The Rise (and Fall) of Hollywood: Video Essay on The History of Movie Making
If you are interested in learning a little bit more about the history of Hollywood and making movies, I’ve got a great video essay called The Rise (and Fall) of Hollywood. It was created by the YouTube channel Now You See it, and it does a fantastic job explaining how filmmakers were driven to Hollywood to escape Thomas Edison’s assholery; how Hollywood started as a rebellious greedy movement; how it turned into a monopoly of studios; and how the rise of the internet and affordable filmmaking technique could finally bring Hollywood to its knees.
Hollywood history is full of stealing, failure, and deceit. Let's take a look at the conditions filmmakers had to suffer through to get their movies made.