305.CHC.gangster-CASABLANCA. short version

305.CHC.gangster-CASABLANCA. short version - Classical...

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Unformatted text preview: Classical Hollywood: Studios, Stars, Genre and Casablanca 2 parts 1) The Classical Hollywood System (CHC) & Stars 2) Stars and Genre Casablanca Casablanca Why? Oscar for Best Picture of 1942 Second film named to the U.S. Library of Congress National Film Registry #2 in the AFIs list of 100 greatest films of all time (after Citizen Kane ) Casablanca Director, Michael Curtiz studio director Star vehicle with Bogart Consummate example of Hollywoods Golden Age, its Classical Era Part 1 - Classical Hollywood & Stars Part 1 - Classical Hollywood Distinct historical period spanning the 1920s through the 1940s Different from today in many ways mostly because of its consistency and coherence. Important because of its combination of Industrial and aesthetic traits Key to Classical Hollywoods success: Studio System everything in one place Economies of scale Vertical integration of the U.S. market production distribution exhibition (theaters) Recognition of audiences likes and dislikes - Stars The studio powers Big Five fully integrated major studios MGM Paramount 20 th Century Fox Warner Bros. RKO Little Three minor studios (no theaters) Universal Columbia United Artists Studio System of market control The Big Eight producer-distributors: owned most of the crucial first-run theaters controlled the flow of product through the rest of the nations theaters Shared one anothers films and first-run theaters locked out significant competition in both the distribution and exhibition sectors Studio System of production factory-based, mass-production system contract talent star system house style geared to star-genre...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2011 for the course RTF 305 taught by Professor Nasr during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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