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What is mise-en-scene

everything that goes into the composition of a shot, including composition itself

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1st genre of film

docu

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What was value of docu eventually used for?

social/political critique, ideology, propaganda

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Docus during war

strict controls placed on docus in WW1 to keep secrets hidden

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When did docus come into their own significance?

1902s

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Nanook of th eNorth about

Eskimo life

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Hybrid docu

Nanook (part docu, part modernist film)

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Nanook location

Canada

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How real was Nanook?

Not very, Flaherty staged many scenes/portrayed story he wished to show vs. real life

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Docus and filmmaker

docus often manipulated by filmmaker in one way or another

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Feminists view on docus

believe them to be "conservative institutions which reinforce ideological status quo"

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3rd genius of silent comedy

Harold Lloyd

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Harold Lloyd was

actor/producer

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Lloyd & $$

outgrossed counterparts by retaining ownership of films

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Lloyd's character

boy next door

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Lloyd look

horn rimmed glasses

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Lloyd known for

real stunts (i.e. climbing up building)

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Films in truth

films want to be "objective" and tell "truth" when in reality such is impossible (viewers never see way footage is manipulated)

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Docus appeal to

epistephilia

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epistephilia def

pleasure in knowing

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docu narrator

voice of god, makes narration seem objective

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Documentary boun up in

hierarchies (race, gender, etc.)

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Earliest form of film comedy

slapstick

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slapstick poked fun at

farcical situations and physical mishaps

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Who began Keystone Studios?

Mack Sennett

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Mack Sennet nickname

King of Comedy

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Leading producer in slapstick

Mack Sennett

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Msvk Sennett motion

frantic and fast, comedic

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Mack Sennett casting

casted exaggerated/grotesque people

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Keystone featured (ppl)

Fatty Arbuckle, Chaplin

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Charlie ChaplinChaplin

silent actor/pantomimist

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Who was Sennetts most important discovery?

Chaplin

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Buster Keaton look

stoneface

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Keaton known for

acrobatic visual gags

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Most acclaimed keaton film

the general

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Most meta early film & dir.

Man with the Movie Camera by Veritoff

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Why was Man with a Movie Cam revolutionary

People genuinely didn't know how films were made, pulled curtain back

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German Propaganda film + Director

Triumph des Willens (aka “Triumph of the Will”), Leni Riefenstahl,

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Real Nanook

Died 2 years after filming in storm

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Nanook family was

"The happy family"

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Riefenstahl as a director

REAL Star, placed each camera

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# of cameras under Riefenstahl

30

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How hitler saw film

most powerful weapon in attitudes

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Angles in Triumph of the Will

Made hitler look godlike

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Theatrics in Triumph of the Will

Hitler's persona/voice/projection/fame/etc.

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Sherlock Jr. does what to movies?

Exposes movie projections/movies

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Funny edits in Sherlock Jr.

His dream sequence and funny edits of being in diff. movies

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Chemistry in the Kid

Chaplin & Koogan had serious chemistry