Ch.6 Mass Comm

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Ch. 6 Mass Comm- Movies The kinetograph and kinetoscope were both movie making devices perfected by Thomas Edison in the late 1800’s. The first motion picture studio was created by Edison in New Jersey. We perceive the images to be in motion “The Great Train Robbery” was made in 1903; multiple cameras, point of views, and made in montage Edward Mobridge, a British photographer, made “Horse in Motion” in 1870. As movies and actors became more popular, actors and actresses needed to hire agents in order to represent their interests. “The Jazz Singer” is the 1 st movie that really incorporated sound into the movie itself. Once TV become popular in the 60’s, the movie industry comes up w/ new ways to draw people to the theatres; such as drive-in movies, better sound systems, and better themes that TV couldn’t bring the people. The first blockbuster of movies was “Jaws” in 1975; Steven Spielberg was 27 when he
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Unformatted text preview: directed the film. The budget was $12 million to make and it took 159 days to shoot in entirety. • More money is made today from DVD and VCR sales than from the actual movie theatres. • The American Film Industry dominates the world’s movies scene. 80% of the world’s movie revenue is collected by the U.S. • India also produces the most movies of any country in the world, which is around 800 per year. • 6 main studios that make 90% of the money from movies: Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros, Disney, 20 th Century Fox, and Universal • Most movie theatres are owned by the large, corporate chains like AMC • Studios are increasingly gaining control of preproduction, production, and distribution of movies today • 36,000 theatres are open in the United States today...
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