Monday, September 12, 2011

History of the film: PT 5 - sound invents motion pictures

The Decade of the 1930s saw the complete and successful marriage of film and sound. Because sound with films could be infused, restrictions, which are film had, were now gone. All kinds of genres, a hard time coming in viewers and entertaining they had during the silent era could be made now. And the people behind the cameras were all too willing to commit. Full blown film, houses located anywhere from 60 to 300 comfortable, that is, in the fall, winter and spring, people could, as air-conditioning, theatre had not yet been introduced.

The first obvious genre in favor of sound was the musical. The first classic Hollywood made musical appeared in 1929 called "the Broadway Melody". Choreographer/Director Busby Berkeley was the first large entry behind the camera. He made the musical, "42cnd Street", published in the year 1933 and the catchy title, Dames, which came only a year later.

Universal audience of gothic horror films such as "Dracula", with Bela Lugosi and "Frankenstein" introduced, with Boris Karloff. Both 1931 published. Now classics, fear, these early horror movies the hell out of audience. Published 1933 RKO pictures the classics of the mammoth monster movies, "King Kong". Merian C. Cooper movie was a big box-office hit, and together with modelled miniatures, with stop-motion photography was a trademark of special effects for the time. The film has an instant celebrity of it the lead female character, Faye Wray.

A's other popular genre of of birth to the sound was the "gangster film". Films like ' little Caesar', with Edward G. Robinson and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., "public enemy"both published in 31, were big hits with audience." Comedies, which were no longer limited to 'Slapstick' can now comedic banter between players. "1931 of ' the front page' and ' it happened one night", (1934), with Clark Gable Claudette Colbert, audience. The sexually explicit female figure of the time had a comedic hit 1933 with "she done him wrong" and a liner, the Marx Brothers in their 1933 classic 'duck soup' were pleased by the ingenious absurdity and crafty movie goers.

Walt Disney was not animation a back seat to take to full live-action films. Previously only producing animated shorts Disney "Snow white and the seven dwarfs", animates the first ever full length film. RKO pictures came in 1937, and 1939, two all time classic, 'The wizard of Oz', with Judy Garland and "Gone With the Wind", with Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh release great. The latter has also the distinction of being the first film for unwanted expressions use. The quotation from Rhett Butler, (Gable), to Scarlett O'Hara (Leigh) on the end of the film, "frankly, my preferred, I don't give a damn."


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