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Who directed Phantom of Liberty
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WHAT WERE THE TWO PARTS OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION?
overthrow of czar
victory of bolsheviks
WHO EVENTUALLY WON THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION?
bolsheviks
WHAT DID LENIN THINK ABOUT CINEMA IN THE REVOLUTION?
"for us, film is the most important art." lenin
LEV KULESHOV
a Soviet filmmaker and film theorist who taught at and helped establish the world's first film school (the Moscow Film School).

Editing progression effect
WHAT IS A "KULESHOV EXPERIMENT?"
the experiment that proved editing and the final image was what created the reaction from viewer guy crying guy laughing
DZIGA VERTOV
WHAT WAS HIS MOST IMPORTANT FILM? HOW WOULD YOU DISCRIBE THAT FILM?
The Man with the Movie Camera (1929)
Film that showed how films were made and used every known camera trick of the time
WHEN VERTOV WROTE OF STORY FILMS, WHAT WAS HIS OPINION OF THEM?
Radical essays call for the rejection of narrative films as too western
BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY EISENSTEIN'S MOST IMPORTANT FILMS?
BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN
WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE FILM, BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN?
most perfect and concise example of film structure in the history of cinema, new editing techniques using psychological stimulation rather than narrative logic.
NOTE THE ODESSA STEPS SEQUENCE
the most famous sequence in the history of film, recreated clumsy in the untouchablkes
AVANT-GARDE MOVEMENT
THERE WERE TWO WAVES. WHAT WERE THE TWO PHASES?
First wave - impressionist, surrealism
second wave - visuals without any conventional narrative , films without subjects
WHAT ONE PERSON WAS CONSIDERED THE LEADER OF PHASE ONE? (died young)
Louis Delluc
WHO WAS ABLE GANCE? WHAT IS THE ONE FILM HE'S LEGENDARY FOR?
poet actor and scriptwriter
formed his own production company
was born to the bourgeois

Napoleon
WHO WAS LOUIS BUÑUEL?
spanish born director
eye ball being slashed
Un chien Andalou
DISCRIBE UN CHIEN ANDALOU?
violent scences, weird sex ****, eyeball cutting ants from the hand man pulling dead donkeys

designed to deconstruct
WHAT ARTIST DID HE WORK WITH?
salvador Dali
VISUAL STYLE OF POETIC REALISM
deep focus, depth of field
PHILOSOPHY/WORLD VIEW OF THE POETIC REALISM MOVEMENT
Critically acclaimed, blend of lyricism and realism, literal naturalism
WHO WAS RENOIR?
most influential director from the french poetic realism movement
what were RENOIR's TWO most important films
Grand Illusion
Rules of the Game
GRAND ILLUSION
Story of friendship and humanity breaking the barriers of class, race and cultural differences bringing different men together to escape ze germans
WHO WAS CARNÉ?
darker aspects of poetic realism
WHAT WAS CARNÉ ONE GREAT FILM?
Children of Paradise
WHAT TWO TYPES OF FILMS WERE COMMON BEFORE NEO-REALISM?
Calligraphism

fascist propaganda documentary
WHAT WAS THE "WHITE TELEPHONE"
term comes from everyone had a black telephone only the very rich had white phone) (escapist films dealing with the trivial problems of the rich)
WHAT WERE THE PRINCIPLES OF NEO-REALISM?
rejection of trivial escapist subject matter in favor of realistic storeis about post-war real-life conditions

less use of professional actors
socialists political orientation
NAME THREE NEO-REALIST DIRECTORS. NOTE WHICH ONE DIRECTED BICYCLE THIEF
zavatini (father of neo-realism)

De sica ( best know film bicycle thief)

Rossellini (director of tonights film open city)
WHY DID neo-talian realist us NO STAR ACTORS?
used counstruction worker as star
WHAT REALLY DEFINES THE FRENCH NEW WAVE?
several bold new directors made their first films - films which captured the attention of the world.

Bays in Paris "discover" film libraryBazin (including truffaut)

curator was a teacher

They view vast collection of films and talk about them with archivis
WHAT TIME PERIOD DID FRENCH NEW WAVE START?
Period between about 1959-64
WHEN FRENCH NEW WAVE WROTE ABOUT THE CURRENT STATUS OF FRENCH CINEMA, WHAT DID THEY SAY?
They criticize the current (1950s) french film establishment, calling it stale and uninspired
FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT
most popular , most successful, most accessible know his films the 400 blows, (french meaning like last straw) young man on the street getting in trouble discovers movies loves it
MOST POPULAR AND SUCCESSFUL NEW WAVE DIRECTOR
KNOW THE TITLE OF HIS FIRST FILM
FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT - 400 blows, (french meaning like last straw) young man on the street getting in trouble discovers movies loves it
JEAN LUC GODARD
KNOW WHAT HE FOCUED ON IN THIS EARLY YEARS AND IN HIS LATER YEARS
WHAT WAS HIS FIRST FILM? HOW DOES HE TREAT THE TRADITIONAL RULES OF CINEMA IN THAT FILM?
starts tearing apart cinema breaks all the rules watching his film tonight the film is called breathless example of his early work that screws with what films all about the career countines end of the 60s this guy is politicaly irratical films more politcal active radical in nature critizices society critices french middle class, religon, capitlizm starts poking fun by 60s take viscous jabs
ALAIN RESNAIS
HOW WAS HE DIFFERENT FROM THE YOUNGER FILM-ARCHIVE CROWD?
WHICH OF HIS FILMS DID WE SEE IN CLASS? WHAT SORT OF MEANING OR FEELING DOES THAT FILM LEAVE?
is alittle bit older not part of young punk crew that hang out at the library
his best known works film named "last year at mauriebend" makes films that people pay attention to that one is particular well known and no idea why its really really kinda dry really vauge makes you feel like your dreaming not quite sure if you met this person before or how much time has passed jumping around to many places things will repeat things that look similar to things before repitiations of the same **** kinda foggy like its in a dream some sort of halucition see if others stand out see how much this will feel like a dream or haluction try to to look at it and say
What is the most famous nazi propaganda film
Triumph of the Will
What happened to the "grand illusion" ?
was captured by ze nazi
Who directed Napoleon
Able Gance
What director was considered a traitor
Marcel Carné
Who directed Phantom of Liberty
Luis Bunuel'