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The Sound Film & rise of Genre
Busbay Berkely : dance director from the NY stage , 1938 moved to warner Bros 8 became successf.
Fred Astaire : 8KO musicals contributed to development of creative recording techniques
Walt Disney : 1929 pioneered the " animated musical "/ musical cartoon
- precise coordination of sound & image in animation is still called " Mickey Mousring "
Gangster Films - exploited violence & tough vernacular speech in context of social alienation (1930s )
Prime & Prison Frims - shift idea of a gangster as " tragic hero " to gangster go social victim (1937 - )
Newspaper Picture - tough- taking , realistic film cycle , refine technique of dialogue film (19308 )
Biopics - btwn 1984 - 1940 historical biographies were staple products of every major Amer / Brit . studio
Dialogue Comedy - comedy gave way to anarchie dialogue , disappearance of scient grace staple
Screwball comedy - wisteraching dialogue , Purious paring , visual burlesque
Preston Sturges : produced 8 Rims contributing to Amer. comie tradition
- vision of Amer. society as corrupt , ridiculous , people who lack self - knowledge
Westerns - " B " movies in early years of sound , emerged at end of 19303 w / renewed vitality
Horror - Fantasy Films - rooted German express .
During years of " red Beare", movies were a medium of mass persuasion & propaganda
First data on movie attendance in US was systematreally gathered in 1927
Legion of Decency : Catholic Church formed this in 1934
- called for nationwide boycott of movies considered indecent by them
caused MPPNA to step up w/ a new Motion Picture code in 1927
The Production Code - Hays authorized creation of Production Code Administration ( PCA )
- 1934 - 1950s the PCA dictated content of Amer . films & kept from becoming as serious as they might have...
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