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an article or essay criticizing a literary or other work
3 traditional areas of inquiry for critics
The work of art, the artist, and the audience.
Realist film theory and Andre Bazin
Realist film theory emphasizes the documentary aspects of film art. As w Bazin are usually rooted in moral and ethical bias and are often rooted in the values of Islam, Christian, or Marxist values.
Formalist film theory
is a theory of film study that is focused on the formal, or technical, elements of a film: i.e., the lighting, scoring, sound and set design, use of color, shot composition, and editing.
Autuer Theory
In film criticism, the 1950s-era Auteur theory holds that a director's films reflect that director's personal creative vision, as if he were the primary "Auteur" (the French word for "author"). In some cases, film producers are considered to have a similar "Auteur" role for films that they have produced. Andrew Sarris
Cahiers du cinéma
an influential French film magazine founded in 1951 by André Bazin, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze and Joseph-Marie Lo Duca.
is a conceptual approach that does not hold rigidly to a single paradigm or set of assumptions, but instead draws upon multiple theories, styles, or ideas to gain complementary insights into a subject, or applies different theories in particular cases.
Pauline Kael
"witty, biting, highly opinionated, and sharply focused"[1] movie reviews. She approached movies emotionally, with a strongly colloquial writing style. She is often regarded as the most influential American film critic of her day
the study of sign processes (semiosis), or signification and communication, signs and symbols, both individually and grouped into sign systems. It includes the study of how meaning is constructed and understood.
Christian Metz
a French film theorist, best known for pioneering the application of Ferdinand de Saussure's theories of semiology to film. During the 1970s, his work had a major impact on film theory in France, Britain, Latin America and the United States.
Deep structure
a theoretical construct that seeks to unify several related structures.
Hollywood Antitrust Case of 1948
was a landmark United States Supreme Court anti-trust case that decided the fate of movie studios owning their own theatres and holding exclusivity rights on which theatres would show their films. It would also change the way Hollywood movies were produced, distributed, and exhibited. The Court held in this case that the existing distribution scheme was in violation of the antitrust laws of the United States, which prohibit certain exclusive dealing arrangements.
3 Most importanat film festivals
Canne, Sundance, Toronto
Orson Welles
May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American film director, writer, actor and producer, who worked extensively in film, theatre, television, and radio.
The Mercury Theatre
The Mercury Theatre was a theatre company founded in New York City in 1937 by Orson Welles and John Houseman.
Gregg Toland
was a highly influential American cinematographer noted for his innovative use of lighting and techniques such as deep focus, an example of which can be found in his work on Orson Welles' Citizen Kane.
RKO Pictures
an American film production and distribution company. As Radio Pictures Inc. and then RKO Radio Pictures Inc., it was one of the so-called Big Five studios of Hollywood's Golden Age
the distributor usually arranges industry screenings for exhibitors, and uses other marketing techniques that will make the exhibitor believe they will profit financially by showing the film.
Motion Picture Production Code
was the set of industry censorship guidelines which governed the production of the vast majority of United States motion pictures released by major studios from 1930 to 1968. It was originally popularly known as the Hays Code, after its creator, Will H. Hays.
Citizen Kane academy award
Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Election director
Alexander Payne
Baptism in blood director
Martin Scorsese
Odessa Step director
Sergei Eisenstein
Ride of the Valkyries
Francis Coppola
Run Lola Run director
Tom Tykwer
House of games director
David Mamet
Un Chien Andalou director
Luis Buñuel
Rythmus 21 director
Hans Richter
Basquiat director
Julian Schnabel
I shot andy warhol director
Mary Harron
Breathless director
Jean-Luc Godard
Citizen Kane director
Orson Welles
Workers leaving the factory director
Auguste and Louis Lumière

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