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The Two-Tiered System of Allusions

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Music and Movies

 

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Stephanie F

 

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February 9, 2011

 

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University

 

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Hollywood perhaps could be gradually losing its stigma as a money-hungry machine churning out predictable, unintelligent flicks for mass consumption. While whether this image of Hollywood is justified remains open to debate, earlier films in the 60's and 70's like ?Bonnie and Clyde' (1967) and ?Taxi Driver' (1976) already revealed signs of depth and avant-garde film techniques...
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These films were successful as not only did they appeal to the mass audience, but they managed to communicate alternate messages to select groups who understood subtleties within them. This was achieved via a two-tiered system, in which films could be viewed and interpreted on different levels. On one level, audiences could appreciate the film at face-value; the cohesive union the plot and acting of the characters to bring about a story which entertains and sometimes, carried messages or morals, such as Lumet's ?Dog Day Afternoon' (1975), which had political implications...
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