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Watch top movie trailers on and you'll find how the art of making motion pictures has developed over a century of cinematography evolution.

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The decade of the 1930s in film involved many significant films. Sound films emphasized black history and benefited different genres more so than silents did. Most obviously, the musical film was born. Dialogue now took precedence over "slapstick" in Hollywood comedies. 1930 marks the start of what is considered to be the 'golden age' of Hollywood, a period which lasted through at least the 1940s. The year 1939, in particular, was one of the biggest years in Hollywood with MGM's release of Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz. The technicolor was extended in films such as "The Adventures of Robin Hood". The studio system was at its highest in the 30s, with studios having great control over a film's creative decision. This included the creation of the Hay's Code, which was the first large scale attempt at organized censorship of Hollywood films. This was also a decade in which many memorable stars made their careers and saw their earliest starring roles.
Year Movie Actor Actress


MoroccoGary CooperMarlene Dietrich


Grand HotelJohn BarrymoreGreta Garbo


SecretsLeslie HowardMary Pickford


It Happened One NightClark GableClaudette Colbert


Anna KareninaFredric MarchGreta Garbo


CamilleRobert TaylorGreta Garbo
Mr. Deeds Goes to TownGary CooperJean Arthur
Libeled LadyWilliam PowellJean Harlow
My Man GodfreyWilliam PowellCarole Lombard
Swing TimeFred AstaireGinger Rogers


ConquestCharles BoyerGreta Garbo
It's Love I'm AfterLeslie HowardOlivia de Havilland


Adventures of Robin Hood, TheErrol FlynnOlivia de Havilland
JezebelHenry FondaBette Davis


Dark VictoryHumphrey BogartBette Davis
Gone With the WindClark Gable
Leslie Howard
Vivien Leigh
Olivia de Havilland
NinotchkaMelvyn DouglasGreta Garbo
Wuthering HeightsLaurence OlivierMerle Oberon
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Anyone who claims to love films must possess some interest in movie trailers. They're like fine foreplay, an irresistible tease to what hopefully will be an affair to remember. We can locates the film trailer in the three historical periods: the Classical Era (1930s and 1940s), the Transitional Era (the 1950s to early 1970s) and the Contemporary Era (mid-1970s onwards). Trailer, also known as a preview or coming attraction, aims to promote the film to the target audience. We can learn about the evolution of film as a dramatic form, the changing cinema audience as well as developments in film marketing techniques. During the classical period, the trailer was a predominant method of promoting film to consumers. During the transitional stage, cinema audiences were moving away in favour of television and the trailers adapted to be more persuasive characterised this phase of trailer making as uncertain and experimental in terms of what the audience wanted, reflecting the studio’s confusion at this stage. Finally, the contemporary era sees the trailer lose some of its dominance as film is promoted through such a wide number of methods. As Thelma Adams, author and film critic, remarks in AWFJ Opinion Poll: All About Movie Trailers: "You‘re telling a story in a different way. The trailer tends to be a little movie in itself. It's the difference between a haiku and a novel."