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an old terms for films used in Italy and france, usually ran 15-60 minutes,
invented by Lumieire Brothers, portable hand cranked
invented by Edison, Peep hole
helped Edison to develop the kinetoscope
film studio by Edison, built on a pivot so it could follow the path of the sun
1st major German Director to work in Hollywood
started by D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and Charlie Chaplin
2 stories in different locations will intersect: sets up suspense
Breakdown of your target audience by age, gender and income
the camera become the character
Who declared bankruptcy in 1933?
1948 Supreme Court Case
mandated that studios that owned theaters has to sell them in oder to prevent monopolies, causing companies to loose a lot of money
National Recovery Act
Approximately how many people went to the movies per week in the early days?
First Studio bought by conglomeration
Paramount bought Gulf-Western
Owner of MGM Library-XXX
headed by Will Hayes, provides a moral compass for films to instill American family values, no bad behavior and language and content was monitored
advised the stars to incorporate and have their salaries paid to their company, therefore reducing their tax bracket by 50%
Invention:camera projection system called the cinemetographie
Documentary: Workers Leaving the Lumber Factory, which started the documentary genre
started MPPC, invented the camera started the idea of movie theaters, heavily used patents on his inventions
Horse and motion experiment, one of the realist forms off videography
household name by 1915, signed million dollar contract in 1918 helped establish United Artists, was a director and comedian
The Great Stoneface, did all his own stunts, including the house being blown over
Horned Rim Glases charachter, worked with Hal Roach studios, did a lot of his own stunts, but was in an accident in which he lost his hand
Hired Chaplinto direct
keystone kops producer
Father of story and film and director of Great Train Rubbery and American Fireman
What was the last Shot of the Great Train Robbery?
the cowboy shooting his gun into the lens of his camera
directed a trip to the moon, was a director, magician,
Filmmaker of epic films Intolerance and Birth of a Nation
first real studio head, took her camera on location
boom pole mic, Blood and Sane intercutting, first to direct only and not shoot
most prolific screenwriter, started Prison film genre
head costumer for studio and nominated for Oscars more than anyone in the business
America's Sweetheart, started UA with Dw Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks
Romantic comedy director, won an oscar for Why We Fight
oscars for writing directing and producing, started as a tabloid journalist in Vienna, partnered with Charles Brackett
Screwball and Romantic Comedy
dark shadowy lighting, cynical, disillusioned, gloomy, isolated
Rule of 3
an actor/actress does an action 3 times, then on the third trial, something changes
Romantic and Screwball Comedy: What is the most important element of the Genre?
Which films launched Screwball genre?
His Girl Friday
Which films launched Romanic Comedy?
Bringing Up Baby
Elements of comedy
Characters tend to not like each other at the beginning, things snowball out of control, behave with abandon and freedom in a rich and glamorous world, rich and poor theme, emancipated view of women
Indies: Roger Corman
Top mentor in the industry, director, made low-budget pictures, and gave many people their start
Who started the Sundance film festival?
Robert Redford- to discover and mentor new talent in filmmaking
Platoon- why is it a landmark film?
redefined the term independent as there wa some studio backing, but Oliver Stone remained in control
top indie filmmakers
What is IFP?
Independent Project Features Organization, fosters new talent, putting support for filmmakers with small budgets
Who is the newer member of the Big Six?
What company did the Weinstein brothers create and sell to Disney?
What country is Film noir rooted in?
German expressionism, also a reflection of the fallout of war for some directors
What are the elements of film noir
lighting, unsympathetic anti-hero, isolation, flashbacks
What was a common Film Noir Tool/ device?
female character has someone commit a crime for her or seduces a good guy into doing things he normally would not
What does Film Noir mean?
"black" or "dark" film
who coined the term film noir?
French Film Critics
Which was the film noir decade?
Singing in the Rain
Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen directed and choreographed Singin, except for Make 'Em Laugh by Donald O'Connor (Cosmo Brown).
42nd street directed by Busby Berkeley
The Jazz Singer in 1927
Produced Singing in the Rain, had his own musical unit at MGM
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers
best known dance team
Known as top tap dancers of our time
MGM was known for...?
Writers of Singing in the rain
Betty Comden Adolph Green, wrote a movie in the 50's based on the music in the 20's
The Andy Hardy series stars
Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney
worked for Warner Brothers, renowned director and choreographer, known for geometric dance petters starting camera angles, and extravagant dance numbers
1st live animation film
Where did studios go to find early musical talent?
Italian versions of the western movies, usually low-budget and cheesy (The Good, Bad, and the Ugly, 1966)
directed a variety of genres known as a mans director
Director of the Western Genre, transformed the western into a serious complex and popular culture
Gene Autry and Roy Rogers
Consummate Cowboy character, stared in Ford Movies, became the icon in Hollywood as the All-American Cowboy,
1st Westerns to win an Academy Award
Wesley Ruggles' Cimarron
What do horses represent
freedom to roam
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Little Tramp: Charlie Chaplin
The flower Girl: Virginia Cherrill
It Happened One Night
Director: Frank Capra
Allie Andrews- Claudette Colbert
Peter Warne- Clarke Gable
Mr. Andrews- Walter Connolly
The Way Way Back
Directos: Jim Rash and Nat Faxon
Trent- Steve Carell
Betty- Allison Janney
Susannah- AnnaSophia Robb
Director: Martin Scorsese
DP - Robert Richardson
Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker (Skoon-maker)
George Melies - Ben Kingsley
Station Inspector - Sacha Baron Cohen
Hugo Cabret - Asa Butterfield
Isabelle - Chloe Grace Moretz
Msr. Labisse - Christopher Lee
Director: Billy Wilder
Producer: Charles Brackett
Norma Desmond- Gloria Swanson
Joe Gillis-William Holden
Max- Erich Von Sternheim
Betty Schafer- Nancy Olsen
Singing in the rain
Directors: Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly
Producer: Arthur Freed
Don Lockwood- Gene Kelly
Lina Lomont- Jean Hagen
Kathy Seldon- Debbie Reynolds
Cosmo- Donald O'Connor
Director: Kevin Costner
Charley Waite-Kevin Costner
Boss- Robert Duvall
Sue- Annette Bening
Baxter- Michael Gambon
Percy- Michael Jeter