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Brianna Olmeda Professor Trecka History of Animation 8 April 2014 Response 1 All of the films shown in class thus far have all been great. However, out of all the films we have watched that were on the list Humorous Phases of Funny Faces by J. Stuart Blackton and The Tantalizing Fly by Max and Dave Fleischer have been my favorite. Humorous Phases of Funny Faces and Tantalizing Fly are both a cel type of animation which are hand drawn, frame-by- frame on paper and or celluloid/acetate sheets. In Humorous Phases of Funny Faces I think J. Stuart Blackton focuses on a cartoon theme for his sketches, while telling a small tale. These small tales may also be considered “chalk tales”. Blackton has no voice over, in his “chalk tales” and there is just classical music playing in the background; which I think means he wants the audience to focus strictly on the content he is showing
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Unformatted text preview: without getting distracted. His sketches are not very detailed and are kept very simple. I think Tantalizing Fly was very similar to Humorous Phases of Funny Faces , they were both telling a small tale. However they still had their slight differences, Max and Dave Fleischer focused on just one tale, while Blackton had three mini tales in one clip. The music in Tantalizing Fly also gave it a more driven and intense plot. If you pay attention closely you can see that the clown in the sketch symbolizes Dave Fleischer, who is annoying the animator of the sketches who can potentially be Max Fleischer. The Fleischer's putting themselves into their sketches could be Reflexivity since they are drawing attention to themselves....
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  • History of animation, Max Fleischer, J. Stuart Blackton, Koko the Clown, Humorous Phases of Funny Faces

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