*Required reading and viewing*!
Watch Rome Open City and read Tomasulos article on Bicycle Thieves found on
Citizen Kane continued!
No Trespassing sign at the beginning and end of the film - as if to say we didnt
trespass at all
The Gold Rush (1925) ending!
Youve spoiled the picture!
In reference to the end when Charlie Chaplin kisses the girl!
The audience is used to Charlie Chaplins films ending with the tramp walking off
alone. The audience might not like this diffe
*Today we finished watching The Birth of a Nation and we watched The Cabinet of Dr.
The Birth of a Nation!
Shot without a shooting script- a lot of improvisation although there were months of
rehearsing before shooting
Claude Levi- Strauss!
Founder of structural anthropology!
The Raw and the Cooked!
- nature v. culture/ civilization!
Un Chien Andalou!
Use of sound in many scenes!
Based on real life story of a child killer!
*Today we watched Sherlock Jr. and Charlie Chaplin*!
Comedy - based on/ resolves pain!
Arthur Koestler wrote the theory of bisociation in his book The Act of Creation!
- bisociation: the joining of opposites to create humor!
eg. an ad
Today we watched the film The Birth of a Nation but we did not finish it.!
DWG (David Llewelyn Wark D.W Griffith)!
a) b.g (background) born 1875 in LaGrange, Kentucky. Son of confederate colonel!
b) started as playwright actor !
c) made 100s o
Lenin: Cinema is the most important art for us!
Einstein- 5 types of montage!
1. metric: number of frames!
2. rythmic: movement within the shot!
3. tonal: lighting, direction of movement!
4. overtonal: background move