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Unformatted text preview: ← Movies • Technical development o Lumiere brothers (1895, France) Developed “mise-en-scene” meaning to “put in the scene” Would shoot anything in front of them o Georges Melies (1902, France) Magician Used film for fantasy, to tell a story First person to realize you can control what happens in front of the camera “Trip to the Moon” • predicts there will be travel to moon & they land in ocean No copyright laws & therefore his prints were stolen & was not given credit for his artistic films Ended his life in poverty selling candy on streets in Paris o Edwin S. Porter (1903, U.S.) First American to tell stories with film “The Great Train Robbery” shot in New Jersey o D. W. Griffith (1915) First person to make a feature length film! Use of montage – rapid intercutting scenes for suspense “Birth of a Nation” Very racist! Shows KKK as good guys Riots broke out because of this film “Intolerance” Shows a group of certain people very cruel to another group of people...
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- Spring '08
- Mass Communication, Feature film, D. W. Griffith, Great Train Robbery, feature length film, Edwin S. Porter