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Unformatted text preview: The lonely villa (1909) Composition in depth : Father at the telephone; activity in frame behind him. DWG Contributions 6. Improved screen acting-More natural-Rehearsals- Stock company Bi rth: The Homecoming : @ 1 Ex) H F * 5 + 5 + . @ @ @ { . DWGs Inadvertent Legacy : Filmmaker is responsible. T r iangle Co. : 3 Filmmakers form their own production company. DWG Mack SennettThomas Ince Thomas H. Ince (1882-1924) : Producer, Director, screenwriter, actor, studio executive : Established prototypical studio System. Inceville (Santa Monica, CA) Inces studio precedents 1. Division of labor : Specialized departments, each with a specific task. 2. Creative producer as Project Supervisor 3. Shooting script : Blue Print :Official script , X Silent Film Comedy: : Mack Sennett (1880-1960)- The Lonely Villa- Created Keystone Film Co. - Sennetts Comedy Method 1. Comedy Film= Loose series of gags-> Chase Ending 2. Improvisation A. Opportunistic filmmaking-Incorporate whats available. B. Comic & gag men: made it up as they went 3. under cranking 4. Keystone Editing- Cut out frames ->Jerky Action-Shot slower->speeded up action 5. Gag Rule- Begin, develop, end gag within 90 secs.- The Waiters Ball(1916) p. Mack Sennett d.& star: Fatty Arbuckle : Chaplin (1889-1977)-Chaplins Comedy Method 1. Character-based comedy =Tramp-> Poor + Ambitious =Character structures narrative. = Beginning middle - end Tramp - struggles to be - successful Cop 2. Social Awareness =The Immigrant (1917) 3. Static camera, Proscenium framing : City Lights (1931) : p., d., sc., ed., starring Chaplin : Buster Keaton (1895-1966)-Comedic methods 1. Basis =Character: Character drives, structures narrative Innocent vs. intrusive, calamitous world 2. Fluid, mobile camera ( 5+ than chaplin)-The General (1927) 1-Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928) Co-sc., starring Keaton :( Precise act and gag athleticism required) : Almost extinct, but a recent example of this kind of gag 09/15 Jackie Chan (1954-) & Hong Kong Cinema The Rise of Hong Kong Cinema-dates form 1923- Growth and consolidation in post WWII-1950-60s avg. 200+ films /year : Domestic consumption , 8 1-1970s, international success with Kung fu films. Jackie Chan-Trained at Chinese Opera Research Institute form age 7-Stuntman, fight choreographer; Bruce Lee clone-Becomes the anti-Bruce Lee-Influences: Keaton& Chaplin Sherlock Jr. (1924) d. star Keaton Police Story (1985) d. star Jackie Chan Hong Kong Cinemas Return to aesthetics of silent slapstick 1. Same structure: Film= Series of gags, stunt, fights 2. Same improvisational approach....
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2010 for the course UGS 65150 taught by Professor Berg during the Fall '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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