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At first, Kubrick intended to make a serious film, but soon decided to scrap the idea, because - rather ironically - he thought that people would laugh. Q: Strangelove was based on a serious book, Red Alert. At what point did you decide to make it a comedy? A: I started work on the screenplay with every intention of making the film a serious ...


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The role of teenagers in popular culture before the 90's was almost non-existent. They were not directly marketed to, nor where they prominent figures in 'grown-up' Hollywood features - meaning something that didn't involve a campy, or angst filled romp, usually involving a summer camp, or a popular hobby like roller skating, skateboarding, etc. The advent ...


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There's actually a new documentary just on this very subject, Lost Emulsion (2016). Here is a link to the trailer. A short answer is that nobody thought that people would be interested in most movies decades after they were made. Nitrate film, that was used for 35mm films up until about 1950, was very flammable, and there ...



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