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Singer announces that this session will continue the discussion of the last 2 weeks, which included an introduction to the philosophy of film; watching Beauty & the Beast (an archetype of what Cocteau calls "the poetry of film"); and discussion of the distinction between realist and formalist schools.
Singer mentions the work of the American philosopher William James.
Singer continues discussion of Beauty & the Beast.
Singer reviews the Disney version of Beauty & the Beast, which draws on Cocteau's version to some degree.
Emily begins presentation on Citizen Kane, discussing themes of alienation in the film.
Discussion of Welles's choice of the word "Rosebud."
Singer argues that Welles is not sympathetic to the character of Kane; students discuss whether or not they felt sympathy for the character.
Singer discusses Welles's involvement with politics.
Emily continues presentation with discussion of how techniques of cinematography are used to express elements of time, memory, reality, and illusion.