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Blockbusters and Indie Films November 11, 2010 I. The Industry Responds to the Crisis A. Downsizing B. Competing with Television 1. Emphasizing Spectacle (Color, 3-D, CinemaScope, Stereo) 2. Drive-ins C. The Rise of Art House Theaters (Ingmar Bergman, Kenji Mizoguchi) II. Mode of Independent Production A. Creating the Package—centrality of the producer and importance of agents 1. Lining things up (scripts-personnel-distribution deal-facilities and equipment) 2. Temporary corporations B. Deficit financing C. Splitting profits & repaying debts (first, second, and third Money) III. Jaws A. Production 1. Proven commodity: you have to go big, spend money to make money Bring in a big actor ex Will Farrell Using a successful book 2. B-movie genres: central genre in the blockbuster era, ex. Star Wars Teenagers were the ones who went to the movies and went several times Targeted younger audiences who like fiction and action 3. Importance of spectacle and f/x: spend a lot of money on explosions and effects
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course COM 143 taught by Professor Becker during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.

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