LectureNotes213 - C136 021308 watching a railroad move was...

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C136 021308 watching a railroad move was considered scenic in and of itself. incredibly exciting. sense of developing a linearity to the cinematic scenes. lumiere—“Brooklyn bridge”: you just see trains moving around, not the bridge itself. the chase is the beginning of film narrative. drama coming from within film— didn’t need a lecturer to explain things to the audience. great train robbery has no subtitles. ten-minute narrative in which things are clear enough for the audience to understand it. intelligibility of the narrative comes from inside the film itself. has a chase, cinema of attraction, exploiting the mythology of the west (already in 1903). porter thought of it as an “actuality,” a reenactment, utterly realistic. based on stage play which was popular. keep in mind: characters in film acting very histrionically like with stage ideas—nothing to say, have to be more physically expressive. Porter: realistic, journalistic, like a newspaper headline. number of things that made the film popular. guy shooting gun at camera: theater owners could pick whether it went at the start or end. better at the beginning, because it draws the audience in. make the aud feel like they’re the victims of the robbery. early theatre owners weould design their theatres such that you’d feel you were on a train car. hale’s tours.
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