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When was Stagecoach released?
Who was the screen writer for Stagecoach
Dudley Nichols
Who does John Wayne play in Stage Coach?
Ringo or Ron
Crossing the axis of action/ 180 Degree rule
see course document on blackboard for a good example I took screen shots of! This is a difficult concept to understand so please check out the example I provided.
Who directed the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Robert Weine
Who were the screenwriters for the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari?
Carl Mayer, and Hans Janowitz
Who were the set designers for the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari?
Hermann Warm, Walter Rohrrs (sp?), and Walter Reimann
When was the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari released?
What studio released the cabinet of Dr. Caligari?
In what Country was the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari produced?
Who plays Dr. Caligari?
Werner Krauss
What is the narrative in the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari like?
It's straightforward
What is the style like in Caligari?
-Perspectives = skewed
-Set is expressive
-try to touch upon 2ndary readings on a question like this
low angle shot:
the camera appears to be looking up at an actor
Who directed The Passion of Joan of Arc?
Carl Theodore Dreyer
What company produced Joan of Arc?
Societe Generale de Film
In what country was the Passion of Joan of Arc edited?
What company edited The Passion of Joan of Arc?
What is the Nationality of the director of Joan of Arc?
Where was the Passion of Joan of Arc filmed?
referential meaning =

definition and example
allusion to particular pieces of shared prior knowledge outside the film which the viewer is expected to recognize.

example: The Civil War in the Birth of a Nation
explicit meaning =
meaning expressed overtly, usually in language and often near the film's beginning or end.
implicit meaning =
meaning left tacit, for the viewer to discover upon analysis or reflection.
symptomatic/ideological meaning =
meaning which the film divulges, often "against its will", by virtue of its historical or social context.
medium close up
a framing in which the scale of the object shown is fairly large; a human figure seen from the chest up fill most of the screen.
all the elements placed in front of the camera to be photographed, that is, part of the cinematic process that take place on the set, as opposed to montage, which takes place afterward. It includes the settings and props, lighting, costumes and make-up, and figure behavior. Mise-en-scene tends to be very important to realists, montage to expressionists.
a synonym for editing.
an approach to editing developed by the Soviet filmmakers of the 1920's; it emphasizes dynamic, often discontinuous, relationships between shots and the juxtaposition of images to create ideas not present in either one by itself.Also called montage of attraction
dynamic cutting - a highly stylized form of editing, often with the purpose of providing a lot of information in a short period of time.
non-diegetic sound
sound outside of the world of the film
180 degree system
the continuity approach to editing which dictates that the camera should stay on one side of the action to ensure consistent spatial relations between objects to the right and left of the frame. The 180-degree line is also called axis of action.
Point of View Shot
a shot taken with the camera placed approximately where the character's eyes would be, representing what the character sees; usually cut in before or after a shot of the character looking.

keep this in mind when analyzing clips during the exam
Who directed Modern times?
Charlie Chaplin
What Studio Produced Modern Times?
Charles Chaplin Productions
When was Modern Times released?
Summarize the way Modern Times sends its message:
Chaplin satirizes the "high class"
academy aspect ratio
a term for standardized shape of film frame established by the Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts and Sciences. It's 35 mm.
a machine that projects live-action motion picture film frames one by one onto a drawing pad so that an animator can trace the figures in each frame. The aim is to achieve more realistic movement in an animated cartoon.
Edwin S. Porter
directed The Great Train Robbery
axis of action
In the continuity editing system, the imaginary line that passes from side to side through a main actors, defining the spatial relations of all the elements of the scene as being to the right or the left. It is also called the 180-degree line. When the camera crosses this axis at a cut, those spatial relations are reversed thereby confusing the audience. It is one of cardinal rules of continuity editing not to cross this axis during a sequence.
camera angle
the position of the frame in relation to the subject it shows. A high angle is when camera is looking down, low angle when looking up.
close up
framing in which the scale of the object shown is relatively large, most commonly a person's head seen from the neck up, or an object of a comparable size that fills most of the screen.
continuity editing
system of cutting to maintain continuous and narrative action. It relies upon matching screen direction, position, and temporal relations from shot to shot to give spatial and temporal unity between shots
editing that alternates shots of two or more lines of action occuring in different places, usually simultaneous.
in a narrative film, the world of the film's story. It includes events that are presumed to have occurred and actions and spaces not shown onscreen.
diegetic sound
any voice, musical passage, or sound effect presented as originating from a source within the fllm's world. See nondiegetic sound.
establishing shot
a shot, usually involving a distant framing, that shows the spatial relations among the important figures, objects, and setting in a scene.
an approach that makes liberal use of technical devices and artstic distortion and in which the personality of the director is always paramount and obvious. See German expressionism and formalism.
film gauge
The width of the film strip, measured in millimeters. 35mm is most commonly used filmstock.
hard lighting
lighting that creates sharp-edged shadows.
intellectual montage
the juxtaposition of a series of images to create an abstract idea not present in any image.
iris =
round, moving mask that contracts to close down to end an scene (iris-out) or emphasize a detail, or opens to begin a scene (iris-in) or to reveal more space around a detail.
match on action =
one action is carried continuously on in two shots, beginning in one and continuing in the next
reaction shot *
a shot that cuts away from the main scene or speaker in order to show a character's reaction to it.
Carl Laemmle
Involved with IMP & Universal
transition in which a line passes across the screen, replacing one image with another
Who Directed Metropolis
Fritz Lang
Who was the Cinematographer for Metropolis?
Karl Freund / Gunther Rittan(sp?)
Who wrote the script for Metropolis?
Lang based on a novel
Which studio released Metropolis?
When was Metropolis released
Why did some foreign directors move from their countries to the US? Give an example
This will probably be on the test b.c Prof. Riggio emphasized this issue in class

ex: Fritz Lang came to the U.S.
What's the difference between a dissolve and a fade out?
A fade out gets darker before the new image sifts in over the old one
What is the name of the main male character in the clips we saw from Metropolis?
Who plays the main male character in the clips we saw from Metropolis?
Gustave Froelish
What special effects were used in Metropolis?
-exposing film many times
Who Directed the Battleship Potemkin?
In what country was Potemkin released?
When was Potemkin released
Why did German directors flee to U.S. other than the war?
see Cooke's article for answer. American filmmakes tried to convince European directors etc. to come to America or at least help Americans with their films.
Who plays Francis in Caligari?
Conrad Wright