The Film HRS 180
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Study List Giannetti Chapter 11 Theory Film theory has always been dominated by Europeans Theories of realism 7 Siegfried Kracauer s nature caught in the act unstaged reality the art of being there Study the plots of Yasujiro Ozu ll21 Italian NeoRealism late 1940s 7 Robert Rossellini 1 12 Zavattini s and DeSica s Bicycle Thief p 46264 Neorealism always has a strong moral position eg it defends the dignity of the common man Formalist lm theories See author s de nition p46465 Film say formalists is arti cial and creative it favors the pleasure principle 1 l8a Robocop They treat the frame as two dimensional the miseenscene expresses the Vision of the director Through editing they present fragmented space and time The Wizard of Oz 1 l7a 7 The wondrous world of the MGM musical was a triumph of arti ce Rudolf Arnheim Film as Art 1933 7 how a camera s perception ofa scene differs fundamentally from that of the human eye The Auteur Theory Auteur 7 a lm artist an individual whose personality is indelibly stamped onto his or her work p 476 The main ideas Francois Truffaut s la politique des auteurs l l l l in the Cahiers du Cinema 7the signature of the author See also Andrew Sarris in the Village Voice How can this theory be applied to studiodominated Hollywood movies The theory works best for lmmakers who write direct and control the whole lm process eg Truffaut Ingmar Bergman 1 112 Woody Allen and John Sayles who in small lms such as City ofHope ll24 keeps artistic control by pinching pennies Some of the weaknesses of the auteur theory Mildred Pierce as a product of Warner Brothers studio ll13a although the actor Schwarzenegger does not direct he nevertheless dominates his movies 1 114 Eclectic approach 7 Pauline Kael Surely there are no hard and fast rules It all depends on how it s done Be pluralistic relative exible in our judgments Perform the gad y function He is not necessarily a bad critic if he makes errors in judgment He is a bad critic if he does not awaken the curiosity enlarge the interests and understanding of the audience 480 Weakness of the theory is that is it so subjective Nevertheless this class and instructor favors this approach
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