Flashcards in Reading 3: Organized Time/Truth of the Docu form & Silent Comedy Deck (48)
What is mise-en-scene
everything that goes into the composition of a shot, including composition itself
1st genre of film
What was value of docu eventually used for?
social/political critique, ideology, propaganda
Docus during war
strict controls placed on docus in WW1 to keep secrets hidden
When did docus come into their own significance?
Nanook of th eNorth about
Nanook (part docu, part modernist film)
How real was Nanook?
Not very, Flaherty staged many scenes/portrayed story he wished to show vs. real life
Docus and filmmaker
docus often manipulated by filmmaker in one way or another
Feminists view on docus
believe them to be "conservative institutions which reinforce ideological status quo"
3rd genius of silent comedy
Harold Lloyd was
Lloyd & $$
outgrossed counterparts by retaining ownership of films
boy next door
horn rimmed glasses
Lloyd known for
real stunts (i.e. climbing up building)
Films in truth
films want to be "objective" and tell "truth" when in reality such is impossible (viewers never see way footage is manipulated)
Docus appeal to
pleasure in knowing
voice of god, makes narration seem objective
Documentary boun up in
hierarchies (race, gender, etc.)
Earliest form of film comedy
slapstick poked fun at
farcical situations and physical mishaps
Who began Keystone Studios?
Mack Sennet nickname
King of Comedy
Leading producer in slapstick
Msvk Sennett motion
frantic and fast, comedic
Mack Sennett casting
casted exaggerated/grotesque people
Keystone featured (ppl)
Fatty Arbuckle, Chaplin
Who was Sennetts most important discovery?
Buster Keaton look
Keaton known for
acrobatic visual gags
Most acclaimed keaton film
Most meta early film & dir.
Man with the Movie Camera by Veritoff
Why was Man with a Movie Cam revolutionary
People genuinely didn't know how films were made, pulled curtain back
German Propaganda film + Director
Triumph des Willens (aka “Triumph of the Will”), Leni Riefenstahl,
Died 2 years after filming in storm
Nanook family was
"The happy family"
Riefenstahl as a director
REAL Star, placed each camera
# of cameras under Riefenstahl
How hitler saw film
most powerful weapon in attitudes
Angles in Triumph of the Will
Made hitler look godlike
Theatrics in Triumph of the Will
Sherlock Jr. does what to movies?
Exposes movie projections/movies
Funny edits in Sherlock Jr.
His dream sequence and funny edits of being in diff. movies