FILM 1701 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Germaine Dulac, Robert Desnos, Erik Satie

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Film
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Week 6: Impressionism/Surrealism
"First French Avant-Garde"
("impressionist" or "narrative" avant-garde)
Germaine Dulac (The Smiling Mme. Beudet)
Louis Delluc
Jean Epstein
Abel Gance (La Folie du Dr. Tube)
Dmitri Kirsanoff (Menilmontant)
"Second Avant-garde"
A. Cubist: "new realism": analysis of reality into abstract, fragmentary forms, which emphasize
rhythm, line, shape (parallels with painting and music)
Fernand Leger (Ballet mecanique)
B. Dada: "Anti-art" movement: anarchist subversion of "respectable" form, often taking the form
of parody.
Rene Clair / Francis Picabia / Erik Satie (Entr'acte)
C. Surrealism:
Man Ray / Robert Desnos (L'Etoile de mer) (N.B. Man Ray also a dadist)
Luis Bunuel / Salvador Dali (Un chien andalou)