CU-Boulder FILM 1502 - Why is Film Important (2 pages)

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Why it is important to study film


Lecture number:
1
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Colorado at Boulder
Course:
Film 1502 - Introduction to Film Studies
Edition:
1

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FILM 1502 1st Edition Lecture 1 Outline of Current Lecture I Why do we make and watch movies Why film matters II What does the cinema and its popularity say about culture and society What does it say about us as individuals III How does Singin in the Rain construct itself as a historical object while also being a worthy object of study Current Lecture Why is Film Important 8 28 Studying Film Film culture social and historical larger ideas cultural values o Directors producers studio banks o Values change overtime static violence sex o Cinema behind on social change o Today different engagement with film phone laptops theatre All in different context Referent systems personal experience baggage brought to theatre hometown culture fav color o Experiential circumstances age gender race background o Experiential histories personal and social encounters o Ex The Muppets as referent Characters experience with the show Nostalgia and context appeal to everyone Dual audience o Ex The Green Hornet Changed name in Hong Kong due to cultural values Viewership Public and private theatre vs at home o Social media see it b c friends will be talking o Understand film through personal lens Active vs passive Identification and Cognition American Beauty Sam Mendes 1999 disintegration of American family Personal identity and identification can prevent from connecting w characters 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 Cognition and expectation Context and History The Birth of a Nation D W Griffith 1915 o Reconstructing history skewing events o Cognitive showing murder of Abe Lincoln Singing in the Rain Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly 1952 8 27 Setting aesthetic changes rapidly Comedic editing freeze frame women slow motion scene Dual history and Hollywood Mythology o History intentionally inaccurate all a lie but still makes it



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