D.W griddityh 1915, The birth of a nation. The kkk tries to restore order for americans. The jazz singer (1927) black faceGone with the wind (1939) one of hollywoods most successful films. The film is set during the civil war. Hattie Mcdaniel Best supporting Actress 1940, playing a role of the “mammy” she won an oscar but she was not allowed to sit with the rest of the cast. Thelma “butterfly” mcqueenThe production code of the motion producers and directors of american, inc miscegenation (sex relationship between the white and black races is forbidden… Stanley kramer, 1967. Sidney poitier, in 1967 makes 3 films all of it deals with americans problem with race. In the heat of the night (norman jewison, 1967To sir with love, sidney poitier (1967) The top 3 films confronts race. 1968, night of the living dead, difinitive horror film, black protaganist. And race is a casual way where black actors were introduced into films.
Do tbe right thing ( spike lee, 1989) it was a racially charged period. Police brutally, people dying, young black man dying. Do the right thing Bedford- stuyvesant, largely african american neighbourhood in brooklyn, it is a cultural centre in the african american history, interms of jazz, hip hop ,etc. it was associated with negative aspects also, crime, poverty. It was framed in the media as a bad neighbouhood. Interms of crime and racial tension. Film style: what are common/ predominant elements of spike lee’s “style” in this film.It was a very visual style. Use of color, cinematic techniques. They are not the one we wuld identify with realism. What are some of the techniques he uses? The ending :and the relevance of the films title. What is the “right thing? Does mookie do the right thing? Is that even the right question to ask? Week 5: Concept of the national cinema.Thursday February 4th“Categorizing” Cinema -Genre- - “textual properties”/ audience expectations. Auteur - - primary, individual creative force. Periodization - - historical “eras” of filmmaking National Cinema: country of originThe cinema of Brazil Brazil has always been an active movie nation. They have a massive market for hollywood. The thirst for hollywood. They mimic the patterns of hollywood. Popular genre in brazil- “chanchada”- comedic musical Slavery in brazil, multicultural society. Brazilian has the largest country with the highest amount of african descended individuals. Wealthy upper class, and millions living in poverty. Cinema Novo: 1960s: translate to the “new Cinema” stereotypical casting in brazil. Glauber Rocha: A cinema of hunger” (content and techinique) low budget, realist kind of cinema. City of god/ cidade de deus (2002) 1)“favela;” set entirely in a brazilian favela. Favela= densely populated “slums.” With substandard housing and infrastructure, in Brazilian cities. 2)Set during period of “brazilian military government” 1964-1985 military dictatorship. This explains the violence between the people from the favela and the government.