Film Midterm

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  1. West Coast
  2. East Coast
  3. Mid West and South
  4. 3 Silent film periods
    • 1. 1894-1907 Edison, Lumiere and melles
    • 2. 1908-1919 Griffith, Sennett and Chaplin
    • 3. 1920-1929 Keaton, Gance, Murnau, Eisenstein, Von Stroheim
  5. First movie star
    Florence Lawrence
  6. Film noir
    Hollywood crime drama
  7. What time period was film noir?
  8. Chiarocuro
    Treatment of light or shadowing in film noir
  9. 1914 American films established their dominance of worlds screens due to
    • 1. WWI: nitrate used in films was needed to make explosives
    • 2. films of Griffith, sennett, Chaplin and Pickford
    • 3. The star system: names draw in the crowds
    • 4. Studio system: industrial approach to filmmaking
  10. 3 tiers of american film business
    • 1. Production: studios in Hollywood
    • 2. Management and distribution: New York
    • 3. Exhibition: All over
  11. Script of a film
  12. Sometimes called title cards. Printed titles that appear withing the main body of a film to convey dialogue. Common to silent films
  13. events that make up a story, particularly as they relate to one another in a pattern, in a sequence, through cause and effect, 
  14. theory and the study of narrative and narrative structure and the ways that these affect our perception
  15. persons of the drama") is a phrase used to refer collectively, in the form of a list, to the main characters in a dramatic work
    Dramatis personae
  16. the leading character or one of the major characters in a drama, movie, novel, or other fictional text.
  17. Major character whose values or behaviors is in conflict with that of a protagonist
  18. Major character in a film who serves as a hero, positively, contrast with antagonist
  19. a 19th-century optical toy consisting of a cylinder with a series of pictures on the inner surface that, when viewed through slits with the cylinder rotating, give an impression of continuous motion.
  20. British born photographer Hired by Leland Stanford to takes series of pictures of horse running to prove all feet came off ground
    Eadweard Muybridge
  21. railway magnate and calfornia governor who bet that a running horse in a race's feet all came off the ground when running
    Leland Stanford
  22. A style of narrative filmmaking centered on one or more central characters who propel the plot through a cause-and-effect logic wherein one action generates a reaction and consequence.

    one actions or event leads to, or causes, another action or event
    classical film narrative
  23. the main events of a play, movie or work devised by the writer as an interrelated sequence
    Orders the events and actions of the story according to particular temporal and spatial patterns, selecting some actions, individuals, and events and omitting others.
  24. Those individuals who motivate the events and perform the actions of the story.
  25. an account of imaginary or real people or events
    Subject matter or raw material of a narrative, with the actions and events ordered chronologically and focused on one or more characters.
  26. a person who writes script for play, movie, broadcast
    create film scenarios or scripts, either original stories or adaptations from short stories, novels, or other sources
  27. a television picture tube
    a film recording of a television broadcast by filming the picture from a video monitor
  28. first motion picture device made by Thomas Edison
  29. two brothers in France who invented cinematographe in 1894
    Auguste and Louis Lumiere
  30. A quality created within a fictional world in which the characters display behavior, emotions, and thoughts that appear consistent and coherent.
    character coherence
  31. Characters who behave in an inconsistent or contradictory way, defying the laws of Character Coherence.
    divided characters
  32. The social arrangement of characters in relation to each other
    character grouping
  33. Characters that are so exaggerated or reductive that they no longer seem realistic, becoming symbolic stand-ins.
    figurative types
  34. Characters representing an abstract state or process that is universal to human identification and cognition across culture.
  35. Actions are motivated towards a particular event
    One of the most common temporal schemes in narrative films. This idea adds to the tension and excitement of a plot by accelerating the action toward a central event or action that must be accomplished by a certain moment, hour, day or year. This adds suspense and anticipation
    deadline structure
  36. How often plot elements are repeatedly shown.
    narrative frequency
  37. Narrator who doesn't exist within the narrative world
    third-person narrator
  38. Essentially, someone telling their own story, or at least the story they are a part of.
    first person narrator
  39. The context of a narrative which indicates the crucial perspective and logic that will define the story.
    narrative frame
  40. Narrators that call attention to the narrative point of view in order to complicate their own authority as a narrator.
    relexive narration
  41. Narration that raises questions or problematizes the truth of the story.
    unreliable narration
  42. Several narrative perspectives given for a single story.
    multiple narration
  43. production - studios in hollywood
    management and distribution - new york
    exhibition - all over
    3 tiers of film business
  44. A story told by a narrator or conveyed by a narrational point of view
  45. The emotional, physical or intellectual perspective through which the characters, events and action of the plot appear.
  46. Selected events and actions proceed one after another through a forward movement in time.
    linear chronology
  47. the dominant form of classical film narrative associated with the Hollywood studio system from the end of the 1910s to the end of the 1950s.
    classical hollywood narrative
  48. The Birth of a Nation
    Way Down East
    major works DW Griffith
  49. two or more dramatic plots that are usually linked by a common character and a similar theme.
    parallel plots
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Film Midterm
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