ch2 - Ying Li Prof. Kashani Film 100 Sep. 1, 2008 Chapter 2...

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Ying Li Prof. Kashani Film 100 Sep. 1, 2008 Chapter 2 Underpinnings of Cinema: A Brief History Questions: 1. Edison with his assistant invented the kinetoscope, the first motion picture camera. Being a businessman, Edison was not interested in developing a projection technology for films. Most kinetoscpoe parlors installed five machines and that meant a healthy profit for Edison. The desire for larger images allowed many inventors to solve the technical problems of modern projection. In 1895, Lumiere started public demonstrations of their films with their invented projectors. From the start two philosophies of filmmaking emerged: one according to Siegfried Kracauer was the “artistic” approach, the other being the “realistic”. Where Lumiere brothers were acting on their documentary impulses, Thomas Edfidon attempted to re-create stage and circus performances. 2. V. I. Pudovkin was Kuleshov’s star pupil. He had received his formal education in physics and chemistry, and initially wanted to be an actor, reportedly because he had seen D. W. Griffith’s masterpiece,
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ch2 - Ying Li Prof. Kashani Film 100 Sep. 1, 2008 Chapter 2...

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