As the first salaried Black musician at a major studio, he was a leader in shaping the sound of movies—though he was often uncredited.
"Social problem" films were all the rage after World War II. So how could movies about racism be so conservative?
Benjamin Christensen's Häxan was part documentary and part fantasy—and considered too disturbing for public viewing.
In “trick films,” women were shown literally exploding over kitchen accidents—the early 1900s way of mining humor out of human tragedies.