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  • Foreign Films The Special Effects
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    Despite the fact that Hollywood films are popular all over the world, many believe that foreign films are better. Critics dislike of Hollywood films is due to the straight-line plots of the films in which nothing is left unclear, unsettling or unexplained and every shot is justified by a link to strictest cause and effect. Hollywood films are often viewed as dulling the mind. In this country people generally view films for mere entertainment. Many recent films support this stereotype of American...
  • Classical Studio Films
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    The Hollywood studio system developed as an orgizational response to the introduction and refinement of the full-length feature film. Distinguished by high degrees of specialization and vertical integration, the studio system differed from the old structure and methods of movie production. The increase in running time and the strong emphasis on narrative structure of the feature film strained the capacities of the early film industry to deal with its new aesthetic dimensions at a time of rapid g...
  • Film And Music
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    Film critic, Michael Medved is aware that by publishing his book, "Hollywood verses America", he will not only enrage mostly everyone in the show business industry, but he will also loose some of his friends because of what he wrote. His strongly opinionated critique of popular culture examines the recent shift in the content of today's television, films, music and art. He has gathered statistics and opinions as well as shared personal experiences, all to illustrate one major point; popular cult...
  • Hollywood Film Companies
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    Film History In the Silent Era: The Worker Management Techniques and Capitalist Vertical Integration Within Hollywood By Phil Beauregard The film industry would have never taken the direction it did without the incorporation of certain worker management techniques and capitalist vertical integration pioneered by the founders of Hollywood. The methods of operation that Hollywood established in the realms of production, manufacturing, exhibition and distribution of film has shaped the face of the ...
  • Difference Between Rock Hudson And Roy Fitzgerald
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    While the Hollywood film industry faced a decline from 1946-1960, Rock Hudson's star was on the rise. In fact, by 1958, he had arrived. From then, until 1965 Rock Hudson was Hollywood's golden boy. In 1959 The Hollywood Foreign Press declared Rock Hudson 'the worlds most favorite male star' ("Rock Hudson" 19). In the next five years, Rock would receive this honor four more times. It wasn't just the Hollywood Foreign Press that appreciated Rock, in one interview Rock accredited his fans for recog...
  • Classical Hollywood Cinema Studies The Key Concepts
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    Film Studies Assignment 1 Classical and Post-Classical Hollywood Cinema Table of contents INTRODUCTION 3 CLASSICAL HOLLYWOOD 4 Classical Gender Representation 4 Classical Style, form and content 5 GENRE TRANSFORMATION AND POST-CLASSICAL HOLLYWOOD 5 REFERENCES 8 BIBLIOGRAPHY 9 FILMOGRAPHY 10 INTRODUCTION During the course of this essay it is my intention to discuss the differences between Classical Hollywood and post-Classical Hollywood. Although these terms refer to theoretical movements of whic...
  • Hollywood's Attack On Religion
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    Hollywood's Attack on Religion The section that I have chosen to analyze from the book Hollywood vs. America is 'The Attack on Religion. ' In this part of the book, Michael Medveddiscusses the shift in attitude Hollywood has made toward religion, from acceptable to contemptible. He takes a look at the messages being sent in films, music and television in the last 15 to 20 years and analyzes their effects. In general, Hollywood depicts religion in an unfavorable manner, according to Medved. Moreo...
  • Films Of The Cold War
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    The Cold War had an incredibly profound effect on the United States. It effected the country politically, economically, as well as culturally. Use High Noon as an allegory of the 1950's to examine issues of conformity, individualism, community, and political commitment in the context of Congressional investigations such as that of HUAC into the activities of the Hollywood 10. In this scenario, Marshal Will Kane represents individuals who were willing to confront the political investigations of H...
  • Gallipoli As Part Of A National Cinema
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    Gallipoli is the tragic tale of two Australian men, Frank Dunne and Archie Hamilton, who both enlisted to join the Gallipoli campaign overseas. The film follows the two men from their time as competitors in a sprint races to Perth for enlistment the light horse. The film itself isn't so much a 'war' film as it is a film dealing with attitudes of Australians through particular individuals towards war in 1915. The story is told through the continued themes within the film such as competitiveness, ...
  • Audience Of The Classical Hollywood Film
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    Identifying Heroes: The Godfather and Pulp Fiction The form of Classical Hollywood films is, first and foremost, invisible. In a Classical Hollywood film, the narrative is foremost, and style serves the narrative. Camera angles, lighting and editing patterns such as the shot / reverse -shot pattern aim to give us the best possible perspective on the unfolding events (1). These events are arranged in a strongly causality-oriented linear narrative, with one event causing the next. This narrative i...
  • Films Of The Hollywood Director Artists
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    1970's Hollywood has been characterized as a "renaissance" and a "revolutionary" decade, mostly because of the exceptional artistic and personal filmmaking that flourished in the early part of the decade after a period of industrial decline in the '60's, and that found popular acceptance with a young, critically attuned audience craving something new. As Warren Beatty put it, the "lunatics" were briefly "running the asylum", as young directors, writers, and actors gained a measure of creative fr...
  • Portrayal Of Homosexuals In Film
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    The word "homosexual" means pertaining to, characteristic of, or exhibiting sexual desire for others of one's own sex (Mifflin 1980). Other terms that are synonyms for this word are gay or lesbian. The word "gay" usually pertains to a male while the word "lesbian" pertains to a female. Homosexuality on the whole is shunned by American society. People sometimes tend to take a holier than thou attitude when it comes to the issue of homosexuality. A plethora of myths surrounds the entire concept of...
  • American Film Industry S
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    Introduction In 1936, President Franklin announced that Americans had a! ^0 rendezvous with destiny! +/-, and in the 1940's, American domestic film audience reached its highest peak ever, and the! ^0 yearly box office receipts of 1.75 billion dollars broke all previous records before 1946! +/-. But all that changed in the next decades, as the massive changes in lifestyle accompanying suburban migration and the related family / housing /baby boom, and as! (R) watching TV! rapidly replaced! (R) go...
  • Golden Era Of Hollywood Film
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    Censorship and Hollywood have always come hand in hand. Often a continuing topic of discourse in relation to the medium of film For a period of approxamatley 20 years from the thirties to the fifties Hollywood commercial cinema was subjected to a rigorous censorship laws. Several factors attributed to the rise of the production code. One of the major issues that determined a change in censorship etHics at the time were a rash of high publicised scandals involving big name stars that were to tarn...
  • Griffin Murder David
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    The Hollywood players are the writers, directors, executives, actors, etc. Basically, it's a game. A game of fame, agreed, success and money. The movie, the player gives us a glimpse into the shady,'s honky, world, that is Hollywood. Most of my generation, though, I hate to admit it, are a product of Hollywood. We grant believing in Hollywood, as this perfect place, where everything is a happy ending. The player has really opens my eyes to the corruption and gluttony which lies behind the scenes...

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