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Semester 2 2000-2001
A/P Ian Gordon
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Study Guide Four
The Motion Picture Industry
Joseph Turow, Media Today: An Introduction to Mass Communication (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999), Chapter 11, pp227-235; Chapter 12. RBR Holdings
1) What makes a film popular? Why do you choose to see one film but not another?
2) How might a movie influence public policy? Give examples.
3) Does U.S. media need to be controlled?
What lessons can we draw in this area from the experience of U.S. motion
Please post your
answers to the discussion questions to the AS3217
Forum on the IVLE page.
After completing the reading you should be able to answer the following questions.
1) What is a backend deal?
2) What was block booking?
3) What was the studio system?
4) What is P & A?
5) What is wide release?
6) What is a genre?
7) What is Film Noir?
8) What are A and B movies?
Students can look at early films of Thomas Edison over the internet from this link: Edison Films
Self Test 12
Birth of a Nation is available from the IVLE page for this module. http://ivle.nus.edu.sg/multimedia/medialist.asp?courseid=AS3217