The 1950s are considered the Golden Age of Japanese cinema. The aftermath of WW2 and particularly the atomic bomb, and the subsequent American Occupation left the country scarred, but filled with inspiration and eagerness to start over. As Japanese economy started to rise once more, five major studios emerged that shaped Japanese cinema. Toho, Daiei, Shochiku, Nikkatsu and Toei, hired the most gifted artist of the era and financed their movies, in a tactic that ended up in a plethora of masterpieces. In the process, they also made a lot of money, as the people, having their pockets filled due to rapid economical growth filled the cinemas.
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).
During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union used different strategies in order to become the most powerful nation in the world. The U.S. used foreign aid, surrogate war, and brinkmanship to spread the ideals of capitalism. On the other hand, USSR used foreign aid, multinational alliances, and propaganda to expand the influence of communism. However, that policy increased the tensions between two superpowers which led the world into a whole new chapter. The used of the method, foreign aid, surrogate war, and brinkmanship was the most successful policies that helped the United States became one of the most powerful countries.
The classical Hollywood tradition of filmmaking has been both extremely influential and successful since the 1920s. Furthermore, the classical Hollywood cinema technique of making movies is not limited only to movies in the United States. For instance, “The Road Warrior, although an Australian film, is constructed along classical Hollywood lines” (Bordwell et al. 97). Director Alfonso Cuarón’s Y Tu Mamá También, which was produced and distributed in Mexico, is a coming of age story revolving around two young friends, Tenoch and Julio as they go on a road trip to the beach.
The United States Had a Golden Age The United States have experienced a Golden Age in American history. The Golden Age was about five years after World War II, in 1950. It was a Golden Age for three main reasons, one reason was after the war the United States was the wealthiest and most powerful nation. Another reason was that people needed jobs and they had a job for everyone so they would be making money for their families. The last reason was because there were less crimes, divorces, debt, and in general the world seemed less crazy.
Throughout the history of motion pictures and Hollywood, there have been many revolutionary changes, transformations, and shifts within the industry in order to keep with the times, stay relevant among the competition, and keep it’s national and international audiences both continually interested and captivated by Hollywood and it’s films in an ongoing effort to generate huge amounts of profit. Within the last 20 years specifically, Hollywood has made a focused effort to reproduce, or remake foreign films that they see as opportunity for large financial success back in the United States. In order for Hollywood to remain a powerful force in the film industry and continue to generate huge revenue both at home and abroad, it must continue in
Movies such as Cabiria, by Gio Pastrone, was also one of the biggest productions, taking two years of a lifetime to produce. Italy was home to the Futurists, and to these people, such as famous Filippo Marionetti, cinema was an ideal art form, being a subject of artistic changes and work like for example special effects, editing, manipulation of speed. The years following WW1, the Italian cinema fought against the rise of foreign competition which led to the unification of the Italian cinema organisations as a strategy for a bigger film production and market, but unfortunately, this unification wasn’t
Christopher Edward Nolan is an English film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is one of the highest-grossing directors in history, and among the most acclaimed and influential filmmakers of the 21st century. The acclaim garnered by his independent films gave Nolan the opportunity to make the mystery drama, The Prestige (2006). He found further popularity and critical success with The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005–2012) and Inception (2010). His ten films have grossed over 4.7 billion U.S. dollars worldwide and was awarded a total of 34 Oscar nominations and ten wins.
What is distinctively ‘Hitchcockian’ about Rear Window? Alfred Hitchcock, an important figure in film history, uses his creativity to make a perfect combination between entertaining and aesthetic. Therefore, his unique method of telling a story and theme choice is studied as the name of ‘Hitchcockian’, such as psychological complex and giving suspense. While Hitchcock built up his personal style, he still went through several periods to grow his recognition towards the film industry. And Rear Window, a highly successful film at the box office and being listed among best one hundred American films of all time in 1998 (Cowie, 2005), is an example of Hitchcock’s ‘mature’ period, shows the audience some distinctive parts of ‘Hitchcockian’ way
It promoted a substantial deal of industry and economic solidity. World War II propaganda provided to mobilize the public for a total war. During this time governments of the battling nations needed their countrymen to follow them and the operation of propaganda to influence the public to help in the war effort because it was the largest weapons used. Propaganda in the United States promoted an overwhelming sense of nationalism and brought their country together under illicit thoughts of their Axis