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Baudelaire wrote in his thoery The microscopic close-up is an inexorable cen- sor of ‘naturalness’ of expression; it immediately shows up the difference between spontaneous reaction and deliberate, unnatural, forced gesture.
The roots of all the others reach far back info the past and they all to a greater or lesser degree hmr the stamp of older ideologies. Suddenly a light falls on it from one side.
The artist could present in its primary form of manifestation the souFs bodily incarna- tion in gesture or feature. He may knit theoy brows and wrinkle his fore- head as much as he likes, the camera creeps up quite close and shows that his chin, which has no dirigible mimicry, is weak and frightened for all the bravado of the rest of the face.
So far as extras were concerned it was certainly easier to find the thd types among the crowds in the street if it was only a matter of episodic parts which involved no acting, and required merely being present and showing some sort of a face. Artistic culture has not only a history, it also has an evolution in a certain direction. Romm made this fdm as a silent film although the sound film was already fully developed at the time.
In the epoch of word culture we made little use of the expressive powers of our body and have therefore partly lost that power.
A close-up shows the precious weapon— no man would throw such a thing away while he could still muster the strength to carry it. And we see the ruthless, vicious selfishness of a coarse peasant expressed in them. On a face, too, one can read ‘between the lines’.
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All this is projected into the picture, even unintentionally. Eyes sharpened by the revolutionary class struggle saw more than just the difference between ‘rich’ and ‘poor’. The things surrounding men do not merely act upon them — men react on their surroundings too and while they allow things to change them, they in return change things.
Suddenly the old man turns away and goes to his laboratory. Even if we had just seen the same face in the middle of a crowd and the close-up merely separated it from the others, we would still feel that we have suddenly been left alone with this one face to the exclusion of the rest of the world.
Such an attitude to art made civilized Europe unfavourable ground for the sudden leap into the completely new twentieth-century art which the traditionless and unbiassed Americans could lightly accept. As she rushes away she mmi pass through a large rmm full of wedding presents. This problem cannot on any account be solved by making the characters speak little or not at all The silence of panto- mime characters is an inherent quality of this art form.
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He does not think in words, the syllables of which he sketches in the air like the dots and dashes of the Morse code. She speaks like this for a long time; and so much audible speech would have been quite unbearable. Then the close-ups of the trail mark the beginning of an exciting drama.
Citing articles via Web of Science 1. The first Art Academy which included the theory of film art in its curriculum was opened in Prague in The animals that do not chew lose their teeth. Thus the actual artistic creation, the original creative act is performed in the studio or on location; at all events before the camera in space and before the dilm in time. Thus the inner man, too, will become visible. A move- ment of a muscle, the slightest hint of any bzlazs, tenderness, anxiety, surprise or fear, any indication bapazs what is going on inside him, would betray them both and be their death.
Artistic director of a vast nonprofessional radical, 10, members strong theater organization Arbeitertheaterbund Worker’s Theatrical Association ; working side by side with Piscator and Brecht he writes and directs a number of one-act plays. View a machine-translated version of the Hungarian article.
But all this provided only new knowledge, new themes, new thee, new material A more important, more decisive, more historical novelty was that the film showed not other things.
There have, of course, long been societies of tgeory and the like, who?
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This is one of the reasons why the acting style of very old films now appears exaggerated and ridiculous. Our eye and with it blazs consciousness is identified with the characters in the film, we look at the world out of their eyes and have no angle of vision of our own.
You may see a medium shot of someone sitting and conducting a conversation with icy calm. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, hhe, and education by publishing worldwide.
But the perspective of every single painting is one and immutable; hence the outline of every object shown in the picture is finite, a single definite shape. Retrieved on 24 May But the thousands of books tore the one spirit, embodied in the cathedral, into thou- sands of opinions. And we can see all this cleariy in her face, over which she has drawn two different masks. No lighting effects could have done it if the camera could not have been moved in relation to the object.
So the art of the film did not automatically grow out of the French cinematographic camera, nor was it a mechanical result of the general laws of vision. The bourgeoisie made antique art, born of other societies and ideologies, the absolute standard and the sole norm of all art.