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hayes code: 1934-1968. guideline that determined what was acceptable on screen. As a indirect result, the screwball comedy subgenre of the romantic comedy was created. To bypass the haze code by disguising sexuality in comedy. In 1968, replaced by the rating system Screwball comedy: "sex comedy without the sex" o Slapstick: large physical, violent o Farce o Witty dialog/sophisticated humor o Battle of the sexes o Pro protagonist o Fast paced, overlapping, loose dialog o marriage o sexual/romance Rating System: PG, PG13, R, X 2 Legends, Hepburn and Grant... Katherine Hepburn o Born in US, with east coast/British accent o Confident, large screen presence o signature image: suit and pants Cary Grant (2nd greatest screen legend) o #1 romantic lead Expressionism/Expressionist Movement (after WWII): focused on angst of being alive, style of film that uses imagery to reveal a hidden meaning (usually political or social commentary) o striking sound effects, abstract sets, darker lighting, shadow
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Unformatted text preview: o allegorical/lots of symbolism o grotesque characters o visually driven story • Expressionistic Acting: style of acting in Expressionist films • o unrealistic • Metropolis (1927): Expressionist film. • o machine/robot like characters o representational, Formalism o first scene: like modern dance • Realism vs Formalism (opposites of a spectrum, not black and white) • o Realism: an absence of style and distortion to emulate real life. This emphasizes the actors. (Ex: What's Eating Gilbert Grape) o Formalism: style is dominant over subject matter, attention drawn to style, more cinematic (Ex: Edward Scissorhands, Metropolis) • 2 dimensional character ("cardboard cutout"): no deep emotional connection, simple, "filler characters" (Ex: stereotypes like a villain, bully) • 3 dimensional character: fully fleshed out, full emotional/psychological connection, complex (Ex: Edward Scissorhands, Gilbert Grape)...
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