The Golden Age Of Hollywood

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In the Golden Age of Hollywood’s fall during the 1940s and the rise during the 1960s to the 1980s, we witness the demise of the old studio system and the continuing drop in cinema attendance that resulted in the New Hollywood era (Thompson and Bordwell 474). This essay will argue that despite the old Hollywood studio system that indeed has collapsed, a new form modification of the “Classical Studio Genre”, a different approach in identifying a newfound audience and the resurgence in independent production companies resulted in the reenergized United States film community seen in the Hollywood Renaissance (Corey and Ochoa 85). Moreover, this essay will also touch briefly on the film The Hangover that is seen as a contemporary film that has influences all the way from this movement.
During this period in the 1960s as we compare to the post-war years when many directors employ the visual style of the long take shot procedure, more movies adopted the stance of faster and flashier editing processes with the use of shorter shot takes (Thompson and Bordwell 476). This is reflected in the movie, The Graduate (1967) directed by Mike Nichols. In here, Mike Nichols introduces the need for wordless scenes (often montage sequences) that are also backed by pop songs that are relatable to the youthful audiences back in that era. Faster cuts and quick editing are able to grasp the attention of the audience far better as they are not put off with lengthy shots that they might seem too…

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