Class 11: New Hollywood

In today’s class, we reviewed many of the factors that led to the US New Wave of filmmaking, which was known as the New Hollywood era. The movement was characterized by a reinvention of film style, re-imagining Hollywood genres, and by covering adult themes. The movement would come to a close at the end of the 1970s with some pretty big spectacles, specifically Apocalypse Now and Heaven’s Gate. And there was also the blockbuster.

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