International Art Cinemas
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History of Motion Pictures Lecture 15 Int l Art Cinemas 1 What is an quotart lm a Always existed alongside mainstream narrative cinema both inside of Hollywood and out i Examples Surrealism Expressionism and Italian Neorealism 1950s art lms coming from France Japan Sweden and Italy helped to foster an international lm culture in many different countries including the United States Are not designed for a mass audience i They are difficult puzzling and often don t care about telling a straight forward story Made in opposition to Hollywood s quotinvisible style which is the dominant mode of lmmaking throughout the world i New in new wave ii Ex Drive 2011 and The Witch 2016 2 Italian Neorealism a After WW2 Italy had little money and cities were bombed out i Little lmmaking equipment some cameras and some lm stock Italian neorealist lms were shot on location typically used non actors and told stories about common people often focused on characters instead of a plot c Lack of any fake is what makes it art cinema d Heavily in uenced Hollywood lmmakers of the 60s and 70s who loved realism and grittiness of these lms 3 Akira Kurosawa a b Considered one of the greatest lmmakers to have ever lived Brought Japanese lmmaking to the West i Japan s lm culture and industry has been around as long as Hollywood s but Kurosawa made the west aware of Japanese cinema His work in the Jidaigeki genre period lms which was most often set during the Edo period and featured samurai Produced a number of crime lms and several family dramas as well His partnership with actor Toshiro Mifune is considered one of the most amazing and productive working relationships in all of lm history 4 Rashomon a b c Kurosawa s rst major lm internationally Its narrative focuses on the nature of truth and reality Wins the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and becomes an international sensation 5 Japanese New Wave in the 1960s a Grows from the Japanese studio system b i Young directors brought on as apprentices to learn lmmaking begin to produce youthoriented lms with experimental forms and content Directors of the Japanese New Wave were devoted to questioning analyzing critiquing and upsetting social conventions 6 Czech New Wave 1960s 1970s a Films intended to make the Czech people aware that they were participants in a system of oppression and incompetence which had brutalized them all Featured long unscripted dialogue absurd humor and non actors i Films were extremely political but they were often metaphorical