Saturday, 3 December 2011

Lecture Four - Auters.

  • A theory where the director moulds the film.
  • French for author.
  • Like artists, original work, creative control, personal film language, visual style.
  • Technical competence of the director and interior meaning.
Alfred Hitchcock
  • Long career, started in the beginnings of film.
  • Joined film industry in 1920, started off drawing sets.
  • Influential in later genres.
  • Well known for expressionist lighting, story telling visually in silent era, use of the subjective camera, clever use of montage and cutting to create to create tension, cameo appearance, obsessive use of blondes.
  • Dolly zoom.
  • 'The Lodger, 1927' first fully acknowledged film, silent.

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