Silent Films and Diversity from Giving Voice to Silent Films and the Far From Silent Women Who Wrote Them with Dr. Rosanne Welch [Video]

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Silent Films and Diversity from Giving Voice to Silent Films and the Far From Silent Women Who Wrote Them with Dr. Rosanne Welch

Silent Films and Diversity from Giving Voice to Silent Films and the Far From Silent Women Who Wrote Them with Dr. Rosanne Welch [Video]

 

A recording of my presentation at this year’s University Film and Video Association (UFVA) 2017 conference.

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Teaching Silent Films allows you to teach diversity again because there were filmmakers of all colors and ethnic backgrounds. Much of that work has been lost. Some of it is findable. Oscar Micheaux was one of the people I found for my students. He was a hugely successful African-American writer/director and he also wrote novels and he translated his novels into films. One of them is called Within Our Gates and it’s free on YouTube as well and he looked at middle class African-Americans talking in the 1910’s and presented them to the audience in ways that other movies were not and I thin kit’s important for them to know his work in line with Cecil B. DeMille and D. W. Griffith and all those other guys because they’re not the only men – they’re not the only people who are around but if you look at film history classes that’s all they’ve learned and that really bothers me.

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Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch present their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona. 

Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch present their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona. 

Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch present their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona. 

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Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch present their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona. 

Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch present their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona. 

Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch present their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona. 

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From The Research Vault: The Monkees still have plenty to say. by Jeff Marcus, Goldmine:  The Music Collector’s Magazine.

 
The Monkees still have plenty to say. by Jeff Marcus, Goldmine:  The Music Collector’s Magazine.
 

There’s a great scene from the sitcom “Married … With Children” that illustrates the prejudice against The Monkees perfectly.

Bud and Kelly Bundy have won a performance by the speed-metal band Anthrax in a radio contest. Square-peg neighbor Marcy Rhoades digs a tunnel to check on the kids (they are trapped in a snow storm while Al and Peg are vacationing in Sweatbucket, Fla., with Edd “Kookie” Byrnes) and eyes a group of “killers.” In learning that they are musicians, Marcy bursts with nerdy glee, “I don’t want you to think I’m un-hip. I chased The Monkees like everyone else.”

Since debuting in 1966, The Monkees, a rock group made-to-order for TV, have been fighting the “un-hip” stigma.

Forty-five years later, it looks as if The Monkees now are winning that fight. My Facebook page lit up like a Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center when I posted that I would be interviewing the four members of the group. The posts generated more responses and “likes” than anything I’ve submitted to date. A recent plea in Goldmine to induct The Monkees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was embraced with a unanimous YES!

Read the complete article – The Monkees still have plenty to say. by Jeff Marcus


 

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Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch present their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona.

Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch present their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona.

Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch present their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona. 

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Silent Films Are Important from Giving Voice to Silent Films and the Far From Silent Women Who Wrote Them with Dr. Rosanne Welch

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Silent Films Are Important from Giving Voice to Silent Films and the Far From Silent Women Who Wrote Them with Dr. Rosanne Welch

Silent Films Are Important from Giving Voice to Silent Films and the Far From Silent Women Who Wrote Them with Dr. Rosanne Welch

 

A recording of my presentation at this year’s University Film and Video Association (UFVA) 2017 conference.

Transcript:

So, I think it’s really important to teach silent films because we’re teaching the screenwriters that the visual is important. Much as I love the words more, you do have to think about how they’re shown and, of course, these are visuals that show is the emotion of the moment and I think that they are really beautiful. So, it’s fun for the students — I totally agree with Warren — to have this heritage in their life, to understand that this all came before them. That’s very, very important.

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Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch present their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona.

Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch present their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona.

Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch present their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona. 

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Dr. Rosanne Welch presents the talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona. 

Dr. Rosanne Welch presents the talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona. 

Dr. Rosanne Welch presents the talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona. 

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Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch before presenting their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona.

Dr. Peg Lamphier and Dr. Rosanne Welch before presenting their talk, “Why this should be the last lecture you should sit through!” as part of the Last Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona.

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A History of Screenwriting 48 – The Engagement Ring – Mabel Normand – 1912

A History of Screenwriting 48 – The Engagement Ring – Mabel Normand – 1912

Alice has two persistent suitors, one rich, one poor. Each buys her an engagement ring; the rich man pays cash, but the poor man must pay on installments. He has trouble making the payments, but then he’s injured in an auto accident and the settlement allows him to pay off the ring and propose to Alice.


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