Black History Month Movie Guides

During the 1970s, filmmakers more and more depicted specific sexual content and showed gunfight and battle scenes that included graphic images of bloody deaths – an excellent instance of this is Wes Craven’s The Last House on the Left . In Japanese cinema, Academy Award-winning director Akira Kurosawa produced Yojimbo , which like his earlier films also had a profound affect around the world. The affect of this movie is most obvious in Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars and Walter Hill’s Last Man Standing . Further, the nuclear paranoia of the age, and the specter of an apocalyptic nuclear change (just like the 1962 close-call with the USSR through the Cuban missile crisis) prompted a reaction within the film group as nicely.

Subrata Mitra’s cinematographic strategy of bounce lighting also originates from The Apu Trilogy. Other famous Indian filmmakers from this era include Guru Dutt, Ritwik Ghatak, Mrinal Sen, … Read More