Cinema Floor Review

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Realism Primitive realism Arrival of a Train at the Station , early/silent cinema, camera placed like from 5 th row center, photography and the stage influenced it. Naturalism –Derived from literary school of authors such as Jack London, reflects historical period (post WWI), cynical, before sound films/transition period, particularly affects characters determined by heredity, instinct, and environment. Hollywood Classical realism Shop around the Corner, Romantic idealism, good vs. evil, transparency (can’t tell you’re watching a movie), happy ending, ideals of time, heterosexual couples, linear, objective camera, omniscient POV, 1929-45, (WWII, Depression). Hollywood Social realism – Man and his relationship to social institutions, common/simple man, 1929-45, (WWII, Depression), cynical against social institutions, smart, tough dialogue. High Sierra, White Heat: gangster fighting against society/world/police, High Sierra: nod to depression. French Poetic Realism: Urban, working class, against industrialization, highly realistic details Italian Neorealism – Reality of streets, expose problems, do something about them. Psychological/sociological realism Marty, Mystic River. Emphasis on characters not plot, their lives, real looking people, regionality, ethnicity, method acting, Paddy Chayefsky influence (wrote Marty). Documentary realism White Heat police procedures, Citizen Kane newsreel upfront, like documentary on somebody’s life, usually documentaries but also fictional, V/O’s, narrator, documents of support. Formalism Expressionism Citizen Kane, Sunset Blvd., Fistfull of Dollars. Things are exaggerated, distorted, high contrast lighting, express interior reality or vision, set design of house, camera angles, depth of field, high or low angles, distort or magnify certain characters or appearances, inner feelings. Expressive stylization Meet Me in St. Louis (story could be HCR), Written on the Wind , Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas. Narrative structure, experimentation of formal strategies, different way of storytelling (episodic), emotional states conveyed, use of color (Marylee costumes), awareness of watching a film, use of different/new technologies. High tech Wolf. Post modern, special effects, emphasis on star, fast paced, use of sound. Avant-garde – Initiate change through experimentation in film, subjective camera and editing, early filmmaking, give up passive role and make audience active. Soviet Expressive Realism – Collective masses, low angles, montages, inspiring, triumph of the common people Rear Window (1954) Period: Modernist Genre: Male Melodrama/Thriller Convention: follows a mystery, final confrontation between the killer and the protagonist Iconography: police Hitchcock. Thematically modernist, a sort of self-reflexivity to it (there’s an emphasis on voyeurship, the film is basically about cinema itself and how we get perverse pleasure in watching the lives of others, and whether or not that is a good thing). Intertextuality: the Harper’s Bazaar
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This note was uploaded on 03/09/2008 for the course CTCS 190 taught by Professor Casper during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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