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The role of the director in early french cinema

What did early (1900-1920) french film directors actually do? I get the sense from my research that early film directors in France were more like what one associates with producers nowadays. The "director" chose the script, chose the actors and the budget, and then left the execution to a cameraman who basically filmed everything as if he were recording live theater. This explains how someone like Louis Feuillade could "direct" hundreds of films each year. Is this assumption correct? [more inside]
posted by Omon Ra on Dec 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Lady Helen's Escapade Location?

Where can I find a copy of Lady Helen's Escapade? [more inside]
posted by philosophistry on Mar 4, 2010 - 1 answer

Watched the Birdie

A woman's head on an owl's body. What film did I see? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on May 17, 2009 - 5 answers

The Little Traveling Shot

What is the earliest generally-accepted use in commercial cinema of the following three shots: a lens-based zoom, in or out; a traveling shot using a dolly to follow a scene's protagonist (as in moving from room to room laterally); and a traveling shot using a dolly to effectively create a zoom, in which the framing of the protagonist becomes tighter as a result of a shorter distance to the subject? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Sep 18, 2007 - 5 answers

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