film 100 hw assignment 0

  1. Compare the activities of the Soviet film industry during the War Communism period (1918-1920) and during the years of the New Economic Policy (1921-1924).  What difficulties arose for the industry during War Communism, and how were these problems remedied or addressed by the New Economic Policy?

 

  1. The formal qualities of French Impressionism derived partly from the directors’ beliefs about the cinema as an art form.  What were these beliefs?  Explain how the Impressionists’ theories on the cinema translated to their films with regard to either cinematography or editing.

 

 

  1. Perhaps the most important artistic trend of the early twentieth century was labeled modernism.  Summarize some of the principal tenets of modernism, and specify how these ideas influenced the development of the French Impressionism (or German Expressionist [Ch. 5] or Soviet Montage [Ch. 6]) movement in film.

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