Lecture 1: Introduction

author: David Thorburn, Literature at MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
recorded by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
published: Oct. 10, 2008,   recorded: September 2006,   views: 6772
released under terms of: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike (CC-BY-NC-SA)

See Also:

Download slides icon Download slides: lecture_1_2_notes.pdf (63.2 KB)

Download Video - generic video source Download mit21l011f07_thorburn_lec01_01.m4v (Video - generic video source 127.9 MB)

Download Video - generic video source Download mit21l011f07_thorburn_lec01_01.rm (Video - generic video source 90.6 MB)

Download Video Download mit21l011f07_thorburn_lec01_01.flv (Video 163.2 MB)

Download Video Download mit21l011f07_thorburn_lec01_01_320x240_h264.mp4 (Video 163.0 MB)

Download Video Download mit21l011f07_thorburn_lec01_01.wmv (Video 510.8 MB)

Help icon Streaming Video Help

Related Open Educational Resources

Related content

Report a problem or upload files

If you have found a problem with this lecture or would like to send us extra material, articles, exercises, etc., please use our ticket system to describe your request and upload the data.
Enter your e-mail into the 'Cc' field, and we will keep you updated with your request's status.
Lecture popularity: You need to login to cast your vote.


**1. What is Film?** • Chemistry, Novelty, Manufactured object, Social formation **2. Think Away iPods** • The novelty of movement, Early films and early audiences **3. The Fred Ott Principle** **4. Three Phases of Media Evolution** • Imitation, Technical Advance, Maturity **5. "And there was Charlie" - Film as a cultural form** Required films: Porter, Edwin. S. [[http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/papr:@filreq(@field(NUMBER+@band(edmp+2443s3))+@field(COLLID+edison))|The Great Train Robbery]] (view film) Griffith, D. W. [[http://www.tcf.ua.edu/classes/Jbutler/T112/Lonedale/index1.htm|The Lonedale Operator]] (view stills) <a href="http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/videolectures">Click here to take survey</a>

Link this page

Would you like to put a link to this lecture on your homepage?
Go ahead! Copy the HTML snippet !

Write your own review or comment:

make sure you have javascript enabled or clear this field: