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Art House movies
Transcript of Art House movies
Definition of Art-house movies
Convey a certain message
Opposite of a Hollywood film
Focus on a small, culturally sophisticated audience
Emphasize the art and craft of filmmaking
Danny Minton, Houston Community Newspapers: "I compare arthouse to fine wine; most of America prefers beer and white gin outsells good wine 10-1, but a refined taste requires fine wine".
In the early 1960s, tired of the traditional forms of classical japanese cinema, a group of filmmakers decided to make films that dealt with sex and violence with unorthodox editing and imagery, therefore reinvigorating Japanese cinema. (Influence, for example, in Quentin Tarantino´s movies).
Japanese New Wave
Italian Neorealism is a national film movement characterized by stories set amongst the poor and the working class, filmed on location, frequently using non-professional actors. Italian Neorealist films mostly contend with the difficult economic and moral conditions of post-World War II Italy, representing changes in the Italian psyche and conditions of everyday life, including poverty, oppression, injustice and desperation.
french new wave
The New Wave was a blanket term coined by critics for a group of French filmmakers of the late 1950s and 1960s.
Although never a formally organized movement, the New Wave filmmakers were linked by their self-conscious rejection of the literary period pieces being made in France and written by novelists, their spirit of youthful iconoclasm, the desire to shoot more current social issues on location, and their intention of experimenting with the film form.
Expressionism was a modernist movement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. Its typical trait is to present the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas.Expressionist artists sought to express meaning or emotional experience rather than physical reality. Many critics see a direct tie between cinema and architecture of the time, stating that the sets and scene artwork of Expressionist films often reveal buildings of sharp angles, great heights, and crowded environments, such as the frequently shown Tower of Babel in Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.
Considered as the greatest propagandistic movie of the history.
Movement that influenced great directors (David Lynch, Tim Burton, Stanley Kubrick and many others).