10209 - 1. `Movies a. Eadweard Muybridge i. "flip book...

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1. ‘Movies a. Eadweard Muybridge i. “flip book b. Edison i. Kinetoscope c. Nickelodeons i. Short films ii. People just liked watching d. The jazz singer i. Sounds e. Movie theaters were very large and flashy 2. Hollywood in the era of the studio system a. Oligopolistic competition i. Kept their dominance by: 1. Star system: contracts keep performers locker in to working with a particular company for multiple films ii. Block booking 1. Theaters have to agree to exhibit all of a particular studio’s offerings, often without seeing them beforehand. iii. While profitable, move industry was tightly regulated, especially in terms of movie content 1. Didn’t have 1 st amendment protection a. Mutual film corporation vs. Ohio i. 1915 ii. Film is a business pure and simple, originated and conducted for profit. 2. Industry self-regulation: Hays Code a. No anti-hero, no crime or wrong-doing, evil or sin.
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b. Correct standards of life, subject only to requirements of drama and entertainment, shall be presented
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