Lecture Notes in Education
Psychology and Public Media

Will There be Another Hollywood Golden Age?


James Peng * 1

1 St.George’s School

Corresponding Author

James Peng


film history, film industry, film’s future, film golden age


After the end of Hollywood’s second golden age, the film industry has fallen into a cycle that lacks creativity; it is often argued whether there will be another golden age. A film golden age often refers to a time period where Hollywood movies are seen as the most important part of popular culture and directors have a huge amount of creative freedom. Although the first two golden ages were caused by seemingly different reasons, the events that lead to their occurrence share many similarities, creating a possibility of another golden age.


James Peng. Will There be Another Hollywood Golden Age?. LNEP (2021) LNEP ICEIPI 2021: 275-279. DOI: 10.54254/lnep.iceipi.2021220.


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