During the 1930s, movies were one of the few businesses that made money during the Depression. They featured humorous mishaps and rich socialites. These movies were usually filmed on celluloid photographic film, which was introduced at the end of the 1880s.
By the mid-1960s, American society had changed dramatically, influenced by many factors. This changed the themes and social norms of movies. These themes were based on the social and political climate of the times.
During this decade, the American labor force and economy had to adapt to tough times. This change in society led to a need for more realistic themes. Many people wanted more in movies than they had in the past. These themes would include realistic characters with faults.
The themes of the 1930s were emotional optimism and humor. The 1940s were a time of conflict, both war and economic. World War II tore families apart, and the economy was forced to adapt. By the end of the decade, many people were displeased with the Vietnam Conflict. This anger grew along with a growing anti-American government attitude.
In the mid-1960s, the Cold War and the Second Red Scare caused many people to question the government’s actions. This led to a backlash against the government and corporate management. As a result, people began to protest American government actions. They also began to protest the Vietnam Conflict.
These themes also reflected the social, political, and economic climate of the time. For example, a movie could be based on the fact that Jack and Suzie live in a small town near a large city. They are middle-aged and have children. Jack has a good job, but Suzie is not. They live alone because their children are married.
In this decade, films were often made to educate, entertain, and inform the public. They were also thought-provoking. A typical movie would have a theme such as a wake-up call. This theme could be about the rigid class structure that prevents true happiness. It could also be about bringing families together.
During this decade, the movie industry was restructured. Producers had to take chances on popular success. This resulted in more competitive movies. Some films became more thought-provoking than others. Some films were based on true events, while others were more fictional. The 1950s were a period of McCarthyism, Hollywood blacklist, and suburbanization. This period also saw the rise of the United States v. Paramount Pictures. These cases broke up the Studio System.
These movies were often made for entertainment, education, or profit. They were often longer than ten minutes in length. Most films came with prepared sheet music. They were often shown in large urban theaters, which hired full orchestras. Movies also featured peep shows, which showed a person’s face in front of the audience. This made people think they were actually watching the characters. Movies were also used for other purposes, such as documentaries.
During the mid-1960s, movie themes changed dramatically. These themes were based on the social, political, and economic climate of that decade.