film terms final

film terms final - People D.W. Griffith - lonedale...

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People D.W. Griffith - lonedale operator, birth of a nation, struggled to change duration of movie from 15-90 minutes, feature length Molly Haskell - feminist theory with cinema mainstreamed concern for the portrayal of woman in film, i.e. whores, sluts, bimbos, golddigers, divas that reduced them to sexual objects Stan Brakhage - big avant garde filmmaker self expression, modernity, abstract elements of the natural world i.e. moths, water, birth, sex untutored eye - innocent relation to nature and the world, return ot plain vision without ideological cultural and conceptual baggage Agnes Varda - contemporary revision of the road movie 1985 vagabond new style, starts with the end of her death, and goes backwards through flashbacks as to how she got there gave the road movie to a female lead opens up male domain to women Alice Guy Blache - a big name female director made what some believe to be the first fiction movie the cabbage fairy huge step for women directors, but is hardly recognized in mainstream Walter Ruttmann - german abstract focus on rhythm, image sound relations, spatial relations, circles cubes spheres, abstract montage Christian Metz - The Imaginary Signifier 1977 cinema's parallel to the mirror stage male viewers experience the issue of 'lack' i.e. absence/presence illusions in film of wholeness that compliment the male who experiences absence this is by male saves female, male = law, father, authority V.I Pudovkin - used montage to organize looks and mold perceptions, by contrast, parallelism and symbolism his editing mimicked everyday perception and experience Jacques Lacan - revised Freud from biology to language instead of males maturing sexuality being the cause to lose the mother incest taboo, lacan says it is the development of language i.e. recognition of self as 'I' Carol Clover - discussed the traditional staple of horror, the slasher film shows how we identify with only the leading girl and the killer himself these films are targeted at males, who will be all killed off basically at the beginning, leaving the females to be victimized any male left is simply to show how the male saves the day the killer, we see through his eyes first, we go back and forth with the girl and the killer, sympathy for both feminist perspective on slasher films, they are sexual and almost pornographic in nature, targeting women Dziga Vertov - explored the power of perception aligned camera with human eye, to get greater politics of life didn't care as much for Eisensteins collision between images
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rejected dangerous and mythmaking hollywood cinema, documentary style Wong Kar-Wai - avant garde quirky marginal ppl moving through post modern urban world edited and shot in a distinctive way that finds beauty in the accidental and in the moment chance connections between ppl in the alienating world of hong kong Lev Kuleshov - made the kuleshov effect it was an experiment between alternating shots of a face and random shit like a bowl of soup and a coffin, with the face in between each shot. the face remained the same, but the viewer
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course FILM 020 taught by Professor Wlodarz during the Spring '08 term at UWO.

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