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History of Motion Pictures
Terms in this set (26)
describe Edison's earliest films
Brief theatrical performances related to the modern days fiction movies. Most films featured well known sports figures, excerpts from noted vaudeville acts, or performances by dancers or acrobats
_______________'s studio had a glass roof and sat on a platform that could be rotated in order to achieve the best light
Edison's; Black Maria
When did the first audience paid to see movies projected?
dec 28, 1895
When production was made possible
This screening featured films by ___________. This date marks the generally accepted birthday of the movies
________________________ is considered to be the first film of German Expressionism
"The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari"
How do we describe early moving pictures shot by the Lumière brothers?
"Actualities" modern documentary
________________'s most famous film is considered one of the most technically brilliant and offensive films ever made. The film was given a never before seen budget and took an extensive amount of time to make.
The first American film companies were located in
New York, New Jersey, relocated to California to reduce cost and better conditions
What are the main markers of German Expressionist films?
Anti-heroic characters, mental instability, told from unreliable point of view, contains odd architecture, camera angles, scenes, and lighting.
What is the axis of action (180° rule)?
It is also called a shot-reverse shot. The camera is not moved across the axis of action
What is the 'Kuleshov effect'?
A montage that possesses in itself as a photograph and acquires when place in relationship with other shots. "Real" space and "real" time are subordinate to the process.
_________________ worked as a magician before he became a filmmaker and is best known for directing Trip to the Moon (1902)
Of the folks we've talked about, which pair contributed the most to the development of cinematic grammar?
D.W. Griffith and Billy Bitzer (his cameraman).
One of the advancements made in filmic language was Porter's realization that the most effective way to shape a film is to:
Present a story in chronological order, shot by shot.
What are some of the main descriptors of German Expressionism:
Opposed to naturalism, employs distortion, abstraction, and symbolism.
Hollywood studios regularly worked for enhanced narrative clarity. They did so by using
In early Hollywood studios, who was the most important person in a film's creation?
Montage generally refers to a system of editing that is:
Dynamic, quick fast pace editing
In the 1920s, __________________ directors were known for their editing experiments.
Griffith recognized that using close-ups enhances drama by:
Enabling the viewer to empathize with the emotions expressed by the characters.
The person listed most directly credited with developing the "narrative language" of cinema (still predominantly used today) is:
The first person to shoot multiple pictures in succession with a single camera was:
The system in which one company (like Edison's MPPC) controls all three arms of the movie industry is called ________________.
Early Hollywood studios based filmmaking practices on:
What is the best description of cross-cutting?
Editing between different times and spaces
_______ most famous film is considered one of the most technically brilliant amount of time to make
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