February 25 , 2013 WEEK 7
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
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
o Must have a works Cited page
Title. Director. Studio, year. Film. Source.
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. (Turnitin.com 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!!
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
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
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)