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Unformatted text preview: our attention: • Speed: exciting and frightening. Is this a serious narrative in which Griffith is just combing COA? • Symmetrical narrative: in the end, the hero saves the day. Issue of sharing and stealing kisses. • Suspense of the chase and of the kidnapping of the young woman; also in the lave relationship between the station-master and young woman. • Manual versus mechanical labor? Cinematic contrast. • Cinema at this time is a popular/vulgar form of entertainment for lower classes, but because narrative becomes so sophisticated, the films like DWG’s and The Cheat , that there’s no way to revert to just cinema of attractions • Narrative cinema limits the possibilities of film...
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course ENGLISH 136C taught by Professor Hutson during the Spring '08 term at Berkeley.
- Spring '08