New Hollywood Filmmaking

As you probably already know, the criteria for your next analysis is to find a film that mimics the hallmarks of those made from roughly 1967 – 1975 (defined as the New Hollywood) and what is often referred to as the Golden Age of Filmmaking. What you want to look for in your movie is listed here:

Demonstrate your knowledge of the influence of the quintessential New Hollywood filmmakers (approximately 1967 1975) by comparing the hallmark styles and techniques of those pictures (use One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest or The Graduate) with a relatively current (released in the last three years) film. Some of the things to look for would be:

Theme of rebellion
A hero fighting the system and losing
Story lines emphasizing the loss of innocence
Anti-Heroes that the audience is rooting for
The Establishment as the enemy
Downer endings
Popular music soundtracks
Often stylish, fast-cutting, consciously showy filmmaking