• Brazils Film Industry Past To Present
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    Brazils Film Industry: Past to Present Within a year of the Lumiere brothers first experiment in Paris in 1896, the cinematography machine appeared in Rio de Janeiro. Ten years later, the capital boasted 22 cinema houses and the first Brazilian feature film, Os Estranguladores (The Stranglers) by Antonio Leal, had been screened. From then on Brazils film industry made continuous progress and, although it has never been large, its output over the years has attracted international attention. In 19...
  • History Of The French New Wave
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    In 1959- early 1960 five directors released debut feature length films that are widely regarded as heralding the start of the French nouvelle vague or French New Wave. Claude Chabrols Le Beau Serge (The Good Serge, 1959) and Les Cousins (The Cousins, 1959) were released, along with Francois Truffaut Les Quatre cents coups (The 400 Blows, 1959), Jean-Luc Godard A bout de souffle (Breathless, 1960) and Alain Res nais Hiroshima mon amour (Hiroshima my love, 1959). These films were the beginning of ...
  • Scorsese University Press
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    Use a range of auteur theories to examine the work of two significant directors you have studied on this module. One director should have produced the majority of their work prior to 1960 and the other should have produced it from the 1970 s onwards. Discuss the origins and main developments of auteur theory then examine the works of Howard Hawks and Martin Scorsese with relevance to their status as auteur directors. In having their films examined as auteur's of the cinema, both Howard Hawks and...
  • Classical And Post Classical Hollywood Cinema
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    Film Studies Assignment 1 Classical and Post-Classical Hollywood Cinema Table of contents INTRODUCTION 3 CLASSICAL HOLLYWOOD 4 Classical Gender Representation 4 Classical Style, form and content 5 GENRE TRANSFORMATION AND POST-CLASSICAL HOLLYWOOD 5 REFERENCES 8 BIBLIOGRAPHY 9 FILMOGRAPHY 10 INTRODUCTION During the course of this essay it is my intention to discuss the differences between Classical Hollywood and post-Classical Hollywood. Although these terms refer to theoretical movements of whic...
  • What Is Digital Cinema
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    WHAT IS DIGITAL CINEMA? Cinema, the Art of the Index[1]Thus far, most discussions of cinema in the digital age have focused on the possibilities of interactive narrative. It is not hard to understand why: since the majority of viewers and critics equate cinema with storytelling, digital media is understood as something which will let cinema tell its stories in a new way. Yet as exciting as the ideas of a viewer participating in a story, choosing different paths through the narrative space and in...
  • Mahatma Gandhi And Indian Cinema
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    ... Mahatma Gandhi was a multi-faceted man, one whose writings spanned every subject under the sun, including: agriculture, education, science, sanitation, economics, literature, industry, women, children, health, family planning, religion, and, of course, politics. Many were surprised to learn of his prolific writing, and were astounded to hear that he had probably written more than anyone else in history (his collected works run to over 100 volumes, several hundred pages each). Mahatma Gandhi ...
  • Gallipoli Australians Through Particular Individuals Towar
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    Gallipoli is the tragic tale of two Australian men, Frank Dunne and Archie Hamilton, who both enlisted to join the Gallipoli campaign overseas. The film follows the two men from their time as competitors in a sprint races to Perth for enlistment the light horse. The film itself isn't so much a 'war' film as it is a film dealing with attitudes of Australians through particular individuals towards war in 1915. The story is told through the continued themes within the film such as competitiveness, ...
  • Danish Film Films Cinema First
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    I. DANISH FILM It was in June 7 1896 when Danes saw cinematographic pictures for the first time at the Haymarket (Town Hall Square now) in Copenhagen, but the first cinema (Kosmorama) was not opened until September 17, 1904. At that time it was usual to have a pianist playing while the film was shown because of the noise from the projector. Peter El felt (1866-1931) is a film pioneer in Denmark with some films about Greenland and royalty. Ole Olsen created Nordisk Film Kompagni, the first Danish...
  • History Of The French New Wave
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    In 1959- early 1960 five directors released debut feature length films that are widely regarded as heralding the start of the French nouvelle vague or French New Wave. Claude Chabrols Le Beau Serge (The Good Serge, 1959) and Les Cousins (The Cousins, 1959) were released, along with Francois Truffaut Les Quatre cents coups (The 400 Blows, 1959), Jean-Luc Godard A bout de souffle (Breathless, 1960) and Alain Res nais Hiroshima mon amour (Hiroshima my love, 1959). These films were the beginning of ...
  • Fascist Films Cinema Industry
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    When Mussolini came into power in 1922 he aimed to establish a totalitarian state. This was achieved by 1825 and in 1026 he intervened for the first time in national cinema, taking over the Instituto Nazionale LUCE or L'Unione Cinematograpica Educative which was formed in 1924. The Fascist regime had now created for itself a monopoly of cinematic information as LUCE also produced documentaries and newsreels. Except for the official sanctioning of censorship laws in 1923 which was finalised in 19...
  • Indian Film Industry India Movies Cinema
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    History When the Lumiere Brothers' first films were shown at Bombay's Watson's Hotel in 1895 or when Dadasaheb Phalke released his epochal feature film Raja Harischandra in 1913, it is unlikely that either the exhibitors or the pioneer film maker realised they were unleashing a mass entertainment medium that would hold millions in sway for the next hundred years; that they were spawning an industry that in years to come would overtake the rest of the world in film production! For most Indians, c...
  • Muriel's Wedding Representations Of National Identity
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    Watching Muriel's Wedding again in the context of this class allowed me to view the film from a new perspective. I approached the film with the questions we have been discussing in class in mind. What does the film say about national identity? How does it use landscape in its representation of Australian identity? How do the themes / myths of mateship and individuality factor into the film? In general, where does Muriel's Wedding fit into the overall scheme of Australian Cinema? Muriel's Wedding...
  • Peeping Tom Mulvey Film Gaze
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    Mainstream Hollywood cinema has for decades represented an erotic realm by using language and images of our patriarchal culture. It has satisfied and reinforced the masculine ego and repressed the desire of women. Feminist film theorist, Laura Mulvey's essay, 'Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema' published in 1975 has proved to be one of the most influential articles in the whole of contemporary film theory. Mulvey's essay is heavily invested in theory. The essay makes use of Freudian psychoana...
  • The Techniques Of Cinema Paradiso
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    English Q: Explain how the techniques used by the author were effective in shaping your understanding of the central ideas in Cinema Paradiso. Cinema Paradiso is about a character in his middle years reflecting on the influences on his life as he grew up in a small village. Flashbacks, bells, movie clips, lighting, imagery and silence were all used in Cinema Paradiso were effective tools in helping to shape my understanding of the central ideas in the movie, about Toto growing up. Most of Cinema...
  • Alternative Cinema Film Audience Brecht
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    The term alternative cinema has certain connotations. To many, it is not alternative, instead it is the way cinema was meant to be viewed, in that the viewer should be able to define the film in their own personal terms. In the following essay, I will firstly examine what the term alternative cinema means, and secondly how Brecht? s theories are evident in many elements of the films that have been pigeon-holed as alternative cinema. The word alternative is described in Collins English Dictionary...