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The Golden Age of Hollywood: Crash Course Film History #11

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It’s time for the glitz and the glamour of big motion pictures that helped keep American spirits up during and after the Great Depression. Sound was a huge …


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  1. I don't know about you guys but i'm feeling pretty lucky to be able to watch this on my personal smartphone seeing what these people have to deal with. Heil to the smartphone, the greatest invention of our century yet.

  2. I love this episode! It's beautiful how you give us a visual comparison of the cinema screens, something I had never thought of too deeply before!

    I was just reading American Cinema / American Culture, and realized how much of some films are lost at TV.

  3. This is a top notch explanation yet color films were still rare until the late 1950's. We had three breakthrough films around 1938-39 in color ( Gone w/ the Wind, Adventures of Robin Hood, Wizard of Oz)….but black and white remained the norm until mid to late 50's. Low budget films were still being made in B&W up to about 1964. So it is risky to claim that the Golden Age had color films as a major component, since color was rare. I assume cost was the deciding factor ?

  4. What happened to Columbia Picture Studios who produced such hits as: ' Born Yesterday', ' Picnic' and 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'. They also had mega star's: William Holden, Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford under contract???

  5. Just a slight correction, Technicolor was actually replaced in the 50s with 1 roll color film, that uses 3 layers of color/light sensitive material on 1 role, not 3 separate ones. Which would mean that you can put it in the same camera as you use for black and white film, which was waaaay smaller than a Technicolor camera. And THAT technology was used until digital.

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