Runaway Productions Effect on American and European Cinema 1946-1969
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The connection between the European and American film industries is important to the understanding the history of film from 1948 to 1969. Innovations in European films did not simply arise out of thin air, but were greatly facilitated by American runaway production. European innovations caused American cinema to change as well. American studios initial investments in the European film industry helped produce the French New Wave. Then, the French New Wave eventually inspired American directors to use New Wave techniques to produce films that resonated with American audiences. These new American directors surfaced later in the 1960s, creating a significant change in how American films were made. They inspired the American New Wave, a time of film innovation in the United States. The connections between these two industries after World War II .became the foundation for most of the changes in film production throughout the 1960s. The connection between the United States and Europe, but runaway productions' influences on the New Wave and its later impact is often overlooked. It is this three part transition that is not acknowledged by historians, thus lacking a full understanding that runaway production helped facilitate the changes that occurred in late 1960s film in the United States.