Test 2 Notes - 2-23CasablancaOscar for best picture in...

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Unformatted text preview: 2-23CasablancaOscar for best picture in 1942Second film be named to the US library of CongressNumber 2 on AFI 100 greatest moviesConglomerate example of Hollywoods Golden Age, classical HollywoodClassical HollywoodDistinct historical period 1920s-1940sKeys to successoStudio systemoVertical integration of the US marketProductionDistributionExhibition (Theaters)130 million = population at the time; theaters sold 80-100 million a tickets a weekThe Studio PowersBig Five fully integratedoMGMoParamounto20thCentury FoxoWarner BrothersoRFO Little Three minor studiosoUniversaloColumbia oUnited ArtistsBig 8: producers distributorsOwned most of the crucial first run marketsControlled the flow of product through the rest of the nations theatersShared one anothers films and first run theatersLocked out significant competition in both the distribution and exhibition sectorsStudio System of productionFactory based, mass- produced systemContract talentStar systemhouse-style geared to star-genre formulasBIG 8oShared one anothers films and theatersoLoaned out their top talent to one anotherHollywoods Post War Collapse1948 Paramount DecreeoTheater chain divorcementoMarket reformsRise of commercial network TVSuburban migrationoBabies, family, housing boomStep decline in movie goingoLate 40s to early 50s1950s studios respondRapid shift to independent productionStudio strategyoAbandon mass productionoFocus on financing and distributingoProduce fewer but bigger films Major studios come to terms with TVoSyndication of old filmsCasablanca, Warner Bros, and Classical HollywoodWarner tradition of urban crime filmso1930 gangster filmso1940 hardboiled detective Hollywoods coversion to war productionWWII era of Hollywoods classical ear peakedThe Mallese Falcon (1941)Bogarts defining, breakthrough roleHardboiled detective film as Warner Bros answer to the production code protests about valorizing gangersBogarts tough guy a man in the middle?oPoised between the authorities and criminal elementoDevelops his own codeCasablanca Initiated in Dec 1941, right after Pearl HarborKey film in Warner Bros conversion to war productionExcellent example of Warners adaptability to changing social and economic conditions in terms of the studiooStar systemoGenre systemoFilm style2 stories: lovers and war2/25History of Video and TVHistorical Overview of broadcast in USo3 moments in American broadcastPeriod of radio amateursThe creation of RCARise of Commercial NetworksRadioTV1. Period of AmateursAmateur radio: unrestricted usage of airwaves for broadcastingBy hobbyists, inventors, and entrepreneurs Omni-directional, interactive public use (goes in all directions)Free demographic, exchange of ideasTitanic Disaster 1912Turning point in history of radioRadio used from coast to ship or ship to ship...
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This note was uploaded on 06/24/2011 for the course RTF 305 taught by Professor Nasr during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Test 2 Notes - 2-23CasablancaOscar for best picture in...

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