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TEST 4 - Film The amazing Mr. Edison and Mr. Dickson o...

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Unformatted text preview: Film The amazing Mr. Edison and Mr. Dickson o Thomas A. Edison First practical motion picture camera and viewing device o William Dickson Continuous loop of film fed by sprockets in a camera Kinetoscope Parlors: the first theatres o Holland brothers open first parlor in 1894 The Nickelodeons o Combination of projection and coin-operated machines o An afternoon of entertainment for a nickel o Popular with people in lower economic classes o Movies considered to be low-culture stigma against film actors Origins of Film o The advent of the crank o George Melies/ Lumiere Bros. (French) Changing backgrounds and Costumes 15-20 min long o The rise of Hollywood Edwin S. Porter: creates the Film Nar rative o the greats train robbery (1903) D.W. Griffith and the making of the celebrity o Mary Pickford- virtuous/always won o Lillian Gish The Star System: Movies Spread Consumer Culture o Movie Stars become idols of consumption: The disappearing H istory o Films have disappeared o Disintegration Chemicals Exposure to air moisture o Absent accounting Sheer volume of production Poor paper work Greed/selfish interests Filmatic News o Rise of newsreels o seeing the news 1912 Silent, 5 minutes, 4-5 stories o World wars Used extensively by the U.S. and Third Reich prelude to war o Documentary History channel The Roaring 20s o Movies ran the gamut from swashbuckling adventure, comedy both slapstick and sexy, horror and drama. The Movies Talk o 1929s Jazz Singer introduces sound to the audience The 30s and 40s o The power of the studio system Production, distribution, and exhibition o Big movies/ small movies Theatre owners were forced into showing small movies so they could get the big ones o Movie palaces were popular Got middle/upper class folks into the theaters Mid-city theatres rise o Hays Code o People forget the depression through film o Color gone with the wind (1939), wizard of Oz (1939) o Wartime Propaganda ? The 50s and 60s o Politics and Hollywood collide Hollywood ten A group of Hollywood artists that were persecuted for being communists Paramount decision-1948 o Science plays a role Big bug movies: them (1954), Tarantula (1955), Godzilla (1954) o Teenager begins to dominate the scene rebel without a cause=James Dean , blackboard Jungle (1954) o Competition The rise of widescreen (1952) More adult content Less newsreels...
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2011 for the course MC 64842 taught by Professor Sanders during the Spring '10 term at LSU.

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TEST 4 - Film The amazing Mr. Edison and Mr. Dickson o...

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