Russian Cinema - No psychologization; no construction of a...

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Soviet Cinema
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Sergei Eisenstein
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The Strike Sergei Eisenstein, USSR, 1924
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Tropes by Montage Metaphors: Dissolve Dissolving the image of a monkey into that of the agent monkey; Owl into agent owl… Bulldog dissolved into the image of the agent Bulldog
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Agent Owl
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Metaphors: intercutting Cutting the images of long shot showing workers seated and army cavalry controlling them with long shot of the four capitalist owners of factory and close up of one of them pressing orange
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Metaphors: intercutting-2 Carnage: slaughtering the cow = slaughtering the strickers
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images of the agents which become animated, images used as evidence of the worker’s involvement in sabotage; the photo of the leader, with a beard: flash forward, leap into the future
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Tropes of Surveillance The agent owl; the globe-like lamp; the close-up on one eye= being under surveillance
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Homage to machines Presence of trains, factory machines, wheels predominant in the screen
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Character Development
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Unformatted text preview: No psychologization; no construction of a subject with a “real life” experience, feelings, • No relationships, no love story • Masses are the hero Underdogs & Outcasts • Dwarfs ; outcasts (lumpen proletariat) • Victimized womanhood: last part: horseman whipping woman afraid for her baby. • Baby thrown from to of the building Battleship Potemkine Rotten Meat Dispossessed Sailors Revolt brewing Effecti-ve close-up: anger Aesthetics of Abstract painting • Close up of the ship: symetric structure: two canons-circles-eyes-breasts • Stairs: horizontal lines-dead people vs vertical lines-soldiers Attraction: shock in close-up Funny caddy! Horizontal/ Vertical Angry stone Rhythm & Editing • Dilatation of time: endless shots, massacre in endless minutes Cinematic memory • The caddy running down the stairs: The Untouchables Dztiga Vertov, The Man With the Movie Camera Camera & Eye Kino-Eye • Germinal, Claude Berri, France, 1993 • Baraka...
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course POL 2107 taught by Professor Bourgault during the Spring '08 term at University of Ottawa.

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