September 22, 2004

Another Random College Observation

Film production = The most fun I have ever had in my life.
Film theory = As exciting as watching dead grass grow.

Okay! I get it! Sergei Eisenstein was a smart guy! You don't have to pound the idea into my head!

And if I have to read the word "montage" one more time, I may have an aneurysm.

I thought I'd provide an excerpt from the reading I'm trying to get through tonight:

Bazin considers German expressionism and Russian symbolism to have been superseded in the 1930s and 1940s by a form of editing more appropriate to the dialogue film. This "analytic" editing, which characteristically manifests itself in the dramatic technique of shot/reverse shot, was an important innovation. Still more important, however, was the development of the depth of field shot by Orson Welles and William Wyler in the early 1940s (anticipated in the 1930s by Jean Renoir), which made even the use of "analytic" montage unnecessary.

Oh, that explains everything. Thanks.

*Banging head against wall*

Posted by CD on September 22, 2004 10:22 PM
Semi-Intelligent Comments

So, you like film? Could you go to my site ( and e-mail or post at my blog what you think of our short (and as of now not so good) films?

Posted by: Alex at September 22, 2004 11:26 PM

So, you like film?

Do fish like water?

I checked out your site briefly. I'll watch some of the videos when I get the chance.

Posted by: CD at September 22, 2004 11:42 PM

Words go've heard fish are fond of water, but I haven't personally talked to one. Let me know when you have a chance to watch some. Thanks again.

Posted by: Alex at September 26, 2004 10:18 PM
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