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First few decades of movie history were marked by the popularity of silent black and white movies. Before advanced technology enabled filmmakers to create movies with sound, silent films played a big role in establishing the roots of the modern film industry.
Arrival of sound film changed the landscape of Hollywood and film industry significantly. Changes brought larger popularity of film stars, larger budgets and the introduction of brand new film styles and genres. Learn more about history of modern Hollywood here.
From the moment sound entered film industry, it managed to revolutionize this art medium and enable countless filmmakers to express themselves in the way it was not possible before. With over 80 years of presence in the market, sound movies represent the most dominant way we experience films today. Learn more about its history here.
Beginnings of the Hollywood was marked by the arrival of films studios from heavily taxed New York area to the sunny California, and establishment of five large film studios who dominated theaters of the US and the World between 1910 and the end of the World War II.