Flashback: A Brief History of Film - Flashback: A Brief History of Film Chapters 13-16 Summary & Analysis

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Flashback: A Brief History of Film Chapters 13-16 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 13 focused on European cinema from the beginning of the 1960s until the end of the decade. Europe was brimming with talent, taking over the international market. It was the era of New Wave filmmakers in France. Pushing aside light fare, these filmmakers favored intellectual films. Filmmakers took advantage of emerging technology and created films quickly with lightweight, portable equipment. They experimented with genres, mixing comedy with serious scenes, including violence and comedy. The New Wave filmmakers favored loose plots that encouraged improvisation. The 1960s were considered the Golden Age in Great Britain.

There were two different phases in this era. They were the Angry Young Man movement, a.k.a. "Kitchen Sink sink" realism from 1958 to 1963 and the Swinging England period from 1963-1970. The earlier part...

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