Motions Pictures

Who was the killer in Psycho? – Norman Bates
Aspect ratio: 2.35 – very wide, great for landscapes,
The most significant period for motion
picture achievement was – 1939 to 1941.
Akira Kurosawa – Japanese master who understood Western tastes.
The director of Seven Samurai and Rashomon.
Mae West – actress who portrayed herself as an overtly sexual woman manipulating men through her attractiveness
Aspect Ratio (Cont.) – most movies are shot at 1.85, which is not as wide as 2.35 but is wider than 16:9
We say a sound has a slow decay when: – It takes some time for the sound vector to lose its strength
VistaVision, SuperScope, Panavision – widescreen formats
Character Actor – An actor playing a sterotypical off beat role
Effects of Allied occupation – Banned films that glorified feudalism, imperialism, or nationalism, U.S. films flooded the market
Supreme Court Ruling of 1919 (Changed back in 1952) – Entertainment was not protected under the First Amendment Rights
Film stock format – Measured in millimeters
Nickelodeon – Charged 5 cents per film (1905)
Charles Lindbergh – flew the Spirit of Saint Louis
kinetoscope – the first practical motion picture camera and viewing device, developed by William Dickson in 1889
Rescue/Chase requirements – Crosscutting; Increasingly rapid editing tempo; tension/suspense/excitement;
Footage – any length, portion or sequence of film (either shot or to be shot) measured in feet
Auteur – a filmmaker whose personal influence and artistic control over a movie are so great that the filmmaker is regarded as the author of the movie.
James Horner – solo instuments- trumpet, flute bagpipes

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