[quote=“cyber-lili”] [quote=“Lt. BioBasterd”]Do you remember guys like: Ernst Lubitsch, George Stevens, Billy Wilder, Elia Kazan, Victor Fleming, Mihael Curtiz, Joseph Mankiewicz, Orson Welles, Edmund Goulding, William Wyler, Clarence Brown, Raoul Walsh, Ida Lupino, John Huston, John Ford - all of them American establshed!
Ok, it sounds like of course there were awesome directors back then, all the people you mentionned were great THOUGH none of them were loved back then too. Take Orson Welles, Ernst Lubitsch, Elia Kazan (well, he was loved, then after his wellknown political mistake, he was blacklisted by everybody), Ida Lupino, and so on. Critics from the seventies made their reputation, French critics from the New Wave especially made the reputation of famous and popular american filmmakers that were NOT recognized in France and Europe as auteurs like Hitchcock, Ford, Huston, all the film noir and western genre.
So basically, what I’m saying is that some of the gems of nowadays might be underrated, criticized, hated or not seen at all and might be for the future generations the best directors of the 90s and 2000s.
Plus another thing, look at the filmmakers you mentioned, these all belong to specific genres and types of cinema that was the Golden Age of Hollywood. Since the 90s, late 80s, Sundance and indie movies have been considered as the New Wave in the US cinema, and even now indiewood is becoming a product of Hollywood or big studios. Juno ? Garden State ? (500) Days of Summer ? All Fox features. But they’re considered as indie. Sofia Coppola ? P.T. Anderson ? Burton ? Wes Anderson ? Tarantino ? All of them ARE working with big studios, but they’re considered as auteurs.
That’s the big change now, the new spirit of nowadays cinema. You can change Hollywood, accept the rules but staying an auteur. Back in the seventies, when the New Hollywood started, they had that auteur vision but they had more difficulties to fight against Hollywood. They wanted to create an alternative system, just like Coppola or Lucas but they ended in the system itself or created their own Hollywood system bis (see Lucas). They lost their idea of indiewood. So I guess “indiewood” is precisely what defines best the cinema of 90s and 2000s. Indie movies are no more mavericks, pushed to the margin, they’re copied, reproduced by the dominant system.[/quote]
Well to clear something out, John Huston was already a very respected writer. He won a lot of Academy Awards for his work, he dircted the actors more than he did the lenses, so in essence he comes from the Lubitsch school of directing, where basically the camera is nailed down and you just see the actors talk - as in “Ninotchka” for example, which is an unprecedented masterpiece of a comedy and social commentary about communism, the film focuses on Melvyn Douglas and Greta Garbo and he forms such a great story without being too fancy, you see the life - the world of this film is clearly seen through the eyes of an opressed person - she almost walks around hypnotized and regurgitates lines said by Stalin. These filmmakers were already venerated by the young Hollywood - you have to understand that the film medium is still very young, it’s been around for less than a hundred and fifty years! It derives from the theatre, but when the camera was invented by the Lumiere Brothers it became a great asset to communicate and entertain. Look around you, the camera is what built entire networks of entertainment! Back to the point, guys like John Ford, William Wyler were people of remarkable talent, John Ford alone won 4 Academy Awards and made over 80 films, these were the pioneers of cinema, and what ever knowledge they passed down to their apprentices has been lost!
A new generation has dawned in modern cinema. It is the age of reality TV! The age of the MTV generation! The age of the illiterate! The age of fast texting! People want their movies delivered at fast speed and want no commitment! Look at the young actors that have sprung up: They’re on every magazine cover out there! Did James Dean abide to such things? No - he rejected that noose that Hollywood was going to hang around his neck! He spat in their faces and demanded nithing but the best! Three films have become significant staples of cinema! What young actor has that in him - a true rebel - a true fighter!
Bette Davis, Jack Warner placed a noose on her neck and dragged her, until Arliss came to her life and gave her confidence! She fougt and she did Of Human Bondage and became THE greatest actress of the planet! Watch her films, therein lies the evidence!
Everyone is too afraid, they are an industry of sellouts, an industry of awards and fame! They don’t care! They don’t care about the past Gods of cinema! They are too engulfed with their petty fame! But they will loose! Because people like me know that they are shit!
I look, I hope for another country to deprive the Hollywood system from their Global dictatorship of the celluloid! Germany once ruled cinema in the UFA days, hell in WW II they ruled the earth in every field: science, military, and cinema! But the Jews stole it from their grasp!
The Zinoists are hypnotizing you, they own you all. A global conspiracy to rule you through cinema. They own our very own Quentin Tarantino, they rule our Paul Thomas Anderson - the Studio Systems own cinema. And they have made their forefathers sad! For they weep to the greed! And the insolence!
I hope Hollywood dies.