The world war events of the middle twentieth century helped in boosting up the mustard seed of the film industry. The following periods after the Second World War witnessed a happy and economically convenient lifestyle as a result of the established peace among all nations. With much history to tell of the past by film making, film people improvised these real war events into action movie-stories. The starting films were prolifically featured by soldiers that experienced the battle field of the world war. Some of the famous action movie stars managed to come up with their films as their side-story of the war they conquered. Samuel Fuller is one of them. He introduced his ‘The Big Red One’ film. The formation of these films by retired-from-war soldiers of the nineteen forty-six led to the establishment of The Actor’s Studio.
While the filming industry grew, so did the peace of the political arena and the economy. American and European governments concentrated on evading the war motivation in their nations and create a stronghold harmonious foundation between nations. Every home enjoyed abundant fruits of their labor. The social living compared to this present day was totally different. Families stayed in the suburb areas far from the cities. There were large estates of same structured and designed homes so almost every one lived the same society class but very secure.
In the early nineteen fifty’s, fear, suspicions and worries began to hover among the Americans. Many European and Asian nationalists were moving in considering that United States of America had become a giant economic idle to the world, hence proved useful for any investor. These immigrants seemed to be a sign of indifference to America because of their governments. Thus something had to settle the contradictions for the non-Americans to coincide well with the American sphere of rule and governance. This social savior became the House Un-American Activities Committee which, on behalf of the visitors moving in to stay in America, explored the American lifestyle including sectors of politics and society. In this exploration, the film industry was never left behind. Hollywood being the base of the film industry was viewed as involving different races, nationalists and on the negative part, immoral conducts.
There were eight well known film studios during the fifty’s. Warner Bros, Fox, RKO, MGM and Paramount were the five large leading studios. They took advantage of their popularity and associated together to monopolize the film industry. They conducted movie blocking and blind bidding. Theaters and other movie customers were pushed to purchase a package of films in a set irrespective of some movies were unwanted by the specific customers. Thus buyers wasted their resources on some films of any package they never desired to watch. In addition to this ruthless business behavior, clients were denied knowledge of the content of film packages when bidding for them. A bidder could never know the quality or sort of movies that were bided upon and many successful bidders would land on movie sets that they felt they really never deserved them.
The USA government passed by to rectify the market problem and deal with the big five studios. It crashed down the monopoly and ensured that every line of studios shared the same marketing authority. The public was grateful with this action and it led to increased recorded sales in the filming industry. Theatres began to embrace millions of sales of their movie tickets.
New styles of acting were practiced in the period after the Second World War. The Psychological-Sociological style was curdled up and supported by a playwright of the early twentieth century, Eugine O’Neill. He incorporated psychological ideas from Sigmund Freud and societal thoughts from Karl Marx into his film plays. Method Acting was next to be recruited by the film makers. It was considered to excellently compliment the Psychological-Sociological realist style of acting. Method Acting is used together with the Psychological-Sociological method. Emotive memory is a component of Method Acting. It is a principle that requires the actor to rely on his past experience to influence him into becoming the character of the play. This way, the performance of the actor will be seen as reality by applying his psychological emotions of his past into the play. Perceptual observation is a lesson of the specific social concept needed by the film.