Friday, September 20, 2013

Film History Post 2

Lumiere's Actualities

I chose these films because I felt like they would've had the most vocal reactions from the viewers. The violence and absurdity would've caused some outrage. People back then where much more shall I say conservative on issues such as graphic violence and such. So that's Why I gave my previous port the tone that I did. 

1 comment:

  1. I think you need to take a little more time and care with your assignments. The Lumieres did not make the films where people got run over with cars - their Actualities were slices of actual life (Lion at the Zoo, Digging for Clams, Ostrich Parade, etc). The films with the fake motorist accidents were by some British filmmakers. I did understand what you meant, and I appreciate the idea of the audience member being shocked by the violence seen on the screen (a matter that still is a hot debate today in film and television, and now video games). But both your original and your explanation are extremely brief and read as though put very little time into them. This is not the quality work that I expect overall from my students. I expect you to dig a little deeper and give a little bit more with your writing, especially when given a chance to be creative.

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