Howard Hawks, his cinema and films to see absolutely

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Howard Hawks was born into a wealthy Wisconsin family on May 30, 1896. He graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering and became an aviator during World War I. Later he became an employee of the aeronautical industry. Then he moved to Los Angeles where he met Douglas Fairbanks, a friend and partner of Charlie […]

John Ford, the masterpieces of the western and the myth of the American foundation

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The most famous phrase was this: “My name is John Ford and I do westerns”. This sentence is very hasty and meaningful. The director has a strong awareness of being just a tradesman at the service of an industry, who classifies his products into specific categories and genres. Hollywood creates genres and, together with genres, […]

Movie genres: how the film industry builds audience loyalty

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Movie genres are consolidated by Hollywood producers of the 1930s and 1940s for production planning needs. The division into well-coded movie genres allows studios above all to reach very specific target audiences. In addition, producers always try to connect well-known stars to each genre. The association between a certain gender and a certain face becomes […]

Famous actors in Hollywood of the 30s and 40s: the star system and stardom.

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Famous Hollywood actors and cinematic stardom Famous actors in Hollywood, the Star System and stardom are one of the main phenomena of industrial and commercial cinema of the 30’s and 40’s which, as opposed to independent cinema and art, ensures the participation of stars in their productions to attract the masses to cinemas. The eternal […]

Erich Von Stroheim: who he was and what are his films not to be missed

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Erich Von Stroheim ‘s life is surrounded by mystery and legend. The director was extremely reserved and always tried to leak as little information about himself as possible by publishing fake news and fake authorized biographies. He liked to tell lies, invent other personalities, such as being an Austrian nobleman ruined by gambling. He was […]

Classic movies: the Hollywood empire to conquer the world

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Between 1930 and 1945 the Hollywood industry consolidates and begins to produce classic movies. In 1929, the collapse of the Wall Street stock market is a tsunami that engulfs the entire nation. The difficult period of the great depression began in 1929 and continued until the end of the thirties, with a sensational recovery of […]

Hollywood and cinema: how the dream factory was born and developed

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After the end of the First World War and before the Great Depression of 1929, the Hollywood film industry dominated the world.  An industry that presents itself to the general public as a dream factory that proposes the realization of the American dream. A series of characters, heroes and heroines almost always good-looking, in which […]