Monthly Archives: March 2013

Films Which Conform to and Subvert Hollywood/Mainstream Cinema Standards and Techniques

“The art cinema film is defined by two definitions: realism and authorial expressivity” – Bordwell 2008. The ‘dominant’ cinema is the term used to describe how mainstream films around the world follow a model referring to Hollywood’s film-making formula which contain features that … Continue reading

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What Makes An Auteur?

The term ‘film auteur’ can be described as the way in which a director portrays their own personal perspective through their film making techniques.  For example, these unique qualities may be their use of reoccurring themes in the movies they make, mise-en-scene, lighting, … Continue reading

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Defining Moments of Cinema Pre 1930s – The Originals That Inspired

1. ‘The Jazz Singer’ – Alan Crosland (1927) This 1927 American Musical produced by Warner Brothers, is famous for being the first talking full-length feature film using the Vitaphone method to give it sound. The star of the film (Al … Continue reading

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