Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Golden Age of Movies?

THREE MOVIE ERAS

Here are three movie trailers from three different periods of movie making. It seems obvious which period carried the highest production values; i.e., the best aural and visual experience, which, when seen in theaters, on film, is a huge part of what the art of film is about.

"Mutiny on the Bounty" 1935. (Early Hollywood.)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtmV2tpbnjA&feature=related

"Mutiny on the Bounty" 1962. (Wide screen/original Technicolor era.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEmZ_A0UTrA

"The Bounty" 1984. (Post inflation/revisionist era.)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5QER2wu0lg&feature=related

Other aspects of the three films-- screenplay, casting, acting, editing-- are up for debate.

1 comment:

  1. I'm going with 35 here.

    Gave up on 62 after the guy back flipped at 1:36. That made the whole thing seem like a parody.

    84 seems to be all about Mel Gibson's bronzed body and his perfect feathered hair (didn't know they had hairspray in 18th Century Tahiti).

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