Week 7 - Tuesday

Week 7 - Tuesday - Week 7 - Tuesday Film Most vivid media...

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Week 7 - Tuesday 15/11/2005 17:58:00 Film Most vivid media memories o Ex: “Life is like a box of chocolates” Giant mirror of our culture Appeals to our emotions Pictoral realism o First subject matter of film o “Realistic pictures” where movement was emphasized Then started telling stories o Ex: The Great Train Robbery 6 mins long Then “Age of Griffith” o Griffith: first distinguished director o More natural acting, better stories, new camera techniques, parallel  narratives, etc. o Famous personalities developed Ex: Charlie Chaplin o Nickelodeons First movie theatres Cost a nickel to get in o Birht of a Nation    
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2 ½ hours long Very powerful Lost of money! Suggested that film could be a business o Motion Picture Patents Company (MPPC) Controlled every aspect of films Limited length of film Blocked actor ID Revolt Producers and makers went independent Moved west Many of Hollywood’s studios Led to feature length films, star system, elaborate movie  theaters o Why Hollywood? As far away from MPPC as you can get Lost of cheap land Weather = Awesome! Holllywood in the 1920s o Companies became “studios” o o Big movie theaters built
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o Actors became celebrities o Westerns popular o Comedy popular o Problems Sex Scandals Content of films upset people Reflected changes of the time So major religious groups opposing movies
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course COMM 10 taught by Professor Suman during the Fall '08 term at UCLA.

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