By Mario Beguiristain
Theatrical Realism is an American movie flow of the Fifties famous for its excessive aspirations to create an important paintings cinema. mockingly, the flicks that include this stream are almost forgotten this day. Theatrical Realism is Hollywood s continuation of the Italian Neo-Realist move. It used to be a right away results of the confluence of procedure appearing as taught by way of Lee Strasberg on the Actors Studio, the monitor diversifications of performs via Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller and William Inge, and the Golden Age of tv.
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By this means, the spatial unity of scenes could be maintained, episodes could be presented in their physical entirety. 50 Yet there was a third current developing slowly. The American literature of the thirties was providing the groundwork for a new stylistic movement in 50 Wollen, p. 131. 41 films. James M. Cain, William Faulkner, Erskine Caldwell, Ernest Hemingway, and John Steinbeck wrote in realistic or naturalistic styles, and their works were to be filmed within a decade. In 1940 Twentieth Century-Fox released The Grapes of Wrath, and its unqualified success with the critics and audiences alike proved that experiments outside the Hollywood formula could be profitable.
Several film books dealing with the decade of the fifties were of particular interest in the way they approached the question at hand, notably, Richard MacCann’s Hollywood in Transition, Ezra Goodman’s The Fifty Year Decline and Fall of Hollywood, and Charles Higham’s Hollywood at Sunset. The two best works that survey this time were invaluable in terms of providing fertile grounds for research and supporting this writer’s theories. Gordon Gow’s Hollywood in the Fifties is insightful, concise, and covers the decade leaving no stone unturned.
10. 25 To paraphrase Siegfried Kracauer’s Film: The Redemption of Physical Reality (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1957). 24 20 “cinematic” art than the socially conscious, message-wrought works which comprise Theatrical Realism. One of the basic postulates from genre theory that is incorporated into this writer’s critical approach is the lack of qualitative judgment as criterion for determining whether to study a particular film or group of films. As Kaminsky stated in the introduction of his American Film Genres: Genre theory must be systematic.