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Film Narrative, Commercial Expansion

Film History, Fall 2012

Michele Goostree

on 29 January 2013

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Transcript of Film Narrative, Commercial Expansion

Film Narrative, Commercial Expansion Narrative *Saved the movie industry
*Two Genres: Melodrama and Farce
*Exploit difference between time and nature Georges Méliés *Magician
*Discovered stop-motion photography
*Discovered super-imposition
*Developed multi-shot techniques The Conjurer (1899) The Unfortunate Policeman (1905)
R.W. Paul The Moon at One Meter (1898) "Father of Special Effects"
Superimposition (multiple exposure)
Time-lapse Photography
*Narrative A Trip to the Moon (1902) Natural Time v. Cinematic Time Émile
Cohl Fantasmagorie (1908)
First Animated Film Charles Pathé and Pathé Frères Vertical
Integration Unusual Cooking (1908) Léon Gaumont "Studio System" Alice Guy First Woman
Studio Head The Cabbage Fairy (1896) "Brighton School"
R.W. Paul
G.A. Smith
James Williamson Editing to build stories!
Close up
Cross cut
Traveling/tracking shot
POV shot
Pan and Scan Mary Jane's Mishap (1903)
Close up for comedy Grandma's Reading Glass (1900)
*First POV and close ups G.A. Smith James Williamson Fire! (1901)
First Cross Cuts R.W. Paul The Over-incubated Baby (1901) A Kiss in the Tunnel (1899)
First traveling/tracking shot Edwin S. Porter The Life of an American Fireman (1903)
First cause and effect editing Business Wars! Patent lawsuits
Price wars (film length)
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