Claire Setton Photoplay

18 Apr

When we go to the movies today, most of us go to escape from our problems. However, in the past movies were interactive and the audience enjoyed the film and participated in it. Hugo Münsterberg said that the photoplay obeys the laws of the mind rather than those of the outer world. Photoplay makes us see things that we may not have seen. In both of his films, Musterberg utilizes this tool in order to endear the audience.

With Sherlock Jr. the shots kept on changing going to all different shots of the scene, as opposed to in Kleptomaniac were the focus was mainly on one person, and the camera concentrated on one shot. For me, seeing how simplistic both movies were shot but how much of an impact they had shows a lot. We don’t need all the added effects of movies today. The same social issues and same stories can be told in so many different ways, and can be told in the most simple of ways.


3 Responses to “Claire Setton Photoplay”

  1. julialin21 April 18, 2013 at 3:02 am #

    i definitely agree with you, all the extra things in movies nowadays probably just allows the viewers to be drawn in. We’re always looking for something new, something fresh.

  2. mcarpenter1394 April 18, 2013 at 4:37 am #

    I completely agree with you as well. I hate how present movies try to add in too many effects and just end up ruining it all together. Its refreshing to go and watch old time movies to see the simplicity of their films.

  3. stefanievponce April 18, 2013 at 5:27 am #

    I agree with you that a film can still be great even if done with a simplistic approach, but I think that the popular audience now is always looking to have their senses drowned: bigger phone screens! louder speakers! brighter colors! and we have lost the notion that simplicity is also beautiful.

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