Hollywood-Jan23 - III The studio system and mature...

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5/13/09 1 Politics of Hollywood – Jan 23- A Short History of Hollywood I. Infancy of movies (1896-1909) a. Projector Invented by Thomas Edison b. “The Great Train Robbery” Edward s. Porter - 1903 i. First movie to tell story ii. iii. Western iv. Very violent II. Maturity of the silent era (1909-1927)
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Unformatted text preview: III. The studio system and mature oligopoly (1920-1948) IV. The paramount decree V. Arrival of TV (1946-1952) VI. The Age of Television (1952-1980) VII. Change (1980-current) Key terms/topics • “The Great Train Robbery” • Mary Pickford • Star system • “The Jazz Singer” •...
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