CTCS_200_Notes-Extra_Credit

CTCS_200_Notes-Extra_Credit - 1895-194027/08/2007...

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Unformatted text preview: 1895-194027/08/2007 17:01:001894 Kinetoscope parlors opening in the U.S.Shooting vs. ProjectionUndercranking recording on fewer frames than normal (than projected); leads to sped up motionOvercranking recording on more frames than normal; leads to slow motion Similarity between early Film and YouTube videosAs if from a WebCamoSingle frame, single takeoThe aesthetic is almost bad/amateur on purposeoNarrative gets the hitsWord of mouth advertisingPopular with childrenInherent visual interestoChildrenoAnimalsProfit-making has not really been determined yetClassic HollywoodObsession with not confusing the audienceConventions had not solidified in early cinemaPerfection of camera & projector mechanic timingInsertion of Sprockets onto stripThe people who made money are the people who create and promote the standardFrench Impressionism1920s experimental filmsoAs a defense against HollywoodoRise of film societies (Founded by Louis Delluc)Asked what film should beSaw Hollywood as klunky recycling of D.W. Griffith or adaptations of theatreConcept of photogenieSilent ComediesBuster KeatonoGravelly voiceoMade sound films, but they werent nearly as popular as his silent filmsoTechnically saavyoFather was partners with HoudinioStage tricksooHes just part of the sceneryFar back in the frameCharlie ChaplinoStarved when he was youngoOn the stage very youngoDeveloped the Tramp character at the Keystone StudiosoFormed United ArtistsGave Chaplin a lot of controloConsidered controversialSordid sexual historyHad affairs with costarsLiving with girls out of wedlockTwice married 16yr oldsMessy divorcesVery liberaloUniversal principlesBeing an adult is just an actJust posturingoStudio systemoHes the center of the storyGives himself the glamour treatmentGerman ExpressionismBest poetic and expressive aspects of filmObjectoArt cinemaUnlike the split between New York (intellectual/cultural) and Los Angeles (Hollywood filmmakers), in Germany everything is concentrated in one placeLeading edge intellectual topics (such as Freuds psychology) found its way into ExpressionismoCompete with HollywoodoAttract a big audienceoBe differentTwisted architecture & lightingPsychologicalGovernment invested a huge amount of money in the studios, so they were the best equipped in the world at this timeOnly a dozen or so movies in the genre, but sparked a lot of spinoffs / copies of imageryoFilm NoiroMonster moviesThe World and Humans as monstrousActive mad scientist/tyrantsPassive sleepwalkers/zombies who accept controlEven nature becomes sinisterAnimalso...
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