There are many differences between these three broad categorizations that exist on the history of cinema in general. In the next post, will try to understand these differences and create an enlightening view of the importance of these terms. It will give an overview of the terms, and then a comparative view on their most important areas. Classic Movies Respect all the conventions that emerged between 1900 and 1960 in Hollywood films to the viewer to understand and recognize the ultimate meaning of the story told and its connotations. Adolfo Cabanchick.