Professor David Thorburn

Clips Shown Fall 2010

I. The Silent Era

Fred Ott’s Sneeze, Edison Studio, 1894.

Edwin Porter, The Whole Dam Family, 1905.

Louis Lumiere, The Sprinkler Sprinkled, 1896.

Edwin Porter, The Great Train Robbery (gun fired into camera sequence), 1903.

Chaplin, Gold Rush (Thanksgiving scene), 1925.

Chaplin, City Lights (final scene), 1931.

Chaplin, Sherlock Jr. (storm sequence), 1924.

Sergei Eisenstein, Battleship Potemkin (Odessa steps sequence), 1925.

Fritz Lang, Metropolis (opening sequence), 1927.

Robert Wiene, Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (sleepwalker attacking woman), 1919.

F.W. Murnau, Nosferatu (waking up and looking outdoors and rooftop chase), 1922.

II. Hollywood Genres

Howard Hawks, Ball of Fire (seven dwarfs and a lady), 1941.

Preston Sturges, Lady Eve (the mirror sequence), 1941. 

Alfred Hitchcock, Strangers on a Train (carousel scene), 1951.

Robert Mamoulian, Love Me Tonight (the carry-on song that moves from suit maker to taxi drive to castle), 1932.

Mark Sandrich, Top Hat (Astaire and Rogers dance scene with her in the white dress), 1935.

Lloyd Bacon, 42nd Street (dance sequence with moving bodies), 1933.

Robert Altman, McCabe and Mrs. Miller (bridge scene with shoot out), 1971.

Bob Fosse, Lenny (hotel scene and on stage), 1974.

Fred Zinnemann, High Noon (opening sequence), 1952.

Jean Renoir , Boudu Saved From Drowning (ending scene post wedding), 1932.

Jean Renoir, Grand Illusion (dining sequence in prison camp), 1937.

Vittorio De Sica, The Bicycle Thieves (opening sequence), 1948.

Roberto Rossellini, Rome Open City (children returning from bombing mission), 1945.

Akira Kurosawa, Seven Samurai (journey to village with Mifune’s character fishing), 1954.