Young men & women return home from war. Euphoria of war victory and return of armed forces. Films about people, society and situations as they really are in real life. Relied on modern music from stravinsky"s rite of spring. 2 styles of concert music: expressionism and american nationalism. Manipulate sound by moving your hand around these antennas. Largest role in developing the film noir style. America wanted their own unique style of classical music. Refused to accept it because the producers changed his opening credit music. Shows that american nationalist style is also suitable for life on the east coast (ny) Anglo-american folk music (fiddle) and american-style jazz mixture. Used in films with a clear pro-american theme. Opened the door for modern, expressionist music in film. Great depression meant there wasn"t enough jobs for young adults so they were all sent to highschool. East of eden and rebel without a cause. Expressionist style used to portray troubled, disturbed teenagers.