Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Golden Age of Movies?


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.)

"Mutiny on the Bounty" 1962. (Wide screen/original Technicolor era.)

"The Bounty" 1984. (Post inflation/revisionist era.)

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).