Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle was an American silent film actor comedian director and

Roscoe fatty arbuckle was an american silent film

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Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle - was an American silent film actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter. Arbuckle was accused by a well known madam of raping and accidentally killing Rappe. Arbuckle endured three widely publicized trials which lasted from November 1921 to April 1922 for rape and manslaughter. His films were subsequently banned and he was publicly ostracized. MPPDA (and its formation) - main studios band together to form motion picture producers and distributors of america Production Code - DON’TS - illegal trafficking and drugs, licentious and suggestive nudity,
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ridicule of clergy BE CAREFULS - use of the flag, brutality, methods of smuggling, deliberate seduction of girls Will Hays - namesake of the Hays Code for censorship of American films Consolidation of distributors and exhibitors - yes the mppc Ohio v. Mutual (1915) - the Court ruled that the free speech protection of the Ohio Constitution did not extend to motion pictures. Block booking - a system of selling multiple films to a theater as a unit “First run” vs. “second run” - A film is said to be in its first run when it has been just released, Some older, smaller, or poorly outfitted neighbourhood or discount theatres, or those in less desirable locations, specialize in showing films during their second run. These theatres get to keep a larger share of the ticket fees and often charge a lower ticket price. Sergei Eisenstein - a pioneering Soviet Russian film director and film theorist, often considered to be the "Father of Montage" Dziga Vertov - supervisor of Narkompros newsreel series, wrote regular series for official gov. newspaper, Pravada and a regular editorial, “Kino Pravada,” Prolific writer, not just filmmaker, Proposes that film can raise awareness of social and political reality and employs montage in documentary, NOT fiction Lev Kuleshov - a Soviet filmmaker and film theorist who taught at and helped establish the world's first film school, the Moscow Film School. Narkompros - russian institution to oversee film industry Sovkino - central distribution monopoly, stabilizes russian film industry by funding national films and exporting them abroad Kuleshov effect - a film editing (montage) effect demonstrated by Russian filmmaker Lev Kuleshov in the 1910s and 1920s Kuleshov experiments - elucidated editing principle known as as kuleshov effect Agit-vehicles - visit countryside, bringing cinema to rural peasants and workers Constructivism - a movement in the arts, a rejection of the idea of autonomous art
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Montage - a technique in film editing in which a series of short shots are edited into a sequence to condense space, time, and information, different from continuity editing because the scenes shown are completely different from each other
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