Film Studies 1020E Lecture Notes - Classical Hollywood Cinema, Establishing Shot

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The spectator performs particular cognitive operations with are no less active for being habitual and familiar. We perform operations in our brain while we watch films (filling in the details and forming a hypothesis: expectations and hypotheses in classical hollywood narrative. We always do that when we watch a film. Based on data that pre-exist our spectatorship of the film we watch. Data then interacts with material presented during the film. Genre - what we know about the western, for instance. Stars - for example, john wayne from stagecoach. Artistic moments: the panoramic vistas of monument valley in. Stagecoach: defying our expectations: art cinema, 1950 - 1980. Art cinema is about defying our expectations. Leave us wondering what will happen and why. Brings a new way of seeing the world. There are problems with the classical hollywood narrative: Narration effaced, not the expression of author -> authorship. He plays a normal person, doesn"t fit into stereotypes.

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