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CIN 2190 Fall 2011 Home Assignment: Hand it to Professor Monday, October 3 rd 2011 FOUR double spaced pages, Times New Romans, 12. Answer ONE of the following Questions: 1- Explain FOUR main characteristics of the early movies styles in the Lumières brothers & Méliès fashion. Illustrate each characteristic with an example from each director. For instance, compare camera movement or its absence, aesthetics of theatre, acting style, rhythm of movement within frame or in editing, or any other characteristics. You need for each point of comparison an example from The Lumières and one from Méliès. Overall then, you need eight examples, which can come from one or more films per director. 2- Identify FOUR characteristics (aesthetic, narrative, and/ or thematic)
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Unformatted text preview: in Chaplin and Keaton films. Compare these characteristics, each in one or more film (s) by each director. For instance, compare accumulation, acceleration, repetition, movement within frame or in editing, type of persona, type of humor, self referentiality, or any other characteristics. You need for each point of comparison an example from Chaplin and one from Keaton. Overall then, you need eight examples, which can come from one or more films per director. Please use your class notes and the texts by Blumenberg and Cook, in the course pack. The examples need to be as detailed as possible within the limits of space. Reference your bibliographic sources. No web sources....
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