow on the silver photo paper, thus reversingthe blacks and whites. This will create an image that shows the lightareas of the image as light and the dark areas of the image as dark. Itessentially corrects the way that the light was captured in the initialimage.