08 - Postclassical Phase

08 - Postclassical Phase - 4/1/2008 2:33:00 PM Why, when a...

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01/04/2008 16:33:00 Why, when a culture changes, does a genre change? Genres reflect the culture Genres change Culture After WWII [1946-1962] o Everything is in transition o There were more leisure activities o How could movies compete with the greatly popular television? They had to change the formula Consumer sophistication o Now the consumers knew the old forms, and the old paradigms o They wanted to see new stuff that would address present day  problems Technological developments o Color o Large screen o Stereophonic sound o 3D o Special effects o This was a way to update the product o Technology can affect story character, aesthetics o With  Untamed , they were writing women’s films on locations instead of  just in the home, in order to take advantage of tech Easing of censorship o Censorship eases up, particularly with sexuality Business practices of the industry o In the classical period, Hollywood made studio films
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