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persistence of vision
People can see motion in rapidly moving pictures b/c of the physiological phenomenon known as
William Dickson
Thomas Edison sought profit from Eadweard Muybridge's discovery of how to make motion pictures. He gave the task of improving the process to his top scientist: ____
The first motion picture camera, permitting the photgraphing of 40 frames a second
Hannibal Goodwin
Celluloid roll film was developed in 1887 by: ___
Thomas Edison
The first motion picture studio was built in New Jersey by: ___
Thomas Armat
Edison bought the patent for an advanced film projector from U.S. inventor: ___
The Great Train Robbery
the first film to utilize editing, intercutting of scenes, and a mobile camera to tell a story
In 1908, Thomas Edison united the 10 companies that held all the necessary patents for film production into the Motion Pictures Patents Company (MPPC), which was often simply called
Lights of New York
the first all-sound movie, released in 1928
motion picture production code
the MPPDA established a set of guidelines for what was and was not acceptable in movies, called ___
vertical integration
the control of a film's production, distribution, and exhibition by a movie studio
Paramount Decision
the 1948 Supreme Court decision that outlawed vertical intergration
independent studios
the majority of movies that make it to the U.S. theater screens are produced by
major studios
the large bulk of annual ticket sales, 80%-90%, is generated by movies produced by
Easy Rider
the modern independent film boom is said to have been started by the film ___
blockbuster mentality
modern filmmaking characterized by reduced risk taking and formulaic movies
concept films
movies that can be described in one line and are thus easy to promote and market
merchandise tie-in
the linking of consumer products with popular movies
The Beastie Boys
_____ refuses to allow its music to be used in advertising
point-to-point communication
Marconi's intrest in developing wireless transmission was ___
Lee DeForest's major contribution to the history of radio, other than the invention of the audion tube, was the development and popularization of the use of radio for ___
Thomas Edison
the first "talking machine" or sound-recording method was developed in 1887 by: ___
Radio Music Box Memo
In 1916, David Sarnoff sent to his superiors at American Marconi his ideas on how to make radio a "household utility." This now famous memo is called the ___
Radio Corporation of America
immediately after WWI, the U.S. government, concerned that the development of radio would be delayed by patent fights and that its future would be controlled by a foreign company (British Marconi), established a government-sanctioned monopoly to run radio called ___
Wireless Ship Act of 1910
the first instance of U.S. government regulation of radio was the ____, passed soon after the passengers of the sinking ship Republic were saved b/c that vessel was equipped with a radio
the public
The Radio Act of 1927 ensured that the airwaves belonged to ___
sale of receivers
in its earliest days, the radio industry earned income though ___
stations that link themselves to a national broadcast network for the purpose of airing its programs
when, in 1943, the government ordered NBC to divest itself of one of its networks, it sold NBC Blue to Edward Noble, who renamed it ___
Biltmore Agreement
In radio's early days, newspapers attempted to deny stations access to their material. The two media industries settled their differences, agreeing to time and length restrictions on radio news, in the 1933 ___