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The Jazz Singer
Alan Crosland 1927

The first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue sequences.
A young jewish man al jolson becomes a singer.
Used Vitaphone
Record based sound system used in WB films. started 1926.
Alfred Hitchcock (1929)
Began production as a silent film, but was converted to sound during shooting, is considered to be the first all-talkie British film.
Citizen Kane
Orson Welles, (1944)
holds that a director's films reflect that director's personal creative vision, as if he or she were the primary "Auteur"
Double Indemnity
1944 Billy Wilder
Film Noir
Bicycle Thieves
Vittorio De Sica (1948)
Italian Neo Realism, new degree of realism,
Cezare Zavattini
Screenwriter for Bicycle thieves
first theorist for italian neorealism
Italian Neorealism
-show things as they are, not how they are seen
-to write fictions about the human side of social, political, economic conditions
-to shoot on location whenever possible
-use non professional actors
-capture and reflect reality with little or no compromise
-depict common people in everyday situations rather than the exceptional and overdressed.
Rear Window
Alfred Hitchcock (1954) explores voyeurism, identification, spectacle
Jacuqes Lacan
made the mirror phase
3 gazes of cinema
camera, audience, characters
Igmar Bergman (1966)
conciousness, self conciousness
subjectivity, objectivity
the problem of the presentation
tension between classic narrative and theme variation narrative
Alfred Hitchcock (1960)
early postmodernism
tv crew, B+W, shower scene, see it from the beginning
Pulp Fiction
Quentin Tarantino (1995)
Post modernism
is a plot device that motivates the characters or advances the story, but the details of which are of little or no importance otherwise.