New Waves in Modern World Cinemas
Terms in this set (16)
British New Wave
1959-1963 movement. spontaneous quality, often shot in a pseudo-documentary style on real locations and with real people rather than extras, capturing life as it happens.
Free Cinema Movement
a documentary film movement that emerged in the United Kingdom in the mid-1950s. The term referred to an absence of propagandised intent or deliberate box office appeal. preceded the new wave
Emphasizes influence of social and economic conditions of an era on characters, events, and social institutions
kitchen sink drama
1950s to 1960s type of film about angry, disillusioned young men in ordinary mundane family situations with realistic tensions between family and community (rent collectors, other families, etc.)
A Taste of Honey
Film directed by Tony Richardson, about a resilient Salford schoolgirl making her way in the world, touches on themes of sexual orientation, race, and gender roles
the invented sense of connection and shared traditions that underlies identification with a particular ethnic group or nation whose members likely will never all meet
Czech New Wave
brief film movement that critically examines communist rule and displays their faults of oppression, characterized by long unscripted dialogues, dark and absurd humour, and the casting of non-professional actors
an artistic movement emphasizing the imagination and characterized by incongruous juxtapositions and lack of conscious control
1966 Czechoslovak comedy-drama film written and directed by Věra Chytilová. considered antithesis of state ideology glorifying worker productivity and promising a bright utopian future for heroes of developed political consciousness.
Artistic style whose goal was to promote socialism by showing Soviet life in a positive light. Czech New Wave aimed against this.
Japanese New Wave
films made in this wave dealt with taboo subject matter, including sexual violence, radicalism, youth culture and deliquency, adopted more unorthodox and experimental approaches to composition, editing and narrative. Darker and more realistic, Complex flashback structures, intrusions of fantasy and symbolism, and experiments with shot design, color, cutting and camerawork.
The Face of Another
Film directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara that follows an engineer, Okuyama, whose face is severely burnt in an unspecified work-related accident and is given a new face in the form of a lifelike mask.
a non-fiction film genre that, like the documentary film, uses footage of real events, places, and things, yet unlike the documentary is not structured into a larger argument, picture of the phenomenon or coherent whole.
a critical method by which a film is viewed as the product of its "auteur" or director and is judged by the quality of its expression of the director's personality or world view;
genre that documents reality by recording actual characters and settings
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