Author Archives: Juan Monroy

When is Non-Diegetic Sound Actually Diegetic?

In my American Film Industry class, we voted on what film we would screen for our discussion of New Hollywood, or what I call “The American New Wave.” The class voted, among a list of six films, for Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Martin Scorcese, 1974). Aside from talking about the cinematography in the film, […] Continue reading

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Cinematography for Emotional Distance

As I mentioned in class, the varied use of focal lengths is another technique that Scorcese manipulates, even in the same scenes. This is in addition to the heavy use of handheld camerawork, which itself was not widely used except in news and documentary filmmaking. I mentioned that the scene with Alice and Tommy in […] Continue reading

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Cinematography for Emotional Distance

As I mentioned in class, the varied use of focal lengths is another technique that Scorcese manipulates, even in the same scenes. This is in addition to the heavy use of handheld camerawork, which itself was not widely used except … Continue reading Continue reading

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Class 11: New Hollywood

In today’s class, we reviewed many of the factors that led to the US New Wave of filmmaking, which was known as the New Hollywood era. The movement was characterized by a reinvention of film style, re-imagining Hollywood genres, and … Continue reading

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Next Week’s Seventies Flick

The votes are in. The winner of this year’s student selected Pick a Seventies Flick is Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. Twenty students voted in the poll, and each of the 20 students will receive four point extra credit on … Continue reading

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Class 10: 1967 and the Youth Audience

In today’s class, we discuss how the 1968 Academy Awards ceremony signaled a seismic shift for filmmaking in the United States. No longer were the studios and their big-budget, something-for-everyone the focus of the industry and the audience. Instead, many … Continue reading

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Influence of New Waves

As we transition from the classical model of Hollywood filmmaking, we should start to notice how filmmaking in the 1960s begins to change from the stylistic conventions of the Classical Hollywood Cinema. One of the great influences was the European New Waves, especially the French New Wave. One technique that we begin to see in […] Continue reading

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Influence of New Waves

As we transition from the classical model of Hollywood filmmaking, we should start to notice how filmmaking in the 1960s begins to change from the stylistic conventions of the Classical Hollywood Cinema. One of the great influences was the European … Continue reading Continue reading

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Pick a Seventies Flick

Please vote for the 1970s film that we will screen on November 21. Your vote must be submitted by Monday, November 14, 6:00 PM. Every student who votes will receive 0.2 extra credit points on the Historical Event Summary. For … Continue reading

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