Week 9A - Characters Vakulinchuk Sailor Matyushenko Captain...

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11/07/2016 ° Characters: Vakulinchuk Sailor Matyushenko Captain Golikov Sr. Officer Gilyarovsky Ship Surgeon Smirnov Priest ° ° Padovkin ’s Chess Fever Kuleshov’s student that used his principles Every given shot or selection of shots needs to be clear and legible to give meaning o Also need clear, smooth, mechanical movement o With the ordering of shots, meaning is created o Most important for the soviets: ordering of shots to create meaning Took Kuleshov’s principles and played with hem o The synthetic woman  a woman created with separate shots of different women Assemblage of shots creates a woman, never see her whole o Two different men playing a chess game from close-up of different parts of the man Turns out to be a single man playing against each other Jacket is impossible, in every pocket and sleeve is a cat
Synthetic woman is evoked o Creative geography  using shots from different locations to create an imaginary location for the film/scene Different scenes are shot in different locations Young bride groom walks out of his house and over to his fiancés o Kuleshov effect – shot of an actors face and then juxtaposition with another shot of something that effects how the audience sees the actor Shots of various chess games Shots of audience, 1 is boredom, another is excitement Different kinds of chess games, but truly are the same Crowd reaction makes us see the game as exciting or dull Editing is central to Soviet Silent cinema o Different editing choices than other nations E.g. Hollywood  continuity, invisible editing E.g. Citizen Kane  mise en scene editing, tremendous foreground, background action, long takes, set like a stage ° Battleship Potemkin very different from continuity editing Principles of Soviet Montage o i) the assemblage of separate parts o ii) the juxtapositioning of fragments o iii) the need for the spectacle to connect and make link between these separate elements need for the viewer to make connections between shots o Most feature length films had on average 600 shots
1346 shots for Battleship Potemkin How these shots are arranged makes the film what it is Until Eisenstein, most films were editing along the lines of the logical progression of the narrative Individual shots would be long enough to show a continuous narrations and would be linked to the

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