Category Archives: Film History

On The Town

I have never seen Frank Sinatra in color before and his night “On the Town” a vibrant performance. ┬áThis movie was released on December 30th in 1949. Its genre can be classified a romantic comedy or a musical romance. I … Continue reading

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Jaws and the New Hollywood Industry

While scholars debate when the auteurist New Hollywood movement ended—it was either Apocalypse Now or Heaven’s Gate—Hollywood began to abandon the auteur centered film for the big blockbuster in the mid 1970s. No film represents that shift more than Jaws. The film’s theatrical trailer sets the tone using the conventions of the horror film. The […] 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 New Waves, especially the French New Wave. One technique that we begin to see in […] Continue reading

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