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For this essay, you may come up with an original research topic of your own, or you may respond to ONE or TWO of the three prompts below.

If you are proposing your own topic, you have a fair amount of leeway to research any aspect of film history up through 1945. Some possibilities include (but are not limited to) a particular national cinema; technological / aesthetic / economic trends in the American film industry; a particular genre or movement in film; representations of race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, etc.; or an expanded / in-depth consideration of a topic covered in the course, such as censorship and the Production Code.

RTVF-137A HILL TERM PAPER DUE DEC. 21 BEFORE MIDNIGHT 2,000-2,500 words (Honors option: 2,500-3,000 words, with at least one additional source.) For this essay, you may come up with an original research topic of your own, or you may respond to ONE or TWO of the three prompts below. If you are proposing your own topic, you have a fair amount of leeway to research any aspect of film history up through 1945. Some possibilities include (but are not limited to) a particular national cinema; technological / aesthetic / economic trends in the American film industry; a particular genre or movement in film; representations of race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, etc.; or an expanded / in-depth consideration of a topic covered in the course, such as censorship and the Production Code. You must use at least three reliable sources, which may be from the assigned readings; and you should consider at least three films. I recommend discussing your ideas with me in advance. Cite your sources using MLA format. OR Choose ONE or TWO of the following topics (for a TOTAL of 2,000-2,500 words). Whichever you choose, I strongly recommend re-watching the films that you discuss. Cite sources using MLA format. 1) Compare/contrast two movements in European film from the 1920s or 1930s. These may include Soviet Montage (The Man with a Movie Camera), the European Avant-Garde (various short films), German Expressionism (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari), or French “art films” (Zero for Conduct, The Grand Illusion). You may also choose to view alternate films from any of these movements, or from other relevant national cinemas of the 1920s or 30s, such as Sweden (which would involve additional research on your part). Your response must refer substantially to at least two films and at least two of the assigned readings. Your response should focus on the historical contexts of the films in question, which may include concerns such as aesthetics, film industry practices, larger historical forces, etc. 2) Discuss the various changes that take place in Hollywood during the early sound period (roughly 1926/27- 1931/32). You should consider at least two films, which may be short or feature length, and you should refer substantially to the assigned readings. Your response should focus on the historical contexts of the films in question, which may include concerns such as aesthetics, film industry practices, etc. 3) Compare/contrast Hollywood films of the 1930s-40s (as represented by Stagecoach, or The Adventures of Robin Hood, or Design for Living, or The Lady Eve, or Foreign Correspondent) with either the French cinema of the 1930s (as represented by Zero for Conduct and/or The Grand Illusion) or the Italian Neorealist movement (epitomized by Rome Open City). Your response should focus on the historical contexts of the films in question, which may include concerns such as aesthetics, film industry practices, etc.; and you should draw substantially on at least two of the assigned readings.

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European film from the 1920s and 1930s
Introduction
The period between the 1920s and the 1930s saw the occurrence of significant events in
the history of the European continent. Amidst the economic challenges, wars and political
uncertainties, the continent saw some of the most dramatic shifts in the social order. The First
World War had just ended in 1918, and the European continent had been the home to fierce
fights that pitted various European economic and political behemoths on different sides of the
divide. The period saw a significant decline in the aristocratic practices of many states and many
countries had started embracing democratic values and practices. However, the heaviest weight
of these events was felt on the cultural and social aspects of the society. In the film industry, the
effects reverberated in every corner of the continent. The period saw a total departure from some
of the existing practices and ideals of the film production. Most importantly, it is evident that the
emotions impacts of these periods had permeated through the walls of the industry and were
influencing the approaches to film production in the continent. German Expressionism and the
Soviet Montage are some of the most notable movements that arose in this period. Targeting
different audiences, these movements sought to communicate certain ideas to their clients, and
these had significant effects on the industry. The rise of movements such as the German

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Expressionism and the Soviet Montage marked a departure from the pre-existing approaches to
the cinema at the time. In that line, this paper explores the similarities and differences between
the German Expressionism and the Soviet Montage with a primary interest in the historical
context and the issues that necessitated their development.
German Expressionism
German Expressionism was one of the early movements that influenced the art of
filmmaking in Europe. During the 1920s and 1930s in Europe, there were a lot of misleading
facts regarding a wide range of issues. It appears that the society at the time had embraced some
lopsided ideas which were highly misleading to the people. German Expressionism is defined as
a total rejection of preexisting western conventions, practices, and ideas that were largely
distorted to have an emotional effect on the people. Under these issues, the German Expression
sought to depict the reality of the society without any elements of distortion.
German Expressionism was significantly influenced by individuals such as Vincent van
Gogh and El Greco. In this movement, the primary interest was to demonstrate the relationship
that exists between art and natural phenomena. One of the most distinctive features of German
Expressionism is the fact that there was little concern with Aesthetics (Phylis 13). Instructively,
during the time, the filmmakers insisted on aesthetics as opposed to substances to attract their
audiences. However, the architects of German Expressionism did not put a lot of emphasis on the
aesthetic components of the films. On the other side, the movement involved the us...

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