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basic premises of classical hollywood cinema

- action from individual characters as causal agents
- psychological motivation
- goal to be achieved


usual pattern of action in classical cinema

- order/ disorder/ order restored
- closer at end


Character construction in classical cinema

- goal oriented
- reflects american ideology of individualism
- importance of psychological motivation


What kind of narration/editing is used in classical cinema?

"continuity editing"/ narration
- camera/editing conveys narrative


classical hollywood cinema style:

subordinated to narrative
-all elements support illusion of reality (lights/ shots/ color/ editing)
- no ambiguity


where is the viewer located in classical hollywood cinema?

privileged positional point of view in the fictional world


Avante Garde Cinema

- thought provoking rather than being pleasurable or beautiful in the conventional sense
- main aim is to challenge and subvert