3. 1920-1929 Keaton, Gance, Murnau, Eisenstein, Von Stroheim
First movie star
Hollywood crime drama
What time period was film noir?
Treatment of light or shadowing in film noir
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
3 tiers of american film business
1. Production: studios in Hollywood
2. Management and distribution: New York
3. Exhibition: All over
Script of a film
Sometimes called title cards. Printed titles that appear withing the main body of a film to convey dialogue. Common to silent films
events that make up a story, particularly as they relate to one another in a pattern, in a sequence, through cause and effect,
theory and the study of narrative and narrative structure and the ways that these affect our perception
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
the leading character or one of the major characters in a drama, movie, novel, or other fictional text.
Major character whose values or behaviors is in conflict with that of a protagonist
Major character in a film who serves as a hero, positively, contrast with antagonist
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.
British born photographer Hired by Leland Stanford to takes series of pictures of horse running to prove all feet came off ground
railway magnate and calfornia governor who bet that a running horse in a race's feet all came off the ground when running
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
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.
Those individuals who motivate the events and perform the actions of the story.
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.
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
a television picture tube
a film recording of a television broadcast by filming the picture from a video monitor
first motion picture device made by Thomas Edison
two brothers in France who invented cinematographe in 1894
Auguste and Louis Lumiere
A quality created within a fictional world in which the characters display behavior, emotions, and thoughts that appear consistent and coherent.
Characters who behave in an inconsistent or contradictory way, defying the laws of Character Coherence.
The social arrangement of characters in relation to each other
Characters that are so exaggerated or reductive that they no longer seem realistic, becoming symbolic stand-ins.
Characters representing an abstract state or process that is universal to human identification and cognition across culture.
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
How often plot elements are repeatedly shown.
Narrator who doesn't exist within the narrative world
Essentially, someone telling their own story, or at least the story they are a part of.
first person narrator
The context of a narrative which indicates the crucial perspective and logic that will define the story.
Narrators that call attention to the narrative point of view in order to complicate their own authority as a narrator.
Narration that raises questions or problematizes the truth of the story.
Several narrative perspectives given for a single story.
production - studios in hollywood
management and distribution - new york
exhibition - all over
3 tiers of film business
A story told by a narrator or conveyed by a narrational point of view
The emotional, physical or intellectual perspective through which the characters, events and action of the plot appear.
Selected events and actions proceed one after another through a forward movement in time.
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
The Birth of a Nation
Way Down East
major works DW Griffith
two or more dramatic plots that are usually linked by a common character and a similar theme.