Following up part of our discussion this week, here is a well presented history on the green screen:
What did you think of the films we watched in the first week? Do you enjoy watching early or "older" films or do you find them strange or alienating?
Here are the readings on m-e-s I referenced in class:
Please note that these sources provide differing interpretations of mise-en-scéne, and that both are also distinct from the understanding I am presenting in class (remember that you will be able to link to those presentations from the Calendar).
*This presentation is based on Louis Giannetti, Understanding Movies (2007), chapter 2, 49-101, which is available at Hamersly Library.
Begin practicing analysis of mise-en-scéne in comments to this entry and with the following images from A Trip to the Moon and The Great Train Robbery:
Trip to the Moon at 9:28:
Great Train Robbery at 2:43:
Share your general thoughts and reactions to Metropolis here.
Share thoughts an reactions to these films here.