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film & politics midterm
Terms in this set (16)
man of the year
Laura Linney as Eleanor Green. Her character discovers the malfunction with the algorithm and seeks to expose the corruption of the company.
modern hollywood & capitalism
MPAA controls 90% of big films. CEO's don't have as much power as we think...it's the stockholders. "Hollywood" doesn't really exist anymore, most of the decisions are made in New York etc.
The first permanent movie theatre in America, which was converted from a store, opened in 1905; it was called a nickelodeon because admission to the theatre (odeon in Greek) cost a nickel.
duality employed in the Pilaggi et al analysis
American dream as hopeful versus cautionary
see power handout.
Results of U.S. v Paramount (1948), especially in theater ownership, Franklin, chapter 2
their verdict went against the movie studios, forcing all of them to divest themselves of their movie theater chains
Speed (frames per second) of modern film
24 frames per second
The Best Years of our Lives: names of the three leading male characters & their identities
Harold Russel (petty officer Homer Parrish), Dana Andrews (Captain Fred Derry), Frederic March (as Al Stephenson)
The Big Short: male leading actor, his name and the name of his character
Christian Bale (as Michael Burry)
Theme, element of a film
the dominant idea of the film
that may be a moral principle, an emotional
situation or an intellectual concept. Theme in A
Face in the Crowd: Power corrupts and
absolute power corrupts absolutely
True inventor of film camera & projector
George Eastman (photographic film), Kennedy Laury Dickson (motion picture camera), Auguste & Louis Lumiere (projector)
Two films only: meaning of this lesson
Despite all the political films that are created, they rarely actually change the politics of America. The only two that Settich thinks has are Birth of a Nation and Hillary the Movie
What approach did Mel Brooks employ to racism in Blazing Saddles?
satire. He made the racist people in the film so outrageously stupid and his message was that racism is the same.
Where are My Children: Male star & director
Male lead: Tyrone Power Sr (as district attorney)
director: Phillip Smalley & Lois Weber
Which "war films" that we discussed were really anti-war films?
"All Quiet on the Western Front", "Wings"
Which paid better for those who originated the mortgages? ARMs or fixed rate?
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