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Evolution of film technique in relation to sound Was sound cinema itself an artistic revolution or artistic? Is this a revolution in film art? I. The Rules of the Game (dir: Jean Renoir) a. Film directly depicts interplay with social classes, elements of nostalgia, mixture of tones and genres (which made it a classic, but not successful at box office), political overtones b. Spoke of tremendous influence c. Long takes, real depth d. Modern style cinematography, camera movement e. Evolving film techniques: i. mobile camera ii. long takes iii. long shots themselves (staging for things in both grounds in focus) II. “French Poetic Realism” a. Coined by French critics in 1930s b. To describe a mixture of realism and symbolism i. Lyricism (freedom of movement) not to isolate a character 1. Themes: working class, social/political realm c. As stylistic definition: extreme generalization d. A historical term: Renoir: exemplary practitioner III. Popular Front in France a. Left-wing alliance wins 1936 legislative elections b. Dissolved itself in 1938
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i. Conflicts over Spanish civil war (1936-1939)
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