Film Final Exam
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Film Final Exam
Who was Man Ray?
associated with Avant Gard movement in Paris
Most famous film - "Return to Reason"
Characteristics of screwball comedy.
Subgenre of comedy
Slapstick 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?
1. No professional actors
2. No contrapt plots
3. No on location shooting
What are the Japanese genres?
: historical films
: swordfight movies
: contemporary stories
: ordinary daily life
Who was the most well known Japanese director? His notable film?
What do Japanese films focus on?
Explore dramatic issues
Resignation to life's painful challenges
Exploration of everyday life
Who is Gordon Parks?
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.
: urban, city
: greed, ambition
What is a femme fatal?
A strong independent woman character
Protrayed during WWII era movies
Based on anxiety about women's roles after war
Characteristics of German Expressionism.
Against physical realism
Inter emotional reality
Mise en scene
Un-natural acting style
Chiaroscuro lighting - light to dark
Slowly paced editing
What is mise-en-scene?
Everything on the screen that gives meaning
What are Solanos and Gentino known for?
The third cinema manifesto
"Towards a Third Cinema"
: 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 way
Outside standard systems of production
Non- CHC norms (non-linear, collectives instead of individuals)
Social or political commentary
Associated with underdeveloped emerging nations but not restricted to 3rd world
First cinema, Second cinema, Third cinema
Cinema of national or cultural self-definition
What is Avant Garde?
Creation of new forms
Manipulation of shapes and colors
Unique comparisons and combinations
Not external reality; visual sensation
Depiction of subconscience
What is magical realism?
Reality and fantasy together
What cinema is magical realism associated with? Give an example of film.
Latin America cinema
Characteristics of post-war Hindi films.
Romantic or sentimental main plot
Average 6 songs; 3 dances per film
What are characteristics associated with Robert Drew?
Drew and Associates
Way of telling dramatic stories
High stakes situations
Arises viewers emotions
Director focuses on getting truthful responses
Nanook of the North
Docementary on Inuit Family
Co-founder of cinemathuque francaise
Taboo material; social violence
Theatre of cruelty
Aesthetic of the horror
"Blood of the Beasts"
Characteristics of left bank directors.
Started with documentaries
Characteristics of right bank directors. (cahiers du cinema)
Journal that started French New Wave
Significance of "The Graduate"
Hollywood rebirth film
Dealing with inner-generation sex and romance