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FS 101 Week 7

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Film Studies
Katherine Spring

th February 25 , 2013 WEEK 7 SCENE ANALYSIS  Must look good (professional, no rips, folds etc.)  Times new roman, 12pt font, 1 inch margins  Header and page# in the upper right-hand corner  MLA FORMAT! o Header with last name and consecutive page number in upper right hand corner o On the first page have name, prof, course and date on left upper-hand corner (double spaced) o Must have a works Cited page  Title. Director. Studio, year. Film. Source.  Ex.  It’s a Wonderful Life. Dr. Frank Capra. RKO, 1946. Film. Paramount House Entertainment DVD.  Alphabetical order by Title (or first word[s] in citation) o DON’T PLAGERISE. NOT WORTH IT. ( checks!!)  When in doubt, CITE! o In-text citations:  Film name followed by year in parenthesis the first time you mention it; characters name followed by actors name in parenthesis the first time you mention him/her  Film titles in italics; songs, poems, chapters, journal articles, in ”quotation marks”  LOOK ON MLS FOR REST!?  Don’t give a plot sumary!! Ex. Davies1 Leah Davies Dr. Katherine Spring FS 101: Film and Narrative April 4 , 2013 Motif and Leitmotif: Repeated Symbols in Fritz Lang’s M In Fritz Lang’s M (1931), Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) is a man who. . . blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah . . . the only music in the film; the whistling of “The Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt. Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah EARLY CINEMA 1-Prehistory of Cinema 2-Cinema of attractions (1894-1905) 3-Early Narrative Cinema (1905-1915) Remaining weeks will be spend on film alternatives  1895 film begins, 1915 (EARLY CINEMA)  Andre Gaudreault (U OF MONTREAL) “The cinema knows so well how to tell a story that perhaps there is an impression that it has always known how.” o Cinema tells stories  Cinema did not emerge as narrative form!:  Cinema of Attractions o CAT VIDEOS? Youtube! 1-Prehistory of Cinema (pre-1894) Arrival of a train at la ciotat (Louis Lumiere, 1896) (TRAIN SCREENING)  Audience were afraid of train (thought a train was coming at them?  MTYH that has developed because of the power of film? Didn’t actually happen, people were prepared to see moving images, they would have known! Properties of optical toys and entertainment; 1) Visual Spectacle (prepped the world for movies) a. Magic lantern (like a slide projector) mid 1600’s i. Used to tell stories, usually religion or fairy tales, popular ones. ii. Lecturer showing a sequence of slides that would tell a story. iii. Used in fairs and carnivals, used in homes by mid-1800’s and shows (paying audiences) iv. Helped create the social ritual that’s important for earl film exhibitions 1. Listen to a story in dark room, while a lecturer speaks (sounds) etc. v. Phantasmagoria (1798)
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