Chapter 9: Entertainment
Terms in this set (48)
When did entertainment evolve as part of human culture?
before the emergence of written human history
The core categories of media entertainment remain
storytelling and music
Entertainment came into the age of mass communication and began to reach large, mass audiences with the introduction of
Johannes Gutenberg's movable type.
Broad thematic categories of media content are called
Which of the following would NOT be considered a thematic genre of entertainment?
Which of these entertainment categories contains the clearest genres within itself?
The youngest woman to ever make the Forbes list of the 100 Most Influential Females in the world was
Attending a Broadway show, you would be witnessing an example of
A live, on-site performance is said to be a(n)
What is the primary difference separating and authentic performance from a mediated performance?
A blockbuster movie shown on television would be considered
Special adjustments made to ensure that the message of a performance will be effectively delivered by mass media transform the performance into
a mediated message
Which came first in the ongoing waves of popular television content?
What is the ultimate determinant of genre trends?
Rhythm and blues emerged from early black music during the
1930s and 1940s
Hillbilly music had its origins in the
English ballads and ditties brought to rural Appalachia
Early rock 'n' rock music can be best understood as an evolution that sprang from
Sam Phillips was important in the emergence of rock 'n' roll because he
discovered Elvis Presley.
What happened immediately after Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks criticized President George Bush for the Iraq War?
Their music was banned from many radio stations.
What was the response of major recording labels when independent producers introduced rap music?
They initially missed the significance of it.
Sports as popular media content can be traced to
regular coverage in James Gordon Bennett's New York Herald.
Celebrity coverage of sports began in 1910 with prize-fighter John L. Sullivan covering a title heavyweight fight in
the New York Times.
In 1921, Pittsburgh radio station KDKA was the first to carry what type of programming?
play-by-play baseball games
Who created Sports Illustrated?
Roone Arledge created what popular sports program for ABC in 1961?
Wide World of Sports
What was Les Brown describing when he said, "At once topical and entertaining, performed live and suspensefully without a script, peopled with heroes and villains, full of action and human interest and lanced with pageantry and ritual"?
Which sports event attracts the largest worldwide television audience?
In recent years, the major television networks have come to view sports programming as
How big is the U.S. sex industry?
$8 billion to $10 billion in revenues a year.
What Irish classic was originally banned in the U.S. because of its sexual content until a 1930 court decision?
What is the difference between obscene material and pornographic material?
Obscene material can be banned by the government, while pornography cannot.
What does Miller Standard define?
which sexual content is protected from government bans
In order for material to be banned as obscene,
it must fail all three of the tests set fourth by the Miller Standard.
Which of the following is NOT protected by the First Amendment?
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling against Sam Ginsberg, a New York sandwich shop owner, remains the legal basis for
laws prohibiting the sale of pornographic material to children.
What was the upshot of the Pacifica case?
Broadcasters became more careful of their content at times that children might be listening.
Which comedian was at the heart of the Pacifica case?
In response to criticism about sex and violence in video games, the gaming industry has
devised a rating system with "EC" for early childhood and "AO" for adults only.
What is an auteur?
a movie-maker whose cinematic contributions are significant and original
Who of the following figures in film-making would NOT be considered an auteur?
Movies produced by Hollywood's studio system and the romance novels published by Harlequin are both examples of
The term "pulp fiction" was first coined to denote
inexpensively produced short novels.
According to the descriptions in the textbook, the television show Dancing with the Stars would be classified as an example of
Who categorized cultural and artistic works along socioeconomic and intellectual lines to draw distinctions between high-culture, and low-culture audiences?
The Taliban has driven a once robust movie industry underground in what country?
Susan Sontag wrote "On Culture and the New Sensibility" that
said pop art has cultural and social value.
A lowbrow audience would most likely read
What word became popular during the 1960s after elitist began to accept Susan Sontag's view that pop art could have artistic and cultural merit?