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Study Guide: Exam #2 Media Culture and Society, spring, 2009 1. Chapter 7: Motion Pictures a. Power of movies to spark public debates b. The power of the cocoon experience c. Types of movie products:   FEATURE FILMS, ANIMATED FILMS, DOCUMENTARIES, d. Development of the studio system:  HANDFUL OF CO. HAD CONTROL OF MOVIES e. Major shifts in ways and places we view movies-- f. Major/minor studios  MAJOR: PARAMOUNT. DISNEY, COLUMBIA, 20 TH  CENTURY  FOX, UNIVERSAL, WARNER           MINOR: MIRAMAX, LIONS GATE, DREAMWORKS, UNITED  ARTISTS  g. Contrary trends: the rise of blockbusters and of independent films— STUDIO EXECS  h. Ways in which movies can perpetuate or disrupt stereotypes i. Class notes/discussions on  Daughters of the Dust ;-- SHOULD FILMS BE JUDGED BY  POPULARITY OR ARTISTIC MERITS?   The Jazz Singer— FIRST FEATURE SOUND  MOVIE  and  Mammy ;--  PAINTED FACES  and  Prairie Home Companion-- MINNESOTA 2. Chapter 8: Radio a. The ubiquity and power of radio-- b. Commercial Terrestrial Radio— THE INDUSTRY BASED ON AUDIO TRANSMISSION  FROM LAND-BASED TOWERS, AS OPPOSED TO TRANSMISSION VIA SATELITE   c. Localism— ISSUING BROADCAST LICENSES FOR SERVICE TO A SPECIFIED  d. Concept of the trusteeship of the airwaves – GOVT SERVES AS A TRUSTEE FOR THE  PUBLICS INTEREST IN REGULATING BROADCASTING; SO DO THE LICENSED  STATION OWNERS. e.
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