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"The Lost and Found of Film History"


Films that have been lost through time

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University of Colorado at Boulder
Film 1502 - Introduction to Film Studies
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FILM 1502 1st Edition Lecture 25 Outline of Last Lecture I Quiz 4 Alternatives to Hollywood Narratives II What are the larger historical and cultural contexts that have impacted the narrative and stylistic development of film III What movements have emerged in response to particular historical conditions IV What major film cultures have emerged outside of Hollywood Outline of Current Lecture I Why have certain themes and groups of filmmakers and films been marginalized II What benefits can be gained by seeing these objects not as marginalized but as necessarily important to our understanding of film culture as a whole III Discussion De Sica s Bicycle Thieves is certainly an excellent example of Italian NeoRealism but can we view it as both influenced by and influential on its historical context Current Lecture The Lost and Found of Film History 12 4 Q1 Periodization Neorealism The Bicycle Thief o Italian Neorealism Feel the city post war Italy theft and crime become cyclical desperation o History Some historical objects remembered and some forgotten Amazing films made that no one sees because uncomfortable topics important to watch Lost and Found the lost and found of film history o something forgotten but still there waiting for us Omission and selection Reasons Massive inequality in filmmaking These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Women filmmakers only 7 powerful women omitted from film history excluded from high budget o Germaine Dulac great French filmmaker o Lois Weber US filmmaker Mary Anning and Her Monsters great paleontologist at time of Darwin erased from history Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker involved in major films yet still unequal Killer of Sheep Race and representation Shifts Oscar Micheaux to Spike Lee o 60s and 70s Paramount Decision studios couldn t own all aspects of film industry got rid of ownership of theatres Porn being shown in mainstream theatres B movie production accelerated exploitation film independent film Silver Lake Life Classic Hollywood and coding o LGBT non heterosexual relationships were common characterized as deviants explicitly stating it not discussing HIV AIDs changed the way that mainstream culture portrayed LGBT community

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