August 8 W - -Significance-has something meaningful to say in the context of society-highlights those ideals and values which are important to our

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Frank Capra and the Ideology of Hollywood - Product of the Hollywood system (started as an engineering student, prop man, hanging around the movie industry, gradually became a gag writer) -Articulate (verbally portray is political positions through use of film) -Self-consciously “American” (watch movies and participate in a particular American civilization/event) -Topical -Popular, critically acclaimed, economically powerful (didn’t just mirror their times but was a result of a situation which Americans found themselves) “Harmless Entertainment”: The Cinema of the Consensus -The idea of “consensus” both political and formal
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Unformatted text preview: -Significance-has something meaningful to say in the context of society-highlights those ideals and values which are important to our society-Coherence-political and social coherence-continuity as a formal device: know how society was back then (orderly society)-works organically and positively to contain and threats against society-Benevolence-a release of overwhelming ideas in a movie Film and Ideology: Alternatives to the Classical Hollywood Cinema Quote of the Day-“For us, cinema is the most important of the arts.”-Lenin, c. 1928...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course COMM 150 taught by Professor Jordan during the Summer '99 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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