082610 - England has always had a tough time making films...

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Kodak film: 35mm (Edison) Edison thought that people wouldn’t be interested in silent films people could only watch Edison’s films using an individual machine 1895: first paid viewing of a film (French café) started to adapt national treasures to the movies: literature, history, etc. The Execution of Mary Stuart Lumiére brothers did not use staging (mise en scéne) or professional actors Méliés: actually built a set Conquest of the Pole became very poor: eventually sells candies at a railroad station Soylent Green cinema at the eve of WWI cinema is becoming an American medium
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Unformatted text preview: England has always had a tough time making films decline of European cinema European counties had great film industries, which were destroyed by WWI Americans become #1 in film industry Max Linder drafted to French army & wounded Charlie Chaplin outdoes him anyways The Birth of a Nation : D.W. Griffth shot during 9 weeks over 3 hours long cost $100,000 made millions of dollars: audience over 100 million violent, racist film: African Americans are described poorly perfection of editing mother of a subsequent American films Gone with the Wind is just as racist, but no one complains about it Feb. 8, 1915: film released October 1915: the reign of Hollywood began...
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2011 for the course FLL 303 taught by Professor Dr.sergebokobza during the Fall '10 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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