Tourists at the Reunification Palace. Sixties design fans, put a new shrine on your list. The Vietnamese authorities perhaps didn't intend it, but their carefully preserved Independence Palace is a gem of period design - modernist political architecture and Goldfinger-era James Bond interiors - pleasing to both aesthetes and nostalgists.
In addition to commercial features, several Hollywood directors produced documentaries for government and military agencies.
The last three were shot on location and were made especially effective by their immediacy. Full-scale mobilization had ended the Depression domestically, and victory had opened vast, unchallenged markets in the war-torn economies of western Europe and Japan.
Furthermore, from throughHollywood had experienced the most stable and lucrative three years in its history, and inwhen two-thirds of the American population Post war romantic era 1960s to the movies at least once a week, the studios earned record-breaking profits.
The euphoria ended quickly, however, as inflation and labour unrest boosted domestic production costs and as important foreign markets, including Britain and Italy, were temporarily lost to protectionist quotas.
Although the studios continued to produce traditional genre films, such as westerns and musicals, their financial difficulties encouraged them to make realistic small-scale dramas rather than fantastic lavish epics.
Instead of depending on spectacle and special effects to create excitement, the new lower-budget films tried to develop thought-provoking or perverse stories reflecting the psychological and social problems besetting returning war veterans and others adapting to postwar life.
On November 24,a group of eight screenwriters and two directors, later known as the Hollywood Tenwere sentenced to serve up to a year in prison for refusing to testify.
That evening the members of the Association of Motion Picture Producers, which included the leading studio heads, published what became known as the Waldorf Declaration, in which they fired the members of the Hollywood Ten and expressed their support of HUAC.
The studios, afraid to antagonize already shrinking audiences, then initiated an unofficial policy of blacklistingrefusing to employ any person even suspected of having communist associations.
Hundreds of people were fired from the industry, and many creative artists were never able to work in Hollywood again.
Throughout the blacklisting era, filmmakers refrained from making any but the most conservative motion pictures; controversial topics or new ideas were carefully avoided. The threat of television The film industry believed that the greatest threat to its continued success was posed by television, especially in light of the Paramount decrees.
In the —53 season, the ability to produce multiple-track stereophonic sound joined this list. In the late s, fewer than 12 percent of Hollywood features were produced in colour, primarily because of the expense of three-strip Technicolor filming. By more than 50 percent of American features were made in colour, and the figure reached 94 percent by The aspect ratio the ratio of width to height of the projected motion-picture image had been standardized at 1.
For both optical and architectural reasons this change in size usually meant increased width, not increased height.
Early experiments with multiple-camera wide-screen Cineramaand stereoscopic 3-D Natural Visionprovoked audience interest, but it was an anamorphic process called CinemaScope that prompted the wide-screen revolution.
By the end ofevery Hollywood studio but Paramount had leased a version of the process from Fox Paramount adopted a nonanamorphic process called VistaVision that exposed double-frame images by running film through special cameras and projectors horizontally rather than verticallyand many studios were experimenting with wide-gauge film systems e.
Like the coming of sound, the conversion to wide-screen formats produced an initial regression as filmmakers learned how to compose and edit their images for the new elongated frame. Sound had promoted the rise of aurally intensive genres such as the musical and the gangster film, and the wide-screen format similarly created a bias in favour of visually spectacular subjects and epic scale.
Given the political paranoia of the times, few subjects could be treated seriously, and the studios concentrated on presenting traditional genre fare—westerns, musicals, comedies, and blockbusters—suitable for wide-screen treatment. Only a director like Hitchcockwhose style was oblique and imagist, could prosper in such a climate.
Because they could no longer dominate the exhibition sector, they faced serious competition for the first time from independent and foreign filmmakers. The minor companies, however, owned modest studio facilities and had lost nothing by the Paramount decrees because they controlled no theatres.
They were thus able to prosper during this era, eventually becoming major companies themselves in the s. Although it had roots in both Soviet expressive realism and French poetic realism, Neorealism was decidedly national in focus, taking as its subject the day-to-day reality of a country traumatized by political upheaval and war.
The film featured both professional and nonprofessional actors and focused on ordinary people caught up in contemporary events. Its documentary texture, postrecorded sound track, and improvisational quality became the hallmark of the Neorealist movement. In many respects it is more exemplary of the movement than Ossessione, and it is widely regarded as a masterpiece.
It also heralded the practices of shooting on location using natural lighting and postsynchronizing sound that later became standard in the film industry.
Federico Fellini had worked as a scriptwriter for Rossellini before directing in the s an impressive series of films whose form was Neorealist but whose content was allegorical I vitelloni [The Loafers], ; La strada [The Road], ; Le notti di Cabiria [Nights of Cabiria], Accordingly, his first films were Neorealist documentary shorts Gente del Po [People of the Po],but during the s he turned increasingly to an examination of the Italian bourgeoisie in such films as Cronaca di un amore ; Story of a Love AffairLa signora senza camelie ; Camille Without Camelliasand Le amiche ; The Girlfriendsand in the early s Antonioni produced a trilogy on the malaise of the middle class that made him internationally famous.
Antonioni then began to use colour expressionistically in Deserto rosso ; Red Desert and Blow-Up to convey alienation and abstraction from human feeling, and all of his later works in some way concerned the breakdown of personal relationships Zabriskie Point, ; Identificazione di una donna [Identification of a Woman], and of identity itself Professione: Reporter [The Passenger], We're hoping to rely on our loyal readers rather than erratic ads.
To support Open Culture's continued operation, please consider making a donation. Postmodernism is a broad movement that developed in the mid- to lateth century across philosophy, the arts, architecture, and criticism and that marked a departure from modernism.
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However, I think the connotation for daddy is a little different in English than in Spanish. The New Decade's Major Changes: Cinema in the s reflected the decade of fun, fashion, rock 'n' roll, tremendous social changes (i.e., the civil rights era and marches) and transitional cultural values.
This was a turbulent decade of monumental changes, tragedies, cultural events, assassinations. Independence Palace, a monument to the Vietnam war. South Vietnam's wartime command centre, the Independence Palace, in Ho Chi Minh City, is a monument that is both tragic and beautifully retro.
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