Episode 4 – The Arrival of Sound Notes

The 1930s: The Great American Movie Genres…

…And the Brilliance of European Film


  • The success of Frankenstein added a surge of horror movies to cinema
  • Gangster films used to be morally debated and shifted to somewhat of “Greek tragedies”
  • To make animated humans look more natural, Disney filmed a girl dancing and then transcribed it into their animation exactly to make their animation look more natural
  • Later in the years, Poland started to contribute to cinematography
  • 1932, zoom lens started becoming readily available
  • Hitchcock is one of the most influential filmmakers in history

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