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6 Cards in this Set

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Thomas Edison
Invented motion picture with W.K.L. Dickerson, to put images with his phonograph. Camera called Kinetograph, viewer called kinetoscope. Did not get patent lost alot of money.
F.W. Murnau
Known for Nosferatu, followed the footsteeps of Expressionistic Caligarism.
An editing style associated with Soviet film makers of the silent era in which short shots were cut together to achieve new meanings.
D.W. Griffith
Would-be playwright, actor, interested in "legitimate" theater, considered movies low-class. Tried to sell script to Edison, instead offered a job acting $5 day. Moved to Biograh studios and became a director. After seeing Italian fimls he wanted to do feature bt was limited to 1&2 reel films. Birth of Nation/Intolorance most important films. Famous for camera teq. and editing. Long. med. closeup all shots used by Grif.
Classical Hollywood Style
1. Focus on single character (hero)
2. Time suborinated to plot
3. Camera angles psychologically correct.
4. Continuity editing psychologically correct.
Every element in film is subservient to plot
Hidden (invisible) techniques to focus viewer's attention always on the story.
Rule#1--never distract--never call attention to technique.
German in orgin, Distortion, Meaning conveyed by lighting, make-up costumes & action, Sets lights camera reflect characters psychological state.
2.Historical/Mythical (monumental)