Hollywood: Reporter Eve Jackson, in a tribute to the “Gone With The Wind” Actress Olivia De Havilland’s birthday of 104th joins in a conversation about the” Capital in the 21st Century” with Lisa Nesselson, the film critic in the film festival of La Rochelle.
Lisa Nesselson in her conversation mentioned that after world war 2 new generations enjoyed a life that was intellectually stimulating and not difficult to understand. World war 2 was followed by a transformation in the Hollywood industry from the silent movie era to newsreels and commercial movies. These movies however had deeper social messages of injustice, social upheavals, and exploitation. It also highlighted the class conflicts in relation to poverty.
Today’s Hollywood view features in comparison to the 1930s.
Contemporary movies consist of films that contain messages about political power play like that of fascism, violence, insecurity, black money. However in reality what the film critic wants to say is that there have been extreme times of oppression that had not been premiered that which is being premiered today.
However, today movies premiere the corruption and black money which has reduced rate in comparison to the times of the war thereby creating doubt in regard to development in the minds of the audience. However, this particular film talks about how creativity in the Hollywood industry has evolved over the years. These kinds of films have been censored. These films are based on the French cinematography method of film making. These Contemporary films are postmodern movies that talk about deeper symbols and meanings that exist in society. However, with evolving times and moral values censorship in such films is an exploitation of the freedom of speech and expression of the real issues plaguing the world.
Classic Hollywood Movies significance
“Gone with the wind”, which was a classic novel based film is being censored in contemporary times. This is in context to the recent racial prejudices in regard to black lives matter. It also glorifies the racial related slavery views It was banned by Amazon.
Lisa Nesselson also talks about how the lobby system worked in the Hollywood studios since the times of the 1930s. Nowadays Hollywood movies consist more of Talent and a little bit of their appearance as agreed by the critic. In the 1930s focus was made more on appearance and not too much of a talent. Hence the Hollywood industry has really evolved over the years.
Despite the progress in the Hollywood film industry, classical Hollywood movies cease to die because of the essence of the story in black and white movies and romanticism.