The Hollywood Style




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The American Cinema: Part 1, “The Hollywood Style”
Essence: The magic of movies is that they create their own universe.

Hollywood Style is one of cinema’s most effective tools = tell the story; with “invisible style,” “style in the service of the story;” the movie might be beautiful (not too much!), but essence is natural, illusionistic, drawing the spectator in.


Directors: Howard Hawks


Orson Welles
John Ford
William Wyler
Alfred Hitchcock

“The Way We Were” (1973: Robert Redford, Barbara Streisand) as archetypal Hollywood movie.

Billy Wilder, “Some Like It Hot,” 1959.

Joseph Mankiewicz, “All About Eve,” 1950. Sparkling, witty dialogue.

Hollywood Style Renewed – in recent years.
Eisenstein’s “Potemkin” and Scorsese’s “Raging Bull,” 1980.

Roman Polanski: from “Knife in the Water” to “Chinatown,” 1974, written by Robert Towne; photographer from Jack Nicholson’s point of view.


Don’t forget star system: “Stars draw in audiences like a moth to the flame!”


Interviewees: Martin Scorsese; Howard Hawks; Lawrence Kasdan; Joe Mankiewicz; Sydney Pollack; Billy Wilder; Roman Polanski; Robert Towne.


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