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As I mentioned in class today, since most of us are still waiting for books, I’ve jostled the readings a bit since a pdf of Bazin’s “The Evolution of the Language of Cinema” is readily available online. I hadn’t intended this to be your first reading, as I know it is a bit challenging, but I am sure we can get through it together on Monday, and hopefully by midweek we will all have books and will be able to right the ship, as it were.
Here’s the Bazin link. You may want to print it for easier reference. At the very least, make sure to take notes to which you can refer in class on Monday.
Have a good weekend!
On our first outing, we will be discussing the foundations of early cinema – particularly Auguste and Louis Lumière (aka the Lumière brothers) and Georges Méliès. These filmmakers not only pioneered movie-making as we know it today, but they introduced a fundamental theoretical split in the world of film making – documentary vs. storytelling/ reality vs. editing. We’ll be reviewing their works in class tomorrow, but if you want to get a head start on your viewing, I’ve included the pertinent videos after the cut.
Just a quick housekeeping note. You should all have posting permissions, so be sure to leave your weekly blog post as a new post rather than a comment. Your Friday responses will go in the comment section, but your Tuesday post should be a post proper.
No worries if you posted it as a comment. This first week is always about working out the kinks before we hit the ground running.