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Film History I
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CINE 211 Film History I Final Exam Study Guide Introduction of Sound What film is considered the first talkie 0 The Jazz Singer Warner Bros 1061927 What are some technical limitations of early sound technology late ZOsearly 30s 0 It was really loud so it had to be separated from the mics omni directional mics would pick up everything 0 Cameras were placed in separate booths so actors had to speak slowlyclearly which also affected their performance encouraged by the studios 0 There was no sound mixing so everything was shot at once multi camera set ups orchestras on set everything had to be done then and there What was Fritz Lang s use of early sound technology 0 In his film M he avoids non diagetic musicsound so as to not in uence how the film is seen to the viewers 0 He focuses on st and shows early use of sound bridges 0 The only non diagetic sound in M is the whistling What was Ren Clair s use of early sound technology 0 In his early comedies he uses camera movements stretches of silence absence of sound and sonic puns also known to incorporate surrealism HollywoodGolden Age and 1930s Warner Bros emergence as a major studio use of Wall Street and its early adoption of sound technology minor in 1920s silent era major in 1930s sound era What companies made up the Big 5 0 Paramount 0 MGM 0 Warner Bros 0 RKO 0 20th Century Fox Fox merged with 20th Century What impact did the technical innovations have on Hollywood during the 1930s 0 It didn t hugely change it only enhanced and refined already existing well ingrained style from 1920s know about sfx and 2 distinct typeswhat they did for short answer Who were a part of the older and younger generations of Hollywood directors during the 1930 1945 period 0 OlderAlready established Josef Von Sternberg Charlie Chaplin Fritz Lang Ernst Lubitsch Thomas H Ince DW Griffith 0 Younger generation Orson Welles in uenced by older gen What was Citizen Kane s Narrative Structure 0 It had an ellipticalnon linear multi faceted approach incorporates montage and ashbacks Universal horror films started in 29 0 Dracula 0 The Mummy 0 Frankenstein Stylistic elements of Film Noir 0 Venetian blinds 0 Low key lighting 0 Damselfemme fatal 0 Violent narratives 0 Adaptations of hard boiled fiction 0 In uenced by both German Expressionism and French Poetic Realism Other Studio Systems Vibrant Outside of Hollywood The Quota Act of 1927 0 British government mandate to make certain a percentage of British films and exhibition 0 Theaters to devote minimum amount of screen time to films Alfred Hitchcock 0 1934 1938 thriller genre synonymous With Hitchcock 0 Signed With 5 film deal Yasujiro Ozu 0 graphic matches breaking of 180 degree rule staticy camera movement low shooting height last of directors to incorporate sound into his films 1936 India s studio system during the 1930s 0 highly fragmented because of multi languages spoken 0 rapidly expanding to meet high demand going to cinema became hugely popular 0 not radically different than classical Hollywood and how it was formulated Cinema and the StateCinema as Means of Propaganda Socialist Realism Art 0 Focus on the Whole of the people rather than indiVidual people 0 Simplisticeasily understandable 0 Operated on 2 central maxims 0 Party mindedness 0 Depicting the life of ordinary people in a sympathetic matter 0 Not to rely on any sort of formalism 0 NO EXPERIMENTALS 0 Outlook on cinema supposed to simplify life 0 Make people heroes Nazi Germany s Film Industry 0 Import ban 0 Only nationalized films 0 Did not seize direct control 0 Calculated capitalistic approach to film industry by quietly buying up all the studios Leni Riefenstahl 0 Did Triumph of the Will and Olympia 0 Most famous Nazi Era German filmmaker 0 Films known for O No hardcoreovert attacks on other nations 0 Not anti semitic O Captured Nazi ideaology and furvor 0 Displayed Germany s military might Italy s Studio System 0 Under Mussolini 0 Didn t take by force like Bolsheviks 0 Didn t buy up like Nazis more like laissezfaire 0 Government subsidized production 0 Forced theaters to program a certain amount of domestic product 0 Taxed imports 0 Created fund to established Venice Film Festival 0 Least forceful Poetic Realism s Latter 1930s but Before Film Noir in 1941 Defining Narrative Characteristics 0 Aristocratic 0 Everyday working class characters 0 Focused on doomedlast chancemissed love poetic 0 Very pessimisticdark stories realism 0 Very lavish set designs 0 Exaggerated style 0 In uenced other movements like Film Noir and Italian NeoRealism Deep focus Photography 0 Has a large depth of field while maintaining everything in the frame in focus 0 Focused on background and foreground at the same time Genres that Flourished in Hollywood Between 1940 and 1945 0 Horror 0 Social Problem 0 Gangster 0 Musical 0 Fantasy 0 Screwball Comedy 0 Film Noir The Hayes Code 0 An outline of moral standards covering crime seX and violence on screen 0 Self censorship by Hollywood as way to maintain the largest audience possible without being censored by third parties Special Effects of 1930s Hollywood 0 Optical Printing any type Mattes Traveling Mattes etc 0 Montage Sequences 0 Rear Projection used for travelling sequences like in cars 0 Miniatures 0 Puppets 0 Trap Doors Technicolor


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