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The Art of Making Movies November 3, 2010 I. Analyzing the Film Industry II. Early Development of Film Narrative and Techniques A. Peep Show Novelties and the Cinema of Attractions 1. Kinetoscope parlours 2. Examples: The Kiss , Serpentine Dance , Sandow (1893) B. Primitive Cinema: Tableaux (“Living Pictures”) Films (1894-1903) 1. Vaudeville houses 2. Single long shot, static camera, theater-like staging 3. Example: A Chess Dispute (1903) C. Editing 1. Trick films – The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895) 2. Close-ups/Insert shots – The Gay Shoe Clerk (1903) 3. Variable locations/scenes – The Other Side of the Hedge (1905) D. Emergence of Complex Narratives (Beginning around 1903) 2. Ever more complex narratives 3. Narrative: a.
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Unformatted text preview: story b. discourse c. schematic definition: equilibrium/disruption/return to equilibrium 4. Example: The Great Train Robbery (Edwin S. Porter, 1903; also of note Life of an American Fireman 1903 ) E. Principles of Classical Hollywood Cinema Develop (1909-1917) 1. Cross-cutting 2. Establishing/master shot 3. Shot/reverse shot 4. 180 degree rule III. 4 Techniques of Filmmaking A. Mise-en-scen (put on the stage) B. Sound (music, dialogue, sound effects; diagetic and nondiagetic) C. Cinematography (camera distance and movement) D. Editing (cut, wipe, dissolve, superimposition) IV. Style A. The manipulation or exploitation of film techniques to create meaning B. Example: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington montage (1939) C. Example: Clueless montage (1995)...
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