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Unformatted text preview: Toy becomes commodity Why was it popular? It captured motion Other forms of entertainment set the climate for realism Film did it better Few demands in language, good for immigrants and lower class Cheaper than theater Films show us how to live Socializing force Movies were accessible and clean Accessed shared feelings, part of a whole Tapped into dream life, what we want/daydream about o Movies are dreaming Work out unresolved problems Movies and dreams are visual Movies are better because you do it together o Producer financial o Distributor gets it into theaters o Exhibitor rents reels o Movies first shown in Vaudeville Collection of skits...
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