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Lecture twice - -competing studios(fox Felix the...

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Film Studies: we should be up to about 200 pgs in the text… oh god. Paramount: president of Adolf Zuko Paramount studios reopens: (1928) -Walter Wanger - monte bell -close to broadway? -robert florey -Screen tests for new talent? -How much experimenting do we really want? Monte bell wrote Charley Chapman’s autobiography Both bell and Florey were collaborators with Chapman and were known for this association. Paramount studios operated in a sound-proof box on a stage in Astoria. They draped it in curtains and sweated under 1,000 watt light bulbs with no air conditioning or anything that produced noise. Paramount NY studio 1929-32: Directors: -George Abbott -George Cukor -Ruuben Mamoulian Writers: -Preston Sturges Actors: -Jeanne Eagles -Claudette Colbert -Fredric March -Miriam Hopkins -Tallulah Brothers -Marx Brothers Next Lecture: MASS PRODUCTION: In cartoons. Animation History -William randalph hearst -Newspaper tie-ins (krazy kat)
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Unformatted text preview: -competing studios (fox Felix the Cat:-Original character created for film-Pat Sullivan and otto Mesmer-Simplified backgrounds -“Personality Animation”-Impossible Gags-Self Referential “Artist Content”-Merchandising (new business model) Max and Dave Fleischer-Cartoonists and technical illustrators-Started with Bray- Form own studio, 1921-“Out of the Inkwell” West Coast (Disney):-Illustration, not caricature-Emphasis on plot and character-“Realism” in mode of Hollywood features 1928 “Steamboat Willie” 1933 “three little pigs” Fleischer Sound-Paramount contract-“Betty Boop” (1930--)-“Popeye” (1933--)-Human Characters-Urban music and situations Fleischer Strike, 1937-Studio to Miami, 1938-Feature Films: competition for Disney-Gulliver’s travels (1939)-Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941)-“Superman” series (1941- )...
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