Week 1 - Toy becomes commodity Why was it popular • It...

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Aesthetics – visual beauty o What “turns us on” about a movie How Film Affects us 4 Sides of a Movie o 1. Technology Industrial Revolution, 19 th century invention Value of technology Recreate life in motion – movement in time Many locations, same time 6 Things had to be in place 1. Persistence of vision o Brain allows us to see frames as motion o Physical and psychological – eyes and brain o Thaumotrope – spinning coin on a string Thauma – wonder, trope - turn John Paris Bird in cage 2. Still Photography o 10 th century 3. Motion Picture Camera o Edward Moibridge – horse race photographer 24 Cameras o Gun Shaped Camera 12 glass plates 4. Film Stock o Celluloid o Simple, cheap o 24 fps standard 5. Printer o Negative Positive 6. Projector o Plays 24 fps o 2. Business Movies make money
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Unformatted text preview: Toy becomes commodity Why was it popular? • It captured motion • Other forms of entertainment set the climate for realism • Film did it better • Few demands in language, good for immigrants and lower class • Cheaper than theater • Films show us how to live • Socializing force • Movies were accessible and clean • Accessed shared feelings, part of a whole • Tapped into dream life, what we want/daydream about o Movies are dreaming Work out unresolved problems Movies and dreams are visual Movies are better because you do it together o Producer – financial o Distributor – gets it into theaters o Exhibitor – rents reels o Movies first shown in Vaudeville Collection of skits...
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