пятница, 14 ноября 2014 г.

Film History Project#2

Kiss Me Deadly is one of the ultimate films of the 1950s because the film has found a cineast's allure ever since its release. The French almost immediately recognized in it-indeed, agreed upon it - the reverence of a prophetic talisman, evil, mysterious, almost a warning for the cavalier hipness it dares to assume. Also, considered by many film critics this film was finishing a classical era of noir movies.
Because by the mid-fifties film noir is coming to end and after was popular new style of crime genre. For the screenplay was taken Mickey Spillane’s novel about detective-Mike Hammer. As in the novel dealt with the drug, it’s officially considered unfit for the film adaptation. Screenwriter Albert Beziraydes completely changed the story after problem with drugs and came up with a hot nuclear ‘’briefcase’’ and catastrophic finale.

At the time, the movie has a painful impression to American audiences .
Film critics respectable American publications ignored ‘’Kiss Me Deadly’’ as low-standard and in Britain the film didn’t come out in the rental ( to the cinema)
Only the french critics admitted frantic whirl of movie expressionism. Francois Truffaut and Claude Chabrol saw in Aldrich’s another confirmation that the original artistic statement perhaps even in a commercial cinema.

The principal elements of Tech-noir characters are almost invariably melodramatic types, while the settings both represent the technological problem the hero must face and serve the interests of pathetic fallacy, thus they are most often variations of the mythological wasteland. The plot is often reducible to matters of power and is almost always expressed in terms of violent action, but may also be complicated by reversals, misdirections, and revelations that are more likely to be related to the injudicious use of technology than to character development. 



Tech-Noir Film : A theory of the development of popular genres.
by Auger, Emily E.

Street with no name: A history of the classic american film noir.
by Dickos, Andrew




понедельник, 27 октября 2014 г.

1) Before now, to watch a film you had to go to the cinema and all the people were waiting for this moment as an event and this wasn't the usual kids entertainment like an our time. Now old people don't attend the cinema because they don't like crimes, science fiction and all this new staff but now children and teens go to the cinema to watch all the new movies. Now, we have Internet, which has reduced the level of popularity of cinema  because they can find what they need on the Internet. Between the Internet and Television all people become too lazy to gather in the cinema, they would prefer to lie on the couch.

2)I think that with every generation all people change their minds. They want different movies so they don't like old movies which their parents like. They want new special effects, new conflicts and new stories. When there was a silent black and white film people were not even aware that humanity would be to invent color films but now it's common. All film production improved from year to year and they want to be better then the other production so they want to get a new technology to make movies better. All director know what the audience needs so they make films with different stories. Audience don't think about what was behind the scenes. They just need a bewitching story.

пятница, 17 октября 2014 г.

Film History Presentation.

I chose the filmmaker - Dziga Vertov. He was a soviet director, founder of documentary film. Vertov worked in cinema verite style (it is a style of documentary filmmaking) to unveil the truth or highlight subjects hidden behind crude reality.
Dziga Vertov was against literature, games, actors, studio shots and the scenery in the film because he thought that they were not accurate representations. 
I decided to analyze his film, Cinema Eye (1924), a documentary about the new state of the USSR. This film is comprised of various true accounts of life in the Soviet Union, united by the theme of "Life by spontanity." Much attention is paid to children and their pioneering organizations, but also focus around other subjects like elephants, tuberculosis, asylums, and physical labor. The shooting took place in Moscow and the surrounding regions. I found Cinema Eye to be a very interesting historical perspective on that time period.

''Cinema Eye'' link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz0uA3K4jlg&spfreload=10+Message%3A+JSON+Parse+error%3A+Unexpected+EOF+%28url%3A+https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Drz0uA3K4jlg%29&noredirect=1