– film history

part 1
Jacqueline Stewart asserts in her analysis of Within our Gates that “Micheaux counters white supremacist accounts of Black characters and race relations by acknowledging and adapting some of the narrative techniques from Griffith-dominant cinema” (Stewart 233). In your view, which of these narrative techniques developed by early Hollywood can be found in this film? Analyze 1 example of these techniques as explained by Bordwell and Thompson through their notion of “narrative clarity” (you may focus on crosscutting, analytical editing or contiguity editing, camera position and acting, set design and lighting, etc.). ** Be specific. If you provide an example of editing, do not just refer to it as “continuity editing”, instead use any of the 3 different types of editing explained by Bordwell and Thompson i.e. crosscutting, analytical editing or contiguity editing. Write between 80-120 words

part 2
Akira Kurosawa’s 1948 film Drunken Angel and Seijun Suzuki’s 1964 film The Gate of Flesh (as seen in lecture) are ostensibly set in the same time and location—immediate post-war Tokyo. Despite the fact that Suzuki’s film is “theatrical,” and punctuated with brilliant colors do you feel (or get the sense) that his depiction of post-war Tokyo was more (emotionally) honest? Write two to three sentences on the subject.