The Golden Age Of Hollywood Analysis

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Hollywood is pertained as the center of American film and television industries (Merriam-Webster, n.d.). According to Hale (2014), it originated way back late 1800s, where movies and motion started when “motion toys” were invented. It produces an illusion of motion from a display of still frames in fast sequences. The first true motion-capture was produced by Edward Muybridge in 1872 by positioning 12 cameras on a racetrack and captured multiple shots as the horses came across. By the time of 1885, the first film for motion photography was simulated by William H. Walker and George Eastman. Later on, the Lumiere brothers designed a hand-cranked machine called cinematographe, which captures pictures and projects still frames in fast sequences.…show more content…
Warner Bros., Paramount, Metro Goldwyn Meyer and 20th Century Fox were one of the earliest and richest film companies who also owned their own film production sets and studios. Likewise, Universal, United and Columbia Pictures were also notable, even though not owning their own theaters. Meanwhile, Disney, Monogram, and Republic came on third-tier. 1930s came and was considered as “The Golden Age of Hollywood.” In this decade, a new generation in film history began as they launched sound and audio tracks in films. Furthermore, they made new genres such as action, musicals, social statement films, documentaries, comedies, horror, and western films. By 1940s, America film industry had a tough time after Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. This did not hinder producers to make more films as they saw it as an opportunity to bounce back through advancement in technology like special effects, better quality of sound recording and the use of color, which made them looked modernized and appealing. Also, like any other American industries, Hollywood responded to World War II by producing films that showed American patriotism through propagandas,

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