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Ying Li Prof. Kashani Film 100 Oct. 19, 2008 Chapter 9 American Cinema as a System 1. It has two reasons: to make money and to sustain their power. The system controlled every aspect of the industry: production, distribution, and Exhibition of cinema. 2. In a secret meeting at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York they agreed on instituting a list known as the Black List. Any known or suspected Communist sympathizer would be blacklisted and not allowed to work in the industry. Fearing loss of business many studio executives decided to take action to protect the industry, and resorted to the cowardly act of self-censorship. 3. Like our book’s example for myth of patriarchy. It makes me thinking of the movie I have seen in the class. It is an India movie, and it mostly talks about the gay relationship, but it also reflects the patriarchy in the society. Although the society is advancing, the concept of man dominant is still in most people’s head in the reality. It raises the problem of social bias, and let people to think what the
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