American Cinema FINAL
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This decade retained the glossy façade of Hollywood
Romantic Comedy & 1950's
What was HUAC?
House Un-American Committee; Hollywood Blacklist for communists
Who helped stop the Blacklist by crediting a blacklisted writer on screen?
Kirk Douglas w/ Spartacus
Iconic actress - symbol of femininity in 1950s and beyond
Which film started RC?
It Happened One Night
What robbed film of its audiences?
Pillow Talk got an Academy Award for what?
First pairing of Rock Hudson and Doris Day?
Famous singer before acting?
What sub-genres come from Drama?
Biographies, melodramas, crime films
What does demographic mean?
Issues we might deal with in a drama?
current issues, societal problems, the justice system, and ethics
What drama won Best Director in 2010 and who directed it?
The Hurt Locker; Kathryn Bigelow
What Issue did we deal with in dramas in the 1940s?
war and the after-effects of when people came home
What does the house represent in your film?
strength and commitment
Who wrote Life As A House?
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein directed by?
J. Searle Dawley
George Melies' film that started the genre?
Trip to the Moon
Hound of the Baskervilles based on whose novel series?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Themes of horror
supernatural, monsters, fear of dark & isolation, or being alone in a nightmarish situation
who directed Poltergeist
Slice and Dice (same as Splatter) began with this director's movie (director and film)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper)
directed "Halloween" slice and dice that proved low budget horror could make money and sequel many times over
James Whale directed which landmark film?
Bela Lugosi known for...
Lon Chaney known for...
"Man of a Thousand Faces"
Boris Karloff known for...
Who produces Poltergeist?
George Romero's cult classic?
Night of the Living Dead
What studio was known for its Horror films?
Never won an Oscar for Best Director
Sir Alfred Hitchcock
Designed silent film title cards
visuals don't match the music
something within the story that helped launch it
Elements of Hitchcock
1. Innocent man accused of crime
2. Nowhere to run
3. Horror resides in everyday life
4. Murder can happen in happy places
5. The unexpected can happen at any time
What was the largest set constructed at Paramount?
Rear Window (31 full scale apartments, 12 fully furnished)
Who never looked through the lens after storyboarding a film?
His wife Alma edited many of his films?
How did Hitchcock change the Horror genre and with what film?
Psycho; emphasized the director's element of surprises and thrills
Coming of sound helped what genre come into its own?
Top 3 actors in the Gangster genre?
James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson
first film to delve into why gangster commits crimes
Early gangster films were based on what?
What time period introduces the psychopathic killer?
The film with Hiroshima-like explosion ending
What gangster film had great musical editing transitions in it?
Which studio was known for its Gangster films?
For what genre do you need a small crew?
What's a docudrama?
you can take more artistic license and the audience knows a good portions the director's idea
What is a mockumentary?
a film presented in a documentary format but dealing with fictitious events
What does narrative mean?
You can create beautiful moments in films (especially docs.) with what?
What is the goal of different documentaries?
entertain, educate or both
Who's new in the Big 6 studios?
Indies finally came about with what?
Supreme Court case in 1940
Which film redefined independents?
Who started Sundance?
What is IFP?
Independent Features Project
Who started Miramax?
Who scored Big Fish?
Costumes for Big Fish?
Who was director for low budget horror films with tongue in cheek style?
Who gave many people in the industry their start?
It's a Wonderful Life based on what short story?
The Greatest Gift
What is "tandem casting"?
when you cast people who fit together spiritually, have the same type of vision or understanding
Hitchcock's favorite film?
Shadow of a Doubt
How many Halloween films are there & how many directors?
10 w/ 8 directors