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The close of a decade. 1956-1959. Hollywood’s attack on tv. Television is now a permanent fixture Hollywood’s attack: No movies were to be shown on television No movie stars were to appear on a television program ban on actors lifted in 1956 Used technological advances to lure people out.

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hollywood s attack on tv
Hollywood’s attack on tv
  • Television is now a permanent fixture
  • Hollywood’s attack:
    • No movies were to be shown on television
    • No movie stars were to appear on a television program
  • ban on actors lifted in 1956
  • Used technological advances to lure people out
technological changes
Technological Changes
  • Color Film
  • Advent of wide-screen cinematography
    • These two effects created effects that the television could not match.
  • 2 competing systems created the wide-screen film:
    • Cinerama
    • CinemaScope
cinerama
Cinerama
  • 3 cameras
  • 3 projectors
  • A large curved screen
    • “How the West Was Won”
  • Proved to be too costly and impractical
cinemascope
Cinemascope
  • 1 camera
  • Was more effective and less expensive
  • Soon other studios werer creating similar wide-screen formats
the blockbuster
The Blockbuster
  • Lavish, lengthy and spectacular
  • Came into existence in 1956 with 3 epics:
    • Around the World in 80 Days
    • War and Peace
    • The Ten Commandments
    • The Bridge on the River Kwai
blockbusters cont
Blockbusters cont..
  • Because of costs, the extravagant epic would enjoy a limited life span.
  • Some of these films can be considered to be among Hollywood’s greatest productions containing some of Hollywood’s finest music.
    • Religious films are the most sensational epics of the time.
60 s transformation
60’s transformation
  • Peak of the Cold War
  • Threat of total nuclear annihilation
  • Civil rights
  • Assassinations
  • Moon landing
  • The Vietnam War
the influence of tv
The Influence of tv
  • Television cameras recorded many historic events.
  • Instead of bringing people together, it illustrated the issues that separated them.
    • Division based on race, sex, and age led to open and often violent confrontations.
    • Traditions and authority were questioned in every aspect of life.
new wave cinema
New Wave Cinema
  • Huge French influence on film in the late 50’s early 60’s
    • Auteur-director/artist
  • Just as an author controls all aspects of a book, the auteur manipulates every detail of a film:
    • Script
    • Cinematography
    • music
new wave
New wave…
  • Traditional narrative techniques from the 30’s are no longer adequate
  • New trends:
    • Innovative plots (unclear beg and endings)
    • Ambiguous moral implications
    • Unconventional plot lines
  • Allowed exploration of: slow motion, jump cutting, and freeze frames
new wave directors
New wave directors
  • Showed great concern for psychological importance of mise-en-scene and music
  • Music was used to help establish a mood
    • No more mirroring the action, underscoring individual emotions, and loud endings.
  • Music created atmosphere and was detached from the details of the story
psycho 1960
Psycho 1960
  • 1st outstanding film score relecting new wave ideas.
  • Alfred Hitchcock
    • Chose to shoot in black and white
    • Most famous creative shot:
      • The shower montage
      • Moves rapidly between 87 shots with a cutting technique that seems as violent as the scene itself.
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Cont…
  • By the end of the shower montage the audience imagines that it has seen nudity and a knife stabbing a body, but both are implied, not shown.