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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