Classical Hollywood cinema

Classical Hollywood cinema is a term used in film criticism to describe both a narrative and visual style of filmmaking which became characteristic of American cinema in "the sound-film era stretching from roughly 1930 to 1969."[4] It eventually became the most powerful and pervasive style of filmmaking worldwide.[5]

Classical Hollywood cinema
Film classic Gone with the Wind (1939) starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh
Years active1910sā€“1960s
CountryUnited States

Similar or associated terms include classical Hollywood narrative, the Golden Age of Hollywood, Old Hollywood, and classical continuity.[6] The period is also referred to as the studio era, which may include films of the silent era, roughly 1910-1929.[4]

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