Essay for students on Indian Cinema.
Classical Hollywood cinema is a term used in film criticism to describe both a narrative and visual style of film-making which became characteristic of American cinema between the 1910s (rapidly after World War I) and the 1960s. It eventually became the most powerful and pervasive style of film-making worldwide. Similar or associated terms include classical Hollywood narrative, the Golden Age.
In the late 1960s and early 70s a new generation of young filmmakers came to prominence in American cinema. Their work was thematically complex, formally innovative, morally ambiguous, anti-establishment, and rich in mythic resonance. They spoke for a generation disillusioned by the Vietnam War, disenchanted by the ruling elite, and less willing to conform than their parents.
A short history of French cinema. whose 1902 short A Trip to the Moon is generally heralded as the first science-fiction film,. and finally Hollywood by the end of 1960s.
Hollywood. It was here that competition between studios and the need to make a profit submerged. Starting out as small film companies in the 1900's, Hollywood over the years became a place and time of competition, publicity, and movie stars. The name Hollywood predated the arrival of movies.
For assistance on this essay, I am grateful to Darrell Davis, Emilie Yeh Yueh-yu, Stephanie Ng, Sam Ho, Casey Lee, Stephen Teo, and the late Charles Wang Cheung Tze, of Salon Films, Hong Kong. 1: The most comprehensive study of Hong Kong film history of this period remains Stephen Teo, Hong Kong Cinema: The Extra Dimensions (London: British Film Institute, 1997).
In cinema, it’s clearly a device of classical filmmaking. It flourished in the 1930s, not only in You Only Live Once but in Penthouse (1933) and The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935; discussed in The Classical Hollywood Cinema).
Among the many terms or genres, Hollywood Classical cinema is the term given to the films that were made in the period from 1917 to 1960, which had a distinct feel and look. Although many of the films made during this period, emulated the cinematic practices of Classic Hollywood cinema, certain films also defied these conventions.