11.18.2008

11.18.2008 - Hay's office: Film Regulation Instead of code,...

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Hay’s office: Film Regulation Instead of code, all studios submitted film to office for approval “My Dear Boy” homosexual dialogue Married couples couldn’t sleep in the same bed No cleavage, no kissing for more than 4 seconds No profanity, implied sex extremely explicit Gone with the Wind $5000 “Damn” Kiss for 3 seconds, break and kiss again Early 1950’s: less power to Hay’s office because government protected film industry 1966: no more Hay’s office 1968: American film association, still today Changing Nature of Film Digital projection systems replacing film projectors all over country Web net ~ independent films Film on demand online for download Theaters will always exist Sales of DVDs important but declining; new hope for blu-ray Connect to Internet and then to TV screen…always preferred over computer screen RADIO Most ubiquitous electronic system in America Related to telegraph and phone Initially used for person to person communication at end of 19 th century Wireless telegraphy…morse code over the air Broadcasting (one point to mass group of people) Networks; cost of programming shared Make money; selling radio and then advertisement Chaos in the air, stations interfering with each other Electromagnetic spectrum (AM/FM) Okay for gov’t to interfere; Radio Act of 1927 created Radio Commission
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