Indie Memphis Film Festival: Film: The Story of Film: The Story of Film: An Odyssey Part 2
11/01/2012, 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Admission: $8, $6Brooks members, free with VIP Film Pass. map
The 1930s: The Great American Movie Genres…and the Brilliance of European Film
The coming of sound in the 1930s upends everything. We watch the birth of new types of film: screwball comedies, gangster pictures, horror films, Westerns and musicals, and discover a master of most of them, Howard Hawks. Alfred Hitchcock hits his stride and French directors become masters of mood.
1939-1952: The Devastation of War…and a New Movie Language
The trauma of World War II makes cinema more daring. The story starts in Italy; then we go to Hollywood, discover Orson Welles and chart the darkening of American film during the drama of the McCarthy era. Screenwriters Paul Schrader and Robert Towne discuss theses years. The director of Singin’ in the Rain, Stanley Donen, talks exclusively about his career.
Director: Mark Cousins
U.K. | 2012 | 120 minutes