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1-30-07 - 1/30/07 Conditions of reception within "Dont Open...

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1/30/07 Conditions of reception within “Don’t Open ‘Till Doomsday”- Outer Limits episode Innate strengths of television, liveness and immediacy (home theater), as well as trying to be cinematic Deal with the social problems that weren’t being portrayed in film Telefilm replaces kinescope as the dominant mode of television; desperately seeking funds Hollywood made films available with a large window (initially 7 years) to be shown on TV Gave the audiences a comparison between film and TV programs The magnetic quality of the doomsday machine is a metaphor for television, who is viewing who, etc. Beginnings of the civil rights movement, corporate emasculation, consumer excess, suburban isolation, youth movement—major aspects of the ‘60s JFK assassination or the pill, rock and roll, free speech movement, Vietnam “Drugs, sex and rock and roll, which I participated in to an extent, but I won’t go into that here” “Charlie Manson”- shift in the ’68 and ’69, Woodstock, Kent State deaths
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course FTV 110A taught by Professor Brooks during the Fall '06 term at UCLA.

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