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The annual conference of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) welcomes you to the Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, June 11th – 14th, 2017

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Wednesday, June 14 • 14:30 - 15:00
SP Sam Roggen. Planimetric Staging and Pictorial Flatness in 1950s CinemaScope: A Systematic Style Analysis

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This paper, which is part of a research project on film style in early American widescreen cinema, studies the mechanics of the planimetric or clothesline composition in CinemaScope, while also examining its connections with contemporaneous creative movements. It adopts a historical-analytical poetics of cinema, based on quantitative as well as qualitative analyses, in order to explore how CinemaScope affected the staging patterns and shot compositions of Hollywood studio films in the 1950s, with particular attention for flatness and horizontality.

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Sam Roggen

Teaching and research assistant, PhD student, University of Antwerp
Sam Roggen is a teaching and research assistant and PhD candidate in Film Studies and Visual Culture at the University of Antwerp. In his PhD, he examines film style in early American widescreen cinema, with particular attention for the CinemaScope format. His articles on film criticism... Read More →

Wednesday June 14, 2017 14:30 - 15:00 EEST
A-301 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki

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