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Film History 101 (Part 8)

As we have seen, the 1960s was a transitional decade for Hollywood as it was overcome by a new wave of youth-oriented pictures.  As such, it began to feature an ever expanding variety of new styles, themes, and story lines.  … Continue reading

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Film History 101 (Part 6).

It was the 1950s.  And in addition to the technological changes discussed in the previous post, the advent of television was forcing management at the major movie studios to rethink their positions. Most studio executives realized that the public wasn’t … Continue reading

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Film History 101 (Part 5)

Back in the early 1950s, Hollywood was also faced with some major decisions. The much vaunted Hollywood Studio System had been the model for controlling the industry for over 20 years, and up until that point, had been extremely resilient. … Continue reading

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Film History 101 (Part 4)

When we last left off, it was 1941 and Orson Welles had just been given the boot from RKO. This was after creating what many people consider to be the greatest film ever made: “Citizen Kane.” RKO’s slogan that year … Continue reading

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