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Subgenre groupings
- plot patterns
- thematical implications
- characteristic film techniques
- recognizable iconography
Musical types
- Backstage musical
- Straight musical
- Before 1933, all were backstage
Backstage musical traits
- Singers and dancers
- Show within a show
Straight musical traits
- Music incorporated into everyday life
Busby Berkeley
Known for his early musical sequences
Arthur Freed
Composed "Singin' in the Rain", produced, sang, lyricist
Structuralism
Analyzing basic elements to determine what an entity is
Binary oppositions
Basic elements are connected but opposed
Genres: Structuralism
- standard sets
- same stars/crew
- genres not finite
- became marketing tool
- arose out of studying the myths of society
John Ford
Synonymous with westerns
Teleological
moving towards an end (telos)
Hitchcock
Thriller
John Wayne
Westerns
Cabaret
historical/political
Showboat
racism
Grease
dual-focus musical
BIG 5
- MGM
- Warner Bros.
- Paramount
- RKO
- 20th Century
Oligopoly
Small number of companies running a large industry
Vertical integration
One company owns all three arms
- Production
- Distribution
- Exhibition
1934 - post-Depression
Industry Recovery Act - fair competition
1938
Gov't brought chargest against Paramount
1948
Paramount declared guilty
Paramount Decision 1948
- Paramount had to sell all theatres
- Death of the musical
- Only owned 15% of theatres
Films per year
300/50-60
August Strindberg
- Swedish playwright
- The Stronger
- Ms. Why
Ingmar Bergman
Persona
Wild Strawberries
Victor Sjestrom
Cast in Wild Strawberries, fellow Swedish filmmaker
Persona
Rio Bravo
Singin' in the Rain
Ingmar Bergman
Howard Hawks
Stanley Donan/Gene Kelly
Alexandre Astrue
- 1948
- Le Camera-Stylo (camera-pen)
- Personal expression, just like other art forms
Francois Truffaut
- 1950s
- Cahiers du Cinema
- "A Certain Tendency in the French Cinema"
Andre Bazin
Editor - Cahiers du Cinema
Hitchcockohawksians
- Cahiers writers
- obsessed with American genre filmmakers who showed personal style
- Hitchcock, Hawks, Ford
Cahiers writers
Auteur critics w/ auteur theory
Auteur theory
Director is the true visionary, the author
Godard
- Cahiers writer cum filmmaker
- Breathless
- film noir/gangsters
- developed Marxist theories
- interpreted Brecht for cinema
Rivette
- Cahiers writer cum filmmaker
Chabrol
- Cahiers writer cum filmmaker
- French Hitchcock
- Edges of acceptable psychology
Rohmer
- Cahiers writer cum filmmaker
Truffaut
- Cahiers writer cum filmmaker
- Sentimental films
- Antoine Doinel - character in a series of films, getting older
- The 400 Blows
FNW Filmmakers
Godard
Rivette
Chabrol
Rohmer
Truffaut
Agnes Varda
Robbe-Grillet
Young Men of the Cinema
- filmic references
- handhelds
- small budgets
- documentary feel
- own, unique style
Post-War Film Movements
Japanese New Wave
Italian Neo-Realism
German New Wave (New German Cinema)
Fellini, Antonioni, Bergman
- not part of FNW, but made highly individual films that got shipped with the other waves
- Art Cinema
Art Cinema
- marketed to universities and art houses
- European Art Cinema
- loose cause-effect
- emphasis on psychology
- lots of talk
- "slow to act but tell all"
- direct address
- philosophizing
- realism (chaotic, random)
Bergman
- 1947, first screenplay (Crisis or Torment)
- Smiles of a Summer Night
- dark, psychological films
- Summer with Monica
- The Seventh Seal
Bergman Trilogy
- Through a Glass Darkly
- The Silence
- Winter Light
- all about losing faith
Bergman II
- wild strawberries and cream
- big black spider
- knight plays chess with death in TAGD