For final exam: learn terms from the textbook (screenplay, etc.)
Know terms in detail- what stages does a screenplay have?
Starts with a short description (treatment), goes through several drafts, ends with the final
version used in shooting.
Modes of Fi
Cinematography and 2 of the most famous scenes in film: Andr Bazin, "The Evolution of the
Language of the Cinema"
Laura Mulvey, "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema"
Cinematographers are Directors of Photography or DPs.
Cinematography dictates what the
Kuleshov Effect- Look up
The component element of the montage is the shot.
Editing serves to connect shots in special/temporal order, provide
If you have a cut, you have to move the camera at least 30 degrees or it
creates an impression of je
Parallel editing- cutting back and forth between two scenes which are related, narratively
Misaguchi movie about escaped slaves- as a forest scene progresses, the camera shifts
to make the trees into a grid, almost like prison bars. They
Lecture 3 (9/10)
A great number of different factors went into Citizen Kane, and every film. Thus, who is
When does auteurship matter? Legally, and when somebody demands credit.
By the middle of 20th century, the prevalent theory was that f
Introduction to Film
Early film was stored on reels. Now theyre stored on files. No more rollers or sprockets. Now
the info is fed into a server.
They arrive at a theater on a hard drive the size of a heavy textbook. Its all digitized now.
This has been t
Why was Hollywood so dominant?
Other countries even created tariffs to get rid of Hollywood films. Theater owners didnt
like this because Hollywood movies were popular.
Japan 1922-32 produced more feature films than even the US. Their market was as
There were many people involved in the making of the film: writers, actors, critics,
A question emerges- Who is the author?
Does a studio film have an author in the same way that a poem does?
Orson Welles was the boy geni
Vertigo as analyzed by Laura Mulvey- All about masculine/misogynistic cinema.
Much of film narrative is about how women get in the way of/destroy men. The
Femme Fatale, who either destroys the man, is domesticated, or destroys herself.
Mulvey thinks there