Classical and post classical hollywood cinema
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This includes the degree ruleone of the major visual-spatial elements of continuity editing. There are some editing techniques utilised which on the face of it one might assume would make a spectator aware of the camera position such as cross cutting where we cut over and back between two sets of action happening simultaneously and reverse angles utilised during dialogue normally.
Where normal affairs are changed by an incident. Devices[ edit ] The devices most inherent to classical Hollywood cinema are those of continuity editing.
Colour must suit the emotional or psychological mood of each scene if not the entire film and music will always only be used to reinforce the current on screen action such as romance or danger.
Again unlike classic Hollywood the Shining leads viewers down emotional dead ends.
Cinema changed society as much as society influenced cinema. We see more films with themes of warped sexuality and voyeurism. It is a psychological Horror which is rampant with un-naturalistic performance. The majority of shots in a classical film focus on gestures or facial expressions medium-long and medium shots.
Post classical hollywood characteristics
In the fifties there was strong anti-communist feeling in America which led to films of invasion from a foreign entity. We see great evidence of this in the Horror genre. With a reduction of fear from foreign lands, fear found a new home in each other. Its characters are more or less stable, knowable, and psychologically coherent individuals who possess clearly defined, specific goals. This Horror film has some exemplary post classical traits. Devices[ edit ] The devices most inherent to classical Hollywood cinema are those of continuity editing. The primary changes in American film-making came from the film industry itself, with the height of the studio system. Before the visual style which would become known as "classical continuity", scenes were filmed in full shot and used carefully choreographed staging to portray plot and character relationships.
There are three acts in the classical Hollywood narrative structure. For the first time in human history, visual experience could be shared and — most importantly — sold to the general public.
Over the course of the narrative characters struggle to achieve their goals or solve their problems. In we meet the man next door with the knife. Narrative logic[ edit ] Classical narration progresses always through psychological motivation, i. Griffith finally breaking the grip of the Edison Trust to make films independent of the manufacturing monopoly. During the period of classical Hollywood cinema, both society and the film industry preached that women should be dependent on men and remain in home in order to guarantee stability in the community and the family. However as we have been acclimatised to being an omnipotent spectator these techniques do not trigger any diminution of the established realism. Balancing refers to the visual composition, i.
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