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German film I. German film and Expressionism • Lotte Eisner, The Haunted Screen (1969) • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Weine, 1919) Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1926) II. F.W. Murnau (1889-1931) • Nosferatu (1922) • Sunrise (1927) Tabu (with Robert Flaherty, 1931) III. The Last Laugh (1924) • The unchained camera • Themes • Character: work and personal identity • The ending: true or false Film viewing tonight: Murnau, F. W. The Last Laugh . 1924. ° Remember, material from the lectures and material from the readings will both be tested on the exams o I intend my exams to be intellectually and emotionally enhancing: if you’ve gone to lecture and done the reading they should be easy. You should expect to be able to do wonderfully well on the exams if you’re doing the work. They should be
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Unformatted text preview: empowering. o If you keep up with the course and really apply yourself, you shouldn’t be in a situation where you have to pull all-nighters. o There will be material from early in this lecture that will definitely show up on the text. ° Review from this afternoon: We were examining the power of editing and mixed shots to create emotion and to control and rivet the audience’s attention in Eisenstein’s work. o This is an emblem for how film relates to revolution, politics, culture o Compare this to the potential for social irresponsibility that exists in some American comedies of the period. o Don’t let the intensity of the subject matter detract from your ability to notice the technical editing genius....
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