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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 ___

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