Film History and Theory

A deep dive into the golden age of Hollywood

The Golden Age of Hollywood was a legendary period in the history of the film industry lasting from the early 1930s to the late 1950s. It was marked by iconic films, innovative use of technology and glamorous stars, producing some of the most beloved films of all time and memorable performances by Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. Its legacy can still be seen in modern films.

How film theory has shaped the way we watch movies

Summarize: Film theory has evolved dramatically since its early days, influencing the way we watch movies today. Early film theory focused on analyzing the technical aspects of film, while the auteur theory focused on the director's creative vision. Structuralism focused on the narrative structure of a film, and feminist film theory critiqued the representation of women in film. Postmodernism deconstructed traditional notions of meaning and narrative. These developments have encouraged viewers to look beyond the surface of the film and to question the meaning of the film in their own lives.

An overview of the major film movements and their impact

This blog provides an overview of major film movements from the German Expressionism of the 1920s to the French New Wave of the 1950s and 60s, to the more recent blockbusters of the modern era. Each movement is characterized by its own style, and films from each are discussed to exemplify their impact. Examples of films include The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Breathless, Bicycle Thieves and Look Back in Anger.

How the cinema industry evolved over the last century

The cinema industry has evolved over the last century, adapting to advances in technology and changing trends. It began with the advent of the first motion pictures in the early 20th century and progressed to the blockbusters of the 1970s. The 1990s saw the emergence of digital technology and CGI, revolutionizing the way films were made and distributed. Streaming services have allowed filmmakers to reach new audiences and make their films more accessible. The future of the cinema industry looks bright with continued development of technology and new tools.