To what extent do Hollywood films reflect social and cultural behavior of America? Outline: History of Hollywood film industry: 1917—1960: the development of Hollywood film industry and characterized most styles to this day: biography, fiction, action, horror, animated, comedy, etc. After the World War One, the America experienced a cultural boom which resulting different forms of culture appears. In order to make films appeal to the audience, various cultural elements were introduced into the production of films.
BBBBBOOOOOOKKKKK The relationship between film and society continue in the 1930’s. With the start of the great depression came the start of the Breen Office. The Breen Office regulated films in the mid 1930’s and the movie makers decided to embrace the American Values the Breen Office was trying to stand for. Sklar states that this new sense of American Values in film helped to “boost the morale of a confused and anxious people by fostering a spirit of patriotism, unity and commitment to national values,” (3597).
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
Since the Wall Street stock market crash in 1929, millions of business went bankrupt and millions of people felt there was no hope for live and would like to give up the life. However, the economic crisis drove people to seek for higher living standard like the popularity of big band and jazz music was increase, as well as photographing, listing to video, watching films and many kinds of entertainment activities. In fact, in the 1940s, it was the golden age of American films. Due to Griffith and Charlie Chaplin and other professional won the world reputation for American films, as well as the Wall Street meddling in the movie industry, Hollywood movie grew rapidly and called for part of the profits. The raised of capital has led to the film
“ (Marie Puente) Most of the families owned TVs, which the children had grown up watching. Children today also focus on television and music which shows that it became popular and was adapted into a culture in our modern-day society. Many Baby Boomers took movies extremely seriously. As the spent a majority of time on the TV, that resulted in the creation of movies.
In conclusion, the modern-day motion picture La La Land has achieved success in a variety of ways like winning a variety of awards for its efforts, either from the cinematography and directing, to the acting and vintages ways of shooting the film. One can see how a modern-day musical can achieve such success with going back to basics and learning from the golden age of Hollywood to make such a wonderful
The concentration is on comparing and finding the changes that history made to this movie genre, especially considering the gender roles. Results will clearly explain the psyche of society in two different periods, which confirms that people reflect the movies as movies have an impact on people. The Introduction It is often said that the element of surprise makes the movie more interesting and leads the plot. There are many masters of storytelling
Every now and then the art world is struck by a wave of change that leaves a strong impression, which can last for a long time. Visual arts saw the rise of impressionism and cubism, surrealism and realism took literature to an opposite direction, and film has evolved over the years through cultural and artistic development such as expressionism, auteurism and film noir (House, p.61). The 1940s and post World War II gave rise to a new style of American film, these films appeared pessimistic and dark in mood, theme, and subject. The world created within these films were portrayed as corrupt, hopeless, lacked human sympathy, and “a world where women with a past and men with no future spent eternal nights in one-room walk-ups surrounded by the
“The American motion picture is one of the most effective mediums in informing and entertaining our citizens….” -Lowell Mellet, 1941 Today, big movies like “Taken” had made an impact on today’s life about the extent a father’s love would go. In the 1940’s, a major motion picture that left an impact on their everyday life were movies like, “Yankee Doodle Dandy”, “Why We Fight”, and “Victory through the Air”. These movies had an effect on people in the 1940’s because it was a time of a terrible war.
The opinion of cinema was forever changed as films were now looked as more than just entertainment, but
History vs. Hollywood Semester Film Analysis E.C. Assignment Up to 5 Extra Credit Points – Due 1/22/18 Question 1: Summarize the story in the film (not the actual history). Born to Austrian nobility, Marie Antoinette who is only 14 years old , is said to marry Louis XVI, the king of France, in an alliance that has everything to do with politics and nothing to do with love. Sent to France and literally stripped of her former life, including all clothes she wore that were from Austria, Marie weds Louis, but to the consternation of the royal court, he seems either unwilling to accept the marriage while their advisors clamor for an heir to the throne. Young and more than a bit out of step with the new life that she is living, Marie gives herself
To begin my reflection of my of my journey as an English major here at the department I should first say that any work I completed in my freshman and sophomore year will not be included as I do not have access to them. I have chosen to use pieces that were written in my film studies course and Native American Studies. There are four pieces total that will be looked into three of the four will be pieces will be work from my two film studies courses Film Theory and Criticism and Japanese Film Directors, the remaining one piece as stated above will be from Native American Studies.
Case Question 1: Most aspects of foreign culture, like languages, religion, gender roles, and problem solving strategies, are hard for a casual observer to understand. In what ways do do Hollywood movies affect national culture outside the United States? What aspect of U.S culture do Hollywood films promote around the world ? Can you observe any positive effects of Hollywood movies on world culture?