Sunday, July 10, 2005

CENTO ANNI FA: I FILM DEL 1905 PROGRAMMA N. 8 UN GENERE: LE ATTUALITA

A cura di Mariann Lewinsky. Presenta Roland Cosandey. ♪ Gabriel Thibaudeau. Saturday 9 July 2005, Cinéma Lumière 1, Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna. From Roland Cosandey's introduction in the catalogue: Today when we use the term "actualité reconstituée" we often mean that this genre of representation is inherently false. We will therefore simply use the term found in the catalogues, "vues d'actualité", an ideal definition for images filmed either en plein air or reconstructed in the studio, provided that they represent events that were reasonably recent, and reasonably sensational, and more or less relayed by other images and accounts. We show both types of film and some cases where both types of "actuality" share the same film. We examine several methods of visual information before the era of the newsreel. Three-four years later the founding of this new genre was probably the primary cause of the disappearance of what now seems so typical to 1900–1905: reconstructed or re-staged news. – Prima parte: Naturalism, Sensation, and Actuality. Seconda parte: Combined images: Russian Revolution Images: original screening reel ordered from Pathé in 1905 by the Finnish Atelier Apollo Co. and premiered in Helsinki on 13 December 1905 in the Maailman Ympäri Cinema. Terza parte: Living Pictures, Photographs, Drawings. (The American Mutoscope & Biograph's The Mutiny on the Potemkin, announced in the catalogue, was not shown.)

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