Film History 101 (Part 12): Heaven Help Us

When we last left off, we saw how "Jaws" and "Star Wars" had transformed the movie-making landscape.  As Hollywood headed into the 1980s, the emphasis was going to be on mass entertainment that appealed directly to a younger audience.  The decade would see a plethora of fantasy and science fiction films, teen-oriented comedies, slasher films, … Continue reading Film History 101 (Part 12): Heaven Help Us

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Film History 101 (Part 7): A Near Death on the Nile

As part of our journey though Film History 101, we've now reached the 1960s. Major changes were afoot.  Not the least of which was seeing the entire industry rocked to its core by one film which clearly demonstrated that the studios no longer had complete control over their projects as they did during the previous … Continue reading Film History 101 (Part 7): A Near Death on the Nile