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Lindsay Thomas User Realism In Italy Representing reality accurately Mimetic theories of art o Poetics by Aristotle Novels, considered more with people that have ordinary lives in comparison  to people in the spotlight ie. Kings and queens to ordinary people Abstract painting, photography Cinematography Andre Bazin Theorist, film critic Stages: invention of photography is a crucial stage o Capture time/death o It correctly imitated reality Cinematography: long-take (minimal interference) Triumph over death Italian Neo-Realism
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Lindsay Thomas User Bicycle Thief (Italy) Filmmakers from around the world took this film and tried to make their own  cinema Expressive theory Expresses oneself, and etc. Concept of authorship: o Notion that some of work of art as an author is a fundamental Ie. Homer wrote the Illiad o It becomes important with individuality (American) ~1760 o Culture becomes a commodity Ownership becomes important o Authorship and self expression is fundamental o Work of art is shaped by person’s personality o Artist’s vision is in someway unique o Authorship extends over all the poems and paintings: intransit i.e Picasso is different than blah bah o author is a film is not self-evident writer/director auteur theory Production Methods of Hollywood in Classical Period Studio mode of production o Division of labor
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o Who has creative control? o French said that directors can be thought of auteurs Ingmar Bergman  Christianity gave him questions of life and death; a vocabulary Swedish Cinema Also see reader Non-cinematic traditions and use them as cinema 40s/50s Sweden was prosperous, socialist structure saying “What’s the meaning of life?” emphasizes symbolism: death doiuble displacement from real life: costume drame the knight is involved in the philosophical… o if god exists or if life has any meaning? Photography of Film o Dark contrasts of black and white Abstract Somewhat similar to German expressionism o Symbols of death o Knight v. John o Geoff o Bergman’s work of art
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Many artists within the film It asks questions “how should we live?” Discussion 1) Administration barely 2 pages double spaced apply to lecture/readings, mimesis/realism compare/contrast film 2) Last Week/ This Week realism: mimesis art o hold a mirror to reality; imitation symbolism: expressionism art o expressing oneself 3) Cinema and Authorship Bicycle Thief (writer and director are auteurs) 4) Swedish Cinema 5) Bergman/ Seventh Seal Swedish culture (from where he comes from) revolving around Christianity 
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