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Unformatted text preview: 11-03-111) Television- In the early to mid 1950s, televisions were becoming household items.- Most studios resisted television, but some (most notably Columbia) created television production units.- When it became clear that television was he to stay, Hollywood was forced to find other, more creative means to keep audiences interested in the theater experience. 2) Cinemascope, 3-D, Color- To differentiate the theater experience from watching television, Hollywood unveiled new widescreen formats like 'Cinemascope' and 'VistaVision'- In addition, 3-D features offered a new way of watching movies that could not be replicates at home, and most studios fully switched to color filmmaking.3) Film Noir- The most prominent new "genre" after WWII was film noir, a group of films tied together by a dark aesthetics and darker narratives.- Film noir featured troubled and conflicted main characters who were often talked into serious crimes by femme fatales, tapping into America's unconscious post-war fears about foreign influence.4) Alfred Hitchcock- Perhaps the most successful director of the 1950s was Alfred Hitchcock, already known for his thrillers but increasing known by American audiences for his television...
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