THA 136 Terms.txt
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THA 136 Terms.txt
Influenced by European New Wave.
Made a film in 1964 staring the Beatles titled A Hard Day’s Night.
His cinematic style was good.
Consided the “father of the music video”
Bonnie and Clyde
Came out in 1967.
Part of the Great Film Renaissance.
This movie launches the trend.
Warren Beatty produced it and also started as Clyde.
He was intrigued by the French New Wave.
Consists of elements from the Great Film Renaissance.
1) Criticism of military service and violence.
2) Materialism (suburbanism)
4) Emphasis on youth
5) Emphasis on sex, drugs, experimental sex. It had also used handheld cameras and the actors were method actors.
Came out in 1971 and was directed by Don Siegel.
Was part of the 1970s movie theme of “lone wolf film.”
Where a frustrated male is frustrated with a situation in his life and acts on his own to correct it.
This movie was successful in this theme.
Directed by George Lucas in 1977.
Lucas went from studio to studio to pitch it but was rejected each time until 20th Century Fox had accepted it.
They had thought that the movie wouldn’t last, people predicted a cinematic disaster.
There was not CGI (computer generated images).
1986 was the birth of the multiplex.
The amount of movie theaters were decreasing but the amount of screens had increased in each building.
Built near or in shopping malls.
Designed to keep you comfortable so that you can stay there longer.
80% of their profits come from the snack bar.s
Francis Ford Coppola
Director of the Godfather.
Part of the New Generation Directors.
Does traditional genre film.
One of his theme of his movies is dark satire.
His first noteworthy film was Blue Velvet (1986) which was combination of film noir and a porn film.
Incorporated film to avoid certain fees.
Breakthrough film is The Terminator.
Loves technology and loves to blend technology.
Idea of the Terminator first started about a nightmare.
Another movie he had done was the Titanic.
The first $200 million dollar movie.
The Ratings System
Replaced the Production Code Administration.
In 1968 Jack Valenti had created the MPPA film ratings system.
Movies had ratings of G, M, R and X. Each rating shows how safe the film was, for children or not.
Letter rating had an effect on the box office because people had aimed for a rating of R.
Not a lot of people really cared for the rating of G.
Directed M.A.S.H. which was about the Korean War.
14 directors had turned the film down.
Part of the great film renaissance
An auteur director.
He had made a new approach to sound and dialogue and had used all new stars.
The themes in this film were unpatriotic, antimilitary and anti-christianity.
Came out in 1973 and was under the theme of occult films.
Dealt with Satan and evil.
Rejected Renaissance films.
The villains started becoming non-humans
The supreme problem of the world was the supernatural.
There were dramatic religious revival.
Directed by Steven Spielberg in 1975.
Some breakthroughs from the film was special effect achievements (the mechanical shark) and the marketing (saturations booking for the first time).
It became the top grossing film of all time.
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola in 1979.
Considered the ultimate auteur picture.
The perfect combination of massive studio expenditure and equally massive artistic risk.
With a VCR you are able to record audio and video onto a videocassette and play it back later on.
In 1980 Disney and Universal and filed a lawsuit against Sony who just introduced the Betamax videocassette and video recorder.
However, the court held that Sony could not be held liable for what consumers might do with a VCR because the VCR can be used in a way that doesn’t infringe copyrights.
Industrial Light and Magic
George Lucas’ state-of-the-art postproduction house.
Between 1980 and 1999, ILM became the industry’s top effects house which supervised postproduction on over 150 films.
A significant trend of African American depiction
Designed for African American audiences.
They were serious films.
Elements of these films were
1) They take place in inner-city, poverish, crime cities
2) it dealt with crime and violence
3) Characters are criminals or policeman
4) rise of the Black Panther party (African Americans rising for self-defense)
A film producer that had produced films like Die Hard (1998) and Lethal Weapon (1987).
All the films he had produced has his auteur signature.
A buff male star with a discernible expertise taking on some sort of cartel or conspiracy.
High-profile celebrity auteur.
Made politically incendiary films.
He brings in race issues in all his subsequent films.
Made a career of making movies for and/or about kids in which he refuses to pander or condescend.