Who was Man Ray?
American Photographerfilm collagesassociated with Avant Gard movement in ParisMost famous film - "Return to Reason
Characteristics of screwball comedy.Films
Subgenre of comedySlapstick hummor and witty dialogue"It Happened one Night""His Girl Friday
What is neorealism?
A cultural movement that brings elements of true life in the stories it describes, rather than a world mainly existing in imagination only."Bicycle Theives" - Desica
Who is the father of Italian neorealism? What 3 things did his manifesto include?
Zavattini1. No professional actors2. No contrapt plots3. No on location shooting
What are the Japanese genres?
Jidai-geki: historical filmsChambara: swordfight moviesGendi-geki: contemporary storiesShomin-geki: ordinary daily life
Who was the most well known Japanese director? His notable film?
What do Japanese films focus on?
Family crisisExplore dramatic issuesResignation to life's painful challengesExploration of everyday life
1st black director
The Learning Tree
Why is "Shaft" important?
First Blacksploitation studio produced film
What is blacksploitation?
The portrayal of blacks and their stereotypes on the bigscreen
What is film noir?
Stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations.Setting: urban, cityMotivates characters: greed, ambition
What is a femme fatal?
A strong independent woman characterProtrayed during WWII era moviesBased on anxiety about women's roles after war
Characteristics of German Expressionism.
Against physical realismInter emotional realityMise en sceneStylized setsUn-natural acting styleChiaroscuro lighting - light to darkLong shotsSlowly paced editingFramed stories
What is mise-en-scene?
Everything on the screen that gives meaningEx:ClothingMake-upLightingSetting
What are Solanos and Gentino known for?
The third cinema manifesto"Towards a Third Cinema"Said that: third cinema is a cinema of national or cultural self - deifnition"Hour of the Furnace
What are characteristics of third cinema?
Told new stories in a different wayOutside standard systems of productionNon- CHC norms (non-linear, collectives instead of individuals)Social or political commentaryAssociated with underdeveloped emerging nations but not restricted to 3rd world
First cinema, Second cinema, Third cinema
HollywoodEACCinema of national or cultural self-definition
What is Avant Garde?
ExperimentationCreation of new formsManipulation of shapes and colorsUnique comparisons and combinationsNot external reality; visual sensationDepiction of subconscienceFantasy
What is magical realism?
Reality and fantasy together
What cinema is magical realism associated with? Give an example of film.
Latin America cinema"Pan's Labyrinth
Characteristics of post-war Hindi films.
Complete spectacle Romantic or sentimental main plotComic subplotHappy endingAverage 6 songs; 3 dances per film
What are characteristics associated with Robert Drew?
Drew and AssociatesWay of telling dramatic storiesCrisis structureHigh stakes situationsArises viewers emotions
DocumentaryDirector focuses on getting truthful responses
Nanook of the North
Robert FlahertyDocementary on Inuit Family
SurrealistCo-founder of cinemathuque francaiseTaboo material; social violenceTheatre of crueltyAesthetic of the horror"Blood of the Beasts
Characteristics of left bank directors.
ArtistsArtisticIntellectualTrainedStarted with documentariesActivists
Characteristics of right bank directors. (cahiers du cinema)
Journal that started French New Wave
Significance of "The Graduate
Hollywood rebirth filmDealing with inner-generation sex and romance