Postwar Lecture: Part 2
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Postwar Lecture: Part 2
The lecture accompanying the second day of discussion on postwar American cinema.
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Glen or Glenda (1953) - Movie Review by Classics of Cinema

Glen or Glenda (1953) - Movie Review by Classic of Cinema The We Live Film family kicks off 2013 in style by reviewing 31 bad movies/guilty pleasures as a de...
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A humorous, and sometimes vulgar, review of Ed Wood's Glen or Glenda (1953)

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Optical Point Of View in Lady in the Lake (R. Montgomery 1947)

The camera imitates consequently (= throughout the whole movie) the eyepoint of a diegetic character. This famous scene is a tricky one revealing the ca.. Ma...
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In The Lady in the Lake (1946) the narrative unfolds from Marlowe's optical viewpoint

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Film Noir Lighting with Lighting Diagrams

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Film Noir, emphasizing low-key lighting and unbalanced compositions and literally translated means Black Film. Not just the colors of the film but the
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This website provides some examples of Film Noir lighting techniques and camera angles.

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Imitation of Life Official Trailer #1 - Lana Turner Movie (1959) HD

Imitation of Life Trailer - Directed by Douglas Sirk and starring Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda. The story is a look at earl...
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Melodramas enjoyed higher production values.

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Moses Parts the Sea - The Ten Commandments (6/10) Movie CLIP (1956) HD

The Ten Commandments Movie Clip - watch all clips http://j.mp/yfv07P click to subscribe http://j.mp/sNDUs5 Moses (Charlton Heston) parts the Red Sea for the ...
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Inflated production budgets helped push historical epics to prominence
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Coffee Scalding Scene From "The Big Heat" (1953)

Lee Marvin throws a pot of coffee on Gloria Grahame's face in this harsh scene directed by Fritz Lang in "The Big Heat" (1953).
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Lower budget productions had to find a way to compete.  For instance, the crime film got more violent.

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Oscar Profile: Roger Corman

The producer-director is honored for his decades of work in Hollywood.
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A brief look at the career and influence of Roger Corman

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Sunset Blvd. (1/8) Movie CLIP - Floating in a Pool (1950) HD

Sunset Blvd. Movie Clip - watch all clips http://j.mp/xYvIrc click to subscribe http://j.mp/sNDUs5 Joe Gillis (William Holden), a struggling writer in Los An...
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Wilder's Sunset Blvd. (1950) combined a complex narrative with a semi-documentary feel

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Shane (1/8) Movie CLIP - Shane Comes to Town (1953) HD

Shane Movie Clip - watch all clips http://j.mp/J8Zip2 click to subscribe http://j.mp/sNDUs5 Shane (Alan Ladd) is offered water by Joe Starrett (Van Heflin) a...
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During the postwar years, old genres were given a new twist.  Check out this clip from Shane.

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Singing In The Rain - Moses Supposes

Moses Supposes sung by Gene Kelly and Donold O'Conor in the hit musical Singing In the Rain!
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Singin' in the Rain (1952) provides an example of MGM's postwar dominance of the musical genre.

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Sinbad - Cyclops Scene 1

Some stop motion animation from the movie "The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad" (1958).
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Fantasy and sci-fi also enjoyed a revival. 

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