Reading 5: European Cinema-Part 2: French Realism (pre-WWII), Italian Neo-Realism (WWII) & post-war British psychological Drama Flashcards Preview

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Montage by attraction

Reinforcing meaning of one image by association with another image (comparison/metaphor)

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Grand Illusion incorporated

Mise-en-scene

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Grand Illusion about

Prisoners of WWI war

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Grand Illusion when?

Cusp of WWII

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Grand Illusion & war + WHY

About WHY we ended u in war and WHY those reasons are ridiculous

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Realism as word

PROBLEMATIC word, push/pull. evokes sense of realism though film is "fiction"

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What does editing do?

Directs us to meaning of film

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Mise-en-scene purpose in editing

Mise-en-scene LACKS editing, shifts us to picking meaning and where to focus our attention

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Social justice in Grand Illusion + where?

Class/Classicism + tradition in Europe

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Grand Illusion show scene

Crossdressing reminds soldiers of what they dont have in real life--real female companionship

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Editing Grand Illusion show scene uses (2)

Slow pan, few edits

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Grand Illusion search scene

Everyone is searched in room BUT aristocrat--Aristocrat Frenchmen asked why he wasn't checked

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Secret attempt in grand illusion

2 manage to escape

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Where do escapees go?

Mountain cabin where they hit it off w/ German widow

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Quote that sums up Grand Illusion

"You cant see borders, they're man-made"

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What's ironic about Grand Illusion quote

Borders are what end up saving their lives (they make it into Switzerland)

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Reel used in Roma

Newsreel>lower quality

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Reel used in Roma

Newsreel>lower quality

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Shocker of Roma

Major character (fiance) killed, husband dragged off MORE REALISTIC than traditional film

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La Strada Dir.

Federico Fellini

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What type of film was La Strada?

Italian Neorealism

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La Strada Villain

ZAMPANO: Traveling strongman, despicable character

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Who does Gelsomina hit it off with?

Clown (first time anyone did this)

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Who does Zampano kill + realization?

Kills clown and realizes he loves Gelsomina

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Peeping Tom Director

Michael Powell

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Peeping Tom was end of

Powell's career

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Peeping Tom about

Porn photographer/serial killer

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Who decoded Peeping Tom?

Feminist Theorists

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What is Peeping Tom REALLY about?

modern life & when tech. gets in b/w life and reality

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Voyeurism in Peeping Tom

Sadism

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Peeping Tom and camera

WE are camera, we are participating in murder

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What was Mark really interested in?

Not in killing but in feat at moment of death

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More of a tendency than a movement?

French Poetic Realism

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French Poetic realism theme

Characters who get last chance at love but ultimately are dissapointed

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Who did French poetic realism impact?

NEOREALISM

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Rather than stories italian neorealism featured ______ rather than stories

psychological problems

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Rather than stories italian neorealism featured ______ rather than stories

psychological problems

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Mise-en-scene often scene in this genre

Italian neorealism

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Italian Neorealism flowered after ______

Italy released restrictions from Mussolini's repression (i.e. prohibiting US films, etc.)

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Italian neorealism often shows

unjust/perverted social structures/WARPED basic human values

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Italian neorealist actors

Unprofessional/not famous

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Rosselini BIG success

Roma cita aperta (Roma)

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_______ played big role in italian neorealism

children

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Bicycle Thieves by

De Sica

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Bicycle Thieves about

Hardships of working class life after war

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British Psychological Drama Response

Post war response to war & film styles of the time

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World of the British psych. drama

Post-war fantasy world to escape memory of war