philosophy questions 25

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.”

Section 3:

  • 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 uses Talbot proposes for “photogenic drawing” include making outline portraits or silhouettes, creating the paintings then on glass, and lastly creating drawings of nature and architecture in a more vivid way. I think that creating art from nature, landscapes, and architecture is extremely common today. Traditional artists will copy scenery, and photographers do it all the time. Capturing what is there in a vivid manner is what many artists strive for, as seen with how high quality cameras have become over time. As mentioned, I don’t think Talbot would have been able to predict the high quality cameras that exist today. It is so easy to capture images nowadays, which I believe he would be shocked by.

2nd entry: Jenny Wolski

Walter Mitty’s journey revolves around the missing negative #25 taken by the famous photojournalist Sean O’Connell. The negative is the driving force of the plot and perfectly explains Talbot’s basic process for producing a photogenic drawing. The process that Talbot explains using the nitrate of silver on a sheet of paper, having an object cast a shadow, and then putting the paper in light is apparent in the role of a negative in photography. The negative will be put into an enlarger where it will cast a shadow on the silver photo paper, thus reversing the blacks and whites. This will create an image that shows the light areas of the image as light and the dark areas of the image as dark. It essentially corrects the way that the light was captured in the initial image.