Monthly Archives: November 2011

Influence of New Waves

As we transition from the classical model of Hollywood filmmaking, we should start to notice how filmmaking in the 1960s begins to change from the stylistic conventions of the Classical Hollywood Cinema. One of the great influences was the European New Waves, especially the French New Wave. One technique that we begin to see in […] Continue reading

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Influence of New Waves

As we transition from the classical model of Hollywood filmmaking, we should start to notice how filmmaking in the 1960s begins to change from the stylistic conventions of the Classical Hollywood Cinema. One of the great influences was the European … Continue reading Continue reading

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Pick a Seventies Flick

Please vote for the 1970s film that we will screen on November 21. Your vote must be submitted by Monday, November 14, 6:00 PM. Every student who votes will receive 0.2 extra credit points on the Historical Event Summary. For … Continue reading

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Hollywood vs. Television in “Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?”

One of the reasons I like the film Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? is the self-referential nature of the film. Here, the film literally stops the story and breaks into a “commercial break” so that the television viewers won’t be too alienated. Clearly, this was added to the film version that was not in the […] Continue reading

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Hollywood vs. Television in “Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?”

One of the reasons I like the film Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? is the self-referential nature of the film. Here, the film literally stops the story and breaks into a “commercial break” so that the television viewers won’t be … Continue reading Continue reading

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Air Talk Surveys the Economics of the Film Industry

As I drove on my recent trip to LA, I heard a segment on the uncertain financial future of the film industry, on KPCC‘s Air Talk. The segment was a very timely assessment of how the Internet and the changing tastes of moviegoers have put film industry in a bit of a crisis mode. For […] Continue reading

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Class 9: Hollywood and Television

In today’s class, we examined some of the ways that Hollywood tried to recuperate the audience it lost throughout the 1950s due to declining attendance and the rise of television. As we will see, some of these gimmicks were short-lived … Continue reading

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