In fact, three of the biggest hits of the decade were musicals. Although movies in the 1960s were sad because of the mood of despondency from the Vietnam War, many musicals were big hits in this decade with the action movie jaws being a bigger hit when it was released in 1975. General Information About 1960s Movies Cinema changed a lot during this decade of the 1960s.
People that sing, play sports, or act in popular movies are often celebrities. These people become famous because they all have skills that people like to watch. People with skills that aren’t entertaining, such as doctors and scientists, don 't attract a following and are not celebrities. Celebrity status is often idolized and envied. This is because celebrities are usually wealthy, attractive, and live luxurious
Alien: Resurrection. This did not please many fans or critics, as it received mostly mixed reviews. Jeunet decided he truly enjoyed having as much creative freedom as possible, rather than just another episode of Alien. A huge decision was made by Jeunet to move back to France instead of becoming a major Hollywood director, which was a possibility even from the results of reviews on Alien: Resurrection.
In response to the declining numbers of moviegoers, the films essentially had to become edgier and reach previously untapped markets. These new films, when compared to classical Hollywood films, explore
The General is a movie that stands the test of time as a critically acclaimed masterpiece. The beautiful camera work, amazing stunts, and new approaches displayed in this film leave an impression even on the passive viewer. Keaton marked a new way to tell comedy movies separate from Chaplin and others of his time. The General is a piece that will continue to stand as a monument to film
Although activist documentaries may now have more popularity than they ever had before, their strategy to reach large audiences started long before its new found spotlight was created. Robert Greenwald, a master in activist documentary film, has specialized in the creation of controversial documentaries and distribution for nearly two decades. Throughout his time as a filmmaker, he has greatly reshaped the way politically relevant documentaries are created and viewed. In an interview on his distinguished distribution strategies, Greenwald explains how the immediacy of a political documentary requires quick distribution in order to stay relevant. To accomplish such a task, Greenwald started implementing grassroots screenings and house viewing parties (Haynes et al. 3).
Film is undoubtedly an art that can not only shape opinions but alter what seems to be the truth, and affect people in thousands of different ways. Throughout the course of filmmaking, many directors have made their mark on the industry, creating movies that will won’t be forgotten for many generations. While he may not be as well known in the industry, Lee Daniels has created movies, along with television shows, that attracted millions of people and are truly worthy of being passed down in history. Lee Daniels was born December 24, 1959 and began his career not as a director, but as the founder of a nursing agency. However, he later sold this agency and became involved in film, first as a casting director and manager.
Movies are one of the most popular forms of entertainment and also have one of the highest grossing markets around the world. The different genres and their popularity have shifted from the likes of old westerns, to blockbusting comic book movies. The many popular genres and methods of postmodern films today would have been frowned upon by the filmmakers and audiences of the past. Postmodernism has affected the art of filmmaking by transcending the traditional boundaries of storytelling and becoming an influential part of the postmodern world. Postmodernism is “any of a number of trends or movements in the arts and literature developing in the 1970s in reaction to or rejection of the principles, or practices of established modernism”(“Dictionary”).
For Herge, the name that can convey his stories into the big screen is Spielberg. Also there was a discussion when the film was on the theaters about the uncanny valley was started. While the characters of Spielberg and Jackson were entering from a linear world into a world of photorealism, would they be able to go beyond the uncanny valley? Thanks to the motion capture technology, the film seems to have become more successful than the other samples until then. While it is the common opinion that films such as Final Fantasy and The Polar Express have fallen into the uncanny valley, the critics have made different comments about the Tintin.
BOOK-TO-MOVIE ADAPTATIONS The movie industry is a fast-growing business. Especially, since the release of Harry Potter Series and The Twilight Saga—both of which originated from two book series with the same titles—became a huge hit, adaptation is the new trend in the film industry. Not only does classic literature successfully make it to the big screen, but many contemporary novels published during the 21st century also have their film versions produced. Despite its thriving popularity, one common remark people usually give when it comes to adaptations is either “that is not how it happened in the book” or “the book is so much better than the movie.”
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