A New Attitude: The 1940s With the 1940s came a paradigm shift in the attitude to cinema, with film makers increasingly adhering to cinematic norms of acting, as opposed to the theatrical and demonstrating a willingness to address everyday reality. The film that can be said to have been instrumental in bringing about this change was Udayer Pathe, made in 1944. Its writer, Jyotirmay Roy, was responsible for the streak of social awareness that informs the film, while director Bimal Roy, later to find
At the start of the 1700’s Hollywood cinema had hit an all-time low, being roughly around $100 million in negative release, more than it had ever been before, with unemployment at a rate of 43.5%. To counteract these issues, Hollywood tried to mass produce low budget films to bring in more of an audience. This however failed greatly. ‘Revolutionary developments in marketing, distribution, technology, and finance drew attention away from Hollywood.’ People were now interested in a different kind
away. Thereafter, in the 21st century, samurai films slowly reappear in cinemas whereas the character role is different from the previous tradition. It has then interest me to look into samurai film in a present day and to discover differences between samurai films mid 20th century and samurai films nowadays. I came across various film directors who present samurai in their film content and among them Yoji Yamada is a Japanese film director who is internationally well known for his samurai film.
of homosexuality. Although there is no specific data on how Romantic films started, the history of the film itself began in 1890’s, the inventions of the first motion-picture cameras and the establishment of the first film production companies and cinemas. The films back then was only under a minute long until 1927, motion pictures are produced without sounds (Bordwell, David and Thompson, Kristen 2003). Some of these films were popular in the 19th century. Romantic comedies were a hit too. “Trouble