Lecture7B - Comm 10 Lecture 7B Notes Recording Industry...

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Comm 10 Lecture 7B Notes February 21, 2008 Recording Industry Television influence on the recording industry: best selling records are related to TV o High School Musical, Daughty (American Idol), Josh Groban (Oprah) Mondegreens: misunderstanding lyrics o Can be found in every area of the spoken word o Often relate to our primal urges (personal wants and needs) and are often about food and sex o Many decide they like their own version better Film Provides us with some of our most vivid media memories that stay with us for years Provides us with the ideals and values of our culture largely through our emotions (fear, love, anger) and blows them up Influenced our conceptions about reality (e.g. romance) Persistence of vision : the image stays on the retina for a fraction of a second after it is seen o Allows the individual motionless images to blend together and create an illusion of motion Began in the 1890s Pictoral realism : realistic pictures where movement was emphasized 1903: The Great Train Robbery film o 7 minutes long, told a story with a narrative of beginning, middle, and end 1906-1916 Age of Griffith (after the first prominent director) o Period in which we saw the first feature length film o First film stars
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o First distinguished directors and film palaces o Birth of Hollywood o Max Senate (another prominent director) o Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford (popular film personalities) o Nickelodeon : for 5 cents you could go in and see a movie o Films grew longer, most costly, more profitable, more popular o Birth of a Nation (1915) showed the KKK being good guys, historically a very important film because it was 2.5 hours long Made a good deal of money Most widely seen film of that era o MPPC (Motion Picture Patents Company) which controlled every aspect of motion picture production, exhibition in the US Limited the length of films (to one reel) Blocked actor identification (didn’t want the actors to become too well
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course COMM 10 taught by Professor Suman during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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Lecture7B - Comm 10 Lecture 7B Notes Recording Industry...

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