At a time when people were terrified of UFOs and Communism, the movie industry was busy producing movies that ranged from film noir to grandiose musicals. The paranoid public in the 1950s apparently craved family entertainment and dark, brooding pictures in equal doses.The result is a decade's worth of truly monumental cinema, from Hitchcock masterpieces (Vertigo, Psycho, Rear Window) to comedy classics (Tati's Mr. Hulot's Holiday, Billy Wilder's Some Like it Hot), from groundbreaking nouvelle vague films (Truffaut's The ...

Movies of the 50s 2005, Taschen

ISBN-13: 9783822832486

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