Based on your class discussion, your study group should write a short piece on the blog about your experiences thus far of working with / reading early cinema. The discussion questions below should help you:
Reflect on your first two weeks of studying film history examples of historical film texts from the 1890s and 1910s.
- What are the problems and challenges that early cinema poses for you as film historians?
- What has surprised you about the material you have seen thus far, from the 1890s-1910s?
- What particular skills might we need to employ in order to get the most out of studying this kind of cinema?
As you write, consider the class and tutor feedback on your previous post. What would improve you second post? How might you work to improve the way you express or evidence your ideas?