CTCS_200_Notes-Extra_Credit

CTCS_200_Notes-Extra_Credit - 1895-19 17:01:00←1894 –...

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Unformatted text preview: 1895-194027/08/2007 17:01:00←1894 – Kinetoscope parlors opening in the U.S.←←Shooting vs. Projection•Undercranking – recording on fewer frames than normal (than projected); leads to sped up motion•Overcranking – recording on more frames than normal; leads to slow motion← ←Similarity between early Film and YouTube videos•As if from a WebCamoSingle frame, single takeoThe aesthetic is almost bad/amateur on purposeoNarrative gets the hits•Word of mouth advertising•Popular with children•Inherent visual interestoChildrenoAnimals•Profit-making has not really been determined yetClassic Hollywood•Obsession with not confusing the audience•Conventions had not solidified in early cinema•Perfection of camera & projector mechanic timing•Insertion of Sprockets onto strip•The people who made money are the people who create and promote the “standard”←←French Impressionism•1920s – 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 theatre•Concept of photogenie←←Silent Comedies•Buster KeatonoGravelly voiceoMade sound films, but they weren’t nearly as popular as his silent filmsoTechnically saavyoFather was partners with HoudinioStage tricksooHe’s just part of the sceneryFar back in the frame•Charlie 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 systemoHe’s the center of the storyGives himself the glamour treatment←←German Expressionism•Best poetic and expressive aspects of film•ObjectoArt 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 Freud’s psychology) found its way into ExpressionismoCompete with HollywoodoAttract a big audienceoBe differentTwisted architecture & lightingPsychological•Government invested a huge amount of money in the studios, so they were the best equipped in the world at this time•Only 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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