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Name of first family thriller

Suspense

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Plot of Suspense

tramp threatens mother/child, father saves the day

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What team made Suspense

Husband/Wife team

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Suspense special fx

3-way split screen, triptych

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Birth of a Nation Director

DW Griffith

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Father of film grammar

DW Griffith

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Root of Griffith's innovations

did not actually begin with him

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Result of Birth of a Nation

spike in race riots, uprising of klansmen #s

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Whats tough about birth of a nation?

hard to separate formal from social

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Battleship Potemkin dir.

Eisenstein

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Battleship Potemkin genre

Fictional narrative meant to glorify real-life anti-Tsarist uprising

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Most famous sequence in Battleship Potemkin

Odessa Steps, montage

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Evil people in Odessa steps

cossacks

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Style of Odessa Steps

Montage

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Conflict in Montage of odessa steps

juxtaposition of images of innocent w/ violent

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Eistensteins' overlooked masterpiece

October

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October $

Commissioned by Soviet Central Committee to commemorate 10 year anniversary of Oct. Rev.

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October's revolution

early Lenin/Socialist revolution

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October locations

REAL (i.e. Winter palace)

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Film's leading grammarian

Eisenstein

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Director who was all about organicness

Eisenstein

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Eisenstein scale of extras

LARGE SCALE (thousands of extras)

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Eisenstein had strong sense of

chaos

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October biggest 2 scene (+ex.)

BRIDGE SCENE
-Dead horse hanging off
-falling corpse
+TOPPLING OF ALEXANDER II Statue

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Eisenstein pro-

Lenin/propoganda

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Man Ray's big film

Return to Reason

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Genre of Return to Reason

Early Dada film

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Man Ray's invention

Rayograph: Object placed between light source and photo sensitive film>Moyion pivtures

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Example of rayograph material

sprinkling salt/pepper on film

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Added shots in return to reason

night shots of carnival

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Key model in return to reason

nude Kiki in striped light

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ballet mechanique dir.

fernand leger

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ballet mechanique

masterpiece of modern art & influential expiramental film

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Ballet Mechanique concerns

concerns about modernization/times

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Ballet mechanique shows a mechanical universe, with _________________

a very human face

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techniques used in ballet mechanique

repetition to rep. clockwork structure of everyday life

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photographer of ballet mechanique

dudley murphy

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ballet mechanique music

eric Satie/overwhelming sounds

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shots in ballet mechanique

rapidly cut, like a cubist painting

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Directors of Realism (2)

Lumiere/Edison

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Film of Classicism

Birth of a Nation

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Film of Formalism

Battleship Potemkin

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Film of Docu

Nanook of the North

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Avante-Garde director

Meilies

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Examples of Style in film

Realism, Classicism, Formalism

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Examples of Type in film

Docu, Fiction, Avante-Garde

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Basis of narrative films

cause/effect

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primitive cinema and narative

primitive cinema has own non-narrative modes

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Narrative cinema and viewer

Narrative cinema in nature relegates viewer to "observer-voyeur"

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CInema of attraction is different from narrative because

it addresses viewers directly

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Gaze of contemporary cinema

voyeuristic spectorial gaze

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Early cinema more _______ in nature

exhibitionist in nature (spectator INVITED to look)

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Evolution of film spectatorship in Early Cinema necessary ________

to replicate realism

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Male gaze theory

camera is male

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Audience that identifies w/ actor, actually identifying with

camera

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Cuts between frames & the viewer

require viewer to interpolate b/w frames

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Another name for Montage Editing

Soviet Montage

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Montage editing

placing 2 unrelated shots together to build meaning from combo

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Big fan of soviet montage

Sergei Eisenstein

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how did Eisenstein use montage

created metaphor (i.e. carnival attractions+shocks=collisions)

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Continuity editing= ______ style

Hollywood

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Invisible editing

to hide visual impact of moving from one shot to next

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Dada

Significant movements of historical avante-garde born in heart of Europe

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When was Dada?

World War I

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What did Dada do?

Challenge tradition and art-making was challenged forever

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Inspiration of Dada artists

Dismayed by stupidity and horror of WWI

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Who did Dada discredit?

European society

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What Dada artists thought about social construct in Europe

gender roles, culture, etc. all failed to prevent war b/c of "rational mindset". LED TO WAR

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Dada saw art as

WEAPON

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No guarantee in technology of film that

narrative is a given

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Why narrative is most popular

tradition/$

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Parallel tracks

simultaneous action in story occurs

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Cinema of Attraction based on

shock & sensation

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Mise-en-scene eliminates

frame, we get SUTURED into film

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Eisenstein technical juxtaposition in

camera angles

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Example of Eisenstein angles

Lenin's Godlike low angles

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What quality does battleship Potemkin have?

docu feel

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Propaganda film by soviet union

battleship potemkin/october

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Dada artists worked w/ _____

Avante-garde musicians for scores

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Ballet Mechanique made by

Leger & Murphy

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Ballet Mechanique fascination

What's happening in society (speed and mechanization)