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Unformatted text preview: Film History Notes 2/ 20 The Studio Era & John Ford Vertical Integration : crude distribution strategies from various studios proved too disfunctional Paramount Pie . : leading film co. 19108 - 1920s , owned 400 + theaters (1921 ) , largest audiences , exclusive content Zukor pioneered " blind & block" - guaranteeing seduced production risks & constant product supply I system deemed a monopoly system in the case US ve . Paramount Pie (1948 ) Structure of studio System 5 major studios , 3 minors - majors - vertically integrated corporations, controlling production , distributing, exhibition - 5 majors characterized as diversified theater chains, producing in their own houses Great Depression : tighten Pinanorers control over organization of film Studio Films - Hollywood studio system modeled on Amersean systems of manufacturing - " program film " - studio manufactured films , "B films , gence films ( westerns , Spi - Fi , Horror ) - " A " films , prestigious films , considerable investment , bolder creative risks Metro - Goidwian Mayer ( MGM ) - biggest , most prosperous Amer studio in 19308 supress = Chase bank greatest film talent of 1930s MGM Leadership : VP ( Louis B. Mayer) Prod. Manager ( Irving Thalberg) - highhey lighting 8 opulent production design , middle - class cultural values . Wizard of be (1939 ) Gone w / the wind - 1973 ceased to exist as a studio John Ford (1895 - 1973 ) . lot camp to Hollywood 1914 as a prep man - 1917- 1921 director for low budget Westerns & adventure dramas - Ist major sound film " Men w / out women ( 1930) The Inpermer (1935 ) Academy of motion Pies Arts & Spienees advancing educational , cultural , technical standards of Amer . movies - pombot trade unionism among growing ranks of directors , crew , pepperming - chief of field photographic services of OSS ( later the PIA ) - Whill joined the Navy & monde made documentaries for the OBS - ArgosBy D Pictures Perp. - Fords own prod. company , eventually dissolved...
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  • Summer '18
  • Lara Hyrcaj
  • Warner Bros., History of film, Movie studio, Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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