In the first thirty-five years of the cinema, between 1895 and 1930, there were inventors and innovators working on motion pictures throughout the world, often developing very unique approaches to the technical and creative aspects of the motion picture. Cinema produced in one nation might be made in a different context than films produced in a different nation. And the purpose of filmmaking reflects or determines the stylistic conventions used in the making of a body of films.


  1. Select a film from the following list produced in a nation other than the United States.
  2. Analyze at least one, but no more than two, stylistic device(s). Stylistic devices may include one of the following: narration, mise-en-scéne, cinematography, or editing.
  3. Relate the overall use of the stylistic device(s) to the national context in which the film was produced. You may compare the use of style to a film produced in the United States around the same time.


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