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Classical Film Theory

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Transcript of Classical Film Theory

Formalist film theory
Formalist film theorists
(Russian theorists)
Pudovkin, Sergei Eisenstein, Lev Kuleshov and Dziga Vertov
Realist film theory
This theory says that Film is
indeed art because the cinema reproduces reality mechanically

Realist film theorists believe that the art of cinema is possible precisely because
a film is like everyday life

Realist filmmakers are different from the sculptor or painter

Their approach to film emphasizes their ability to create story and emotion
without manipulation
.
This theory says that Film is
indeed art and not reproduction of reality.

Formalist film theorists believe that the art of cinema is possible precisely because
a film is unlike everyday life

Formalist filmmakers shape and mold the images we see on the screen the way a sculptor shapes and molds clay.

Their approach to film emphasizes their ability to create story and emotion
through manipulation
, including Montage.
Classical Film Theory
What is film?
Film
as
Art

Film as seventh art
In 1911, Ricciato Canudo - an early Italian film theoretician- wrote "
The Birth of the Sixth Art
" arguing that Cinema was #6 (after architecture, sculpture, painting, music, and poetry)

Later he redefined dance as #6, making cinema the seventh art

He wrote his best-known essay "Reflections on the Seventh Art" (1923)

This term is used often in Europe and Latin America
Characteristics of Formalism
André Bazin
Siegfried Kracauer
Professional actors
Relies heavily on special effects
Editing speeds up or slows down time
Montage
Lighting and sound create experience, exaggerations or sometimes unsynchronized
Breaks illusion of reality
"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004)
Unprofessional actors
No special effects
Deep Focus
On location sets and props
Minimal editing
Natural lighting, like real life without manipulation
Documentary-style
Characteristics of Realism
"Bicycle Thieves" (1948)
Realist film theorists
Hugo Munsterberg
Rudolf Arnheim
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