Banner For Red Carpet Event - What film fan doesn't know about the " red carpet?" Every decade has witnessed its share of stars and the 90s was no exception. In reality, the 90s saw the usual new faces, but also some major changes in Hollywood. It was the first decade of the " new media." The digital age brought the internet and all that comes with it to Hollywood. Movies were now available online together with a ton of film star information. The Internet Movie Data Base has plethora facts on pretty much every celebrity who has ever played a part in TV or film; all with the click of a mouse.
The 90s also saw the digital age take over the way photographers take still pictures. The thousands upon thousands of still photos taken at each red carpet event are now mostly done digitally. Film cameras are rapidly going the way of the eight-track tape clearing the way for the super speed of the digital revolution. For photographers taking pictures of stars on the red carpet it means; take first (and often) and type it out later. The new fast and dirty style of shooting movie celebrity photos is due in part to the greater popularity of paparazzi-style photography. Nevertheless, the red carpet offers so much more than that style of photography can capture.
During the 90s, before the complete takeover by digital photography, there were still some artists from the audience. For these photographers, the stars on the red carpet were a most worthy quarry. One which demanded a artistic eye and the patience of a hunter. During those brief minutes, the stars on the red carpet moved through their landscapes, the true photographers captured over a snapshot of the star. They photographed a bit of the true personality, the kind of photo that shows some insight to what makes this individual the star they are.
A lot of those 90s movies broke earth, transformed lives and therefore are definitely destined to become classics. Films such as; Unforgiven, The Usual Suspects, MIsery, Forest Gump, Pulp Fiction, Fargo, Saving Private Ryan, The Matrix, American Beauty and As Good As It Gets all proved themselves worthy of praise from audiences of all kinds. The fantastic pictures of the 90s often showed us a side of life which made us stand back in amazement. They needed our attention the same way an insightful portrait of a star does.
The 90s may be gone, but films keep rolling and the stars on the red carpet keep walking. With a little luck and a good eye behind the camera, we as film fans will always have still photos that capture those special moments in time. The still photos, such as the movies, are a glimpse into the style and style of each decade. The best of both help us to connect a bit more with all the magic that's Hollywood.