Taylor Allison

1960's Film History

The end of the Hollywood Studio System

Cinema in the 1960's was a decade of fun, fashion, rock 'n' roll, social changes and cutural values. The decade was aslo filled with monumental change, tragedies, cultural events, assassinations and deaths.

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  • Vietnam
  • Civil Rights Movement
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  • Rock 'n' Roll
  • PopArt &Warhol
  • Riots and Protests
  • Assassinations

The Era of Independent Underground Cinema

1963 was the worst year for U.S film production in 50 years, only 121 features release

Major American Folm Companies change Entertainment

  • Records
  • Publishing
  • TV movies
  • Production of TV Series

Fun Fact
  • No more contract stars and directors
  • Major studios increasingly financed/distributed
  • Average ticket prices were a$1 and average film budget was slightly over $1.5 million

Famous Movies

The Apartment

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1961 Academy Awards

  • Best art Direction
  • Best Director
  • Best film edition
  • Best Picture
  • Best writing story and screenplay

The Raisin In the Sun 1961

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  • Prize-Winning Drama
  • Won NBR Award
  • Gary Cooper Award

Seven Days in May 1964

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  • Thiller/drama
  • Black and white