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Class Notes 200 - CTCS 200 21:01 August 31, 2009 Casablanca...

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CTCS 200 21:01 August 31, 2009 -Casablanca ‘cult film’ although it is very sociable -Dream of movement, access to transnational movement- transportation Notion of geography from the beginning Overlay of Africa -Map overlay of motion > Casablanca -Plane signifies movement, and the idea that everyone is stuck sense of containment, soldiers and visual frame -he end reinforces the anchor os geography and stationary. . or the progress  therein -Viche Water is the place where nazi had overtaken france -About: movement, refugees, the “want/desire” to leave -CAST- is all foreign (the desire to be in America, and American, within the  film) > Peter Lorre fled germany ’33, Conrad veidt fled germany ’33, etc.  examples of actors who fled from Nazis only to play roles in Casablanca -Theme movement and al it encompasesClassical Hollywood Style – a film that  holds its own set of conventions (within the fiml itself) pre  set conventions for films today EARLY FILM “Attraction” -How, why, what? The attraction? -why should we study early cinema?
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Historical insight, how the world was at that time = the attraction to audiences “where it all began” how these contributed to the films made today, and  contemporary culture potentiality > create  a threshold of possibilities for current film-makers of  cinematic styles and ideas -Etienne Jules Marey, physiologist, inspired by muybridge  Invented chronophotgraphy – how bodies move Not interested in movies, just technical aspect -Ottomar Anschutz german artist began to devise own chronophotographic  technologies Electrotachyscope, image projector 1894 -Louis le Prince 1890, French inventor
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