CTCS 190 Week 10

CTCS 190 Week 10 - CTCS 190 Week 10 Part 1 The Classical...

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CTCS 190 Week 10 Part 1: The Classical Period: 1929-1945 I. Definition of Genre: classification of groups of films by scholars and by the people who make films a. Content/form distinction b. Myths/story: the content of the movie/ the “what’s” i. Setting, plot, theme, lighting; world view that the genre presents, characters, types of music (happy or sad), costume, actors ii. Myth of Biography 1. Rise to fame 2. Rags to riches 3. White man c. Conventions: the “hows” i. Formal elements of film; how the content is configured (performance, lighting, etc.) ii. Conventions of Biography 1. Hollywood montage (progression of time) a. Emile Zola : books as a means to progress from one episode to the next b. Jean Eagles : newspaper articles, marquees to narrate 2. Episodic/narrative structure a. Can’t show everything 3. Conflict a. Struggle with society: innovator vs. the establishment b. Ambition vs. self-doubt c. Public life vs. private life 4. Typically realist films d.
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2009 for the course CTCS 190 taught by Professor Casper during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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CTCS 190 Week 10 - CTCS 190 Week 10 Part 1 The Classical...

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