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COM - 120 - final exam - names to know
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American acting teacher and disciple of Stanislavski who taught Marlon Brando
"A Semantic/Syntactic Approach to Film Genre" (1984)
• Semantic - stresses the genre's building blocks (signs and signification)
• Syntactic - privileges the structures into which they are arranged (relationships of the signs)
directed McCabe and Mrs. Miller ; focused on subtext
an Italian modernist film director.
theory of cinematic formalism - perception of experience
French film critic who devised the term auteur for significant cutting-edge filmmakers, realist
Swedish film director who used heavy symbolism and explored the psychology of the characters (born 1918)
Casablanca ; ilsa
A French philosophy professor who said that personal experiences and intuition were more important than rational thought and thinking
French filmmaker outside of New Wave
good use of juxtaposition of soundtrack with screen action
Spanish surrealist filmmaker
Director that celebrated simple values and criticized the wealthy and politicians in films like Mr. Deeds Goes to Town and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
an actor, director, screenwriter, producer and composer. he is best known for his slapstick silent film work. he along with others founded united artists
Francis Ford Coppola
Director of The Godfather
Director of Casablanca
susan alexander ; citizen kane
American avant-garde filmmaker/theorist; directed "Meshes of the Afternoon"; wrote "Cinematography: Creative Use of Reality"
Vittorio De Sica
Director of Bicycle Thieves
Film maker, cartoonist, visionary. He developed many famous characters as well as amusement theme parks.
Star Theory (1979) describes how celebrity representations are purely constructed for financial gain. E.g. Celebrity Endorsement of products.
interested in exploring general principles that could be applied to a variety of apparently different forms of creative activity
Italian director that made films of fantasy and boroque style. "La Dolce Vita"
three act structure
A young actress who was an out-spoken Vietnam War critic and became unpopular back home after her radio broadcasts in North Vietnam that were meant to lower the morale of American soldiers
Director of Stagecoach
believed art is a from of daydreaming or wish fulfillment
Swedish actress who often played a doomed beauty, direct and unhesitating in her speech and actions
Director of Breathless
Played Roger Thornhill in "North by Northwest"
groundbreaking American film director, directed The Birth of a Nation
neo-Freudian psychiatrist that had an effect on filmmaking
Edward T Hall
Directed a variety of genres (known as a man's director). He did westerns, dramas, comedies, and more. Directed "Bringing up baby"
William Randolph Hearst
A leading newspaperman of his times, he ran The New York Journal and helped create and propagate "yellow (sensationalist) journalism."--- Citizen kane
was an iconic and highly influential British filmmaker and producer, who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres.
an American comic actor and filmmaker.He was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression, earning him the nickname "The Great Stone Face".
Singing in the Rain
Films to maintain class standing; Mute critiques of ruling class/serve its interests; Heroism over materialism; Those in power have good herats; Romantic love can overcome class difference; Money is an impediment to happiness and love; Complacency
Soviet Montage director who believed that the edit itself carried the meaning; discovered an effect involving image progression dubbed the "Kuleshov Effect"; directed "Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West"
Japanese filmmaker noted for blending Japanese folklore with Western styles of acting (1910-1998), filmmaker during Japan's golden age; strong influence from American westerns; made many chanbara films that were essentially westerns in a Japanese setting with samurai
Director of Metropolis
first movie star
French philosopher and structural anthropologist, developed theory of binary opposites, said culture was a system of communication, interpreted human culture on linguistics, information theory, and cybernetics, wrote "Structural Anthropology", "Totemism", "The Raw and the Cooked", and "The Savage Mind"
responsible for creating the film musical
Director of Network
French inventors and pioneer manufacturers of photographic equipment who devised an early motion-picture camera and projector called the Cinématographe
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Director of "All about Eve"
"A Trip to the Moon" 1902. becomes first film artist- uses movies to tell a story
French film theorist; best known for pioneering the application of Ferdinand de Saussure's theories of semiology to film.
Female icon of the 1950s and 60s, she could sing, dance, act, and was the most infamous Playboy Bunny
American film critic and theoretician best known for his pioneering work as founder of the contemporary study of documentary film.
known as best actor of 20th century
an actress known as "America's Sweetheart"
William S. Porter
better known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American short story writer. His stories are known for their surprise endings
Second great film director of Soviet cinema, Russian film director, screenwriter and actor who developed influential theories on montage
Director of Hiroshima mon amour
Italian film director in the Italian neorealist cinema. Directed "Open City" in 1945 and "Paisan" in '46. Shot on odds and ends of film stock-whatever he could find.
Who is the author of the short essay, "Notes on the Auteur Theory in 1962"?
screenplay for On the Waterfront
Known for his "system" that trained actors to draw believable emotions to their performances
The creator of "method acting"
Cinematographer of Citizen Kane
Director of 400 Blows
-Wrote historical novels and iconoclastic works
-Wrote "Myra Breckinridge"
Man with a Movie Camera
Biggest male actor of the 1950s, generally known for westerns and war movies
Director of Double Indemnity
made the Principles of Neorealism; wrote the film 'Bicycle Theives'
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