It also affected times by being such a great financial stronghold that everyone in the world knew about. In a different view, the movie industry affected the 1920’s all through the modern times by providing viewers amazing entertainment. All in all, ranging from studios, to movie stars, to the luxurious lifestyles of the stars, Hollywood is one unique place that will never be
The differences in the Hollywood of today and the Golden Age can be attributed to the changing economics on which the film industry functions. The ultimate profits are down, even though Hollywood today is making brighter films for new, fast-growing markets which cater to an entirely different set of viewership. Meanwhile, television, which once used to be considered “the unglamorous sister”, is today enjoying record earnings and unprecedented critical acclaim. Today scenes in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” & “Boardwalk Empire” are as spectacular as any movie which has caused directors and movie stars like Dustin Hoffman to switch to TV networks which today offer them a much more creative license. The following differences can be seen in Hollywood
“ The Sound of Music” was some of Rodgers and Hammerstein best work ever created. Oscar Hammerstein died before the film was made. Rodgers had to created two new songs for the film. “ The sound of Music” contains more hit songs than any other Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, partly because the film version was the most financially successful film adaption of a Broadway musical ever made. “ Edelweiss” as the last song that Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote together.
The movie Troy, from Hollywood has been one of the greatest Hollywood movie ever made, it was nominated for more than 10 awards and got into the “Best of Warner Bros- 50 Film Collection”. In addition, it made approximately $497 million worldwide. It was one of the most successful films ever made. However, the content that was in the movie brought some speculation into whether or not the events of the movie were historically accurate. The purpose of this essay is to answer the question of how accurate the Hollywood movie, Troy, really was and whether it portrayed Homer’s tragic, charming side of the story or the predicted historical side.
Riefenstahl was a vivacious woman that persisted on being uncooperative, defiant, and disobedient towards the directors while she on set for her films. Deciding that being an actress was no longer a career that captivated her interests, a calling to direct films propelled her career and led her to becoming Adolf Hitler’s favored propaganda film director. The propaganda film she was once praised for became her biggest enemy and ultimately led to her demise as a director and marked her as being an uncompassionate woman. The purpose of
The Dirty Dozen is a historical fiction film, released in 1967. It won an Oscar for Best Effects, Sound Effects. The film also received three Oscar nominations and one Golden Globe nomination. The Dirty Dozen was directed by Robert Aldrich. Robert Aldrich started his film career in 1941 as a production clerk at RKO pictures, he worked his way up and in the mid 1950’s created his own production company.
What was once a one-trick-pony type of film has now expanded its horizons and become of the most successful genres in terms of both popularity and gross, and is often the go-to type of picture for an unconventional or controversial plot, such as 1994’s Pulp Fiction. Some directors have even taken the genre and added a unique twist or take, time after time, that they have almost created their own sub-genre from the gangster films. Quentin Tarantino for instance, with his beginnings in 1992’s Reservoir Dogs, adds “a little bit of this, a little bit of that, into, voilà, a “something else,” which then becomes a new variant like Pulp Fiction or like Quentin Tarantino per se, a genre unto himself.” With the introduction of television the genre has now branched out from the big screen to the small, and with great benefit. Popular shows such as The Sopranos, The Wire or Breaking Bad, while all varied in style and characters, can all find their roots firmly planted in the gangster
The Muppet Show became the most beloved show throughout the world (“The TV Creator”). Despite the show’s success, Henson had a troublesome time to have the show financed in the United States (“Jim Henson”). Although Henson had this set back, the show ending up being a major hit, reaching almost 235 million viewers from over 100 different countries. After all of this success, The Muppet Show also received three Emmy Awards (“Jim Henson”). Along with the accomplishments from The Muppet Show, Henson’s muppets participated in multiple different movies.
Inspired by a photo essay in Life magazine, How the West Was Won was a massive undertaking to create. Encompassing the multiple eras of the American West from the settling of the Ohio country to the construction of the railroad, this film manages to ground its scope via the members of a single family. In addition, the Cinerama process allowed for the scale of the story to be displayed across multiple screens. The expense of the project came near $15,000,000 which is enormous considering many classical Westerns were considered b-pictures made cheaply and quickly. How the West Was Won was and still is an outlier within the history of cinema.
Science fiction has become increasingly popular over the past few years as new innovative technology has made it possible for films to become more realistic. Avatar, being one of the highest ranked sci-fi films to be made, is a clear example of how the film industry is on a fast moving track towards a new era of science fiction storytelling. James Cameron’s Avatar exercised all new forms of cinematographic tools in order to bring one’s imagination to real life. The first step after writing the script was to cast actors to each specific role. Avatar had taken a different approach as many characters would only be used for their voice and not their looks, because the film had two perspectives.