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In what ways can the invention of cinema be seen to reflect the tensions and conflicts of turn of the century America Cinema reflects events of the time films are based around events of the era and concern events and affairs that the money paying public are interested in and can relate to The cinema of the past and to some extent that of today was based around economic catastrophes wars revolutions counterrevolution colonizationand decolinization Landy In the years following 1900 American movie making became a major industry which had a wide influence over an ever-expanding audience Cinema had become a new art growing out of science and the older artsJacobs Film and cinema had grown in America beyond anyones belief or understanding moving pictures were being woven into the very fabric of daily life Christie Film emerged as one of the first mass-produced cultural forms of the twentieth century Kellner Although the American film industry was developed as an entertainment industry it still had very powerful links to American society of the time and the films were not coy about dealing with the more sordid aspects of city life and crime Christie In order to resonate to audience fears dreams and experiences the Hollywood genres of the time had to deal with the conflicts and problems in American society and attempt to assure audiences that all central problems could be solved within existing institutions Kellner However many films at the turn of the century were so brutal in their portrayal of society and its problems that it worried and even scared some viewers in Biographs A Legal Hold Up 1902 a policeman beats up and robs a prosperous citizen in broad daylight while no passers-by intervene Christie However are we to take examples such as this as the truth that turn of the century America was in a state of near anarchy with examples of such lawlessness being made by those who
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