Film History 101 (Part 8): A Violent Walk on the Wild Side

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.  Among them were some key films which acted as benchmarks for the future development of … Continue reading Film History 101 (Part 8): A Violent Walk on the Wild Side

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Film History 101 (Part 6): Changing of the Guard

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 going to be happy with the same types of movies they'd been dishing out throughout … Continue reading Film History 101 (Part 6): Changing of the Guard