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The film industry

Author: Roman Espejo
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2009.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of articles discussing various aspects of motion pictures, including the social effects, ratings and regulation and the future of film.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roman Espejo
ISBN: 9780737743647 0737743646 9780737743630 0737743638 9780737743630
OCLC Number: 262429638
Description: 220 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch.1 How does the film industry affect society? : Movie violence may be harmful / David Thomson --
Movie violence may decrease violent crime / Gordon Dahl, Stefano DellaVigna --
The film industry may influence at-risk behavior / Hasantha Gunasekera, Simon Chapman, Sharon Campbell --
The film industry should not be blamed for at-risk behavior / David Goldenberg --
Hollywood films are racist / Joe R. Feagin --
Minority representation in Hollywood films is improving / Michael E. Ross --
Hollywood films export negative aspects of American culture / Nathan Gardels, Mike Medavoy --
Hollywood films are multinational enterprises / Hans Erik Nœss. Ch.2 Are film ratings effective? : MPAA ratings are effective / Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) --
MPAA ratings are not effective / Rod Gustafson --
Violence, sex, and profanity in MPAA-rated movies is increasing / Steve Persall --
Violence, sex, and profanity in MPAA-rated movies has remained the same / Steven D. Greydanus. Ch.3 Is the film industry appropriately regulated? : MPAA regulation prevents federal censorship of the film industry / Jesse Walker --
MPAA regulation censors the film industry / Kirby Dick --
The film industry has become over-commercialized / Robin Good --
The level of commercialism in the film industry has not changed / Joanne Weintraub. Ch.4 What is the future of the film industry? : Piracy threatens the future of the film industry / Annlee Ellingson --
The piracy threat to the film industry has been exaggerated / Michael Geist --
Digital movies are the future of the film industry / Steven Ascher --
Movie theaters are adapting to changes in the film industry / Andy Serwer --
Home entertainment technologies decrease movie attendance / Laura M. Holson --
Movie attendance increases during recessions / David Germain. How does the film industry affect society? Movie violence may be harmful / David Thomson --
Movie violence may decrease violent crime / Gordon Dahl and Stefano DellaVigna --
The film industry may influence at-risk behavior / Hasantha Gunasekera, Simon Chapman, and Sharon Campbell --
The film industry should not be blamed for at-risk behavior / David Goldenberg --
Hollywood films Are racist / Joe R. Feagin --
Minority representation in Hollywood films Is improving / Michael E. Ross --
Hollywood films export negative aspects of American culture / Nathan Gardels and Mike Medavoy --
Hollywood films are multinational enterprises / Hans Erik Naess --
Are film ratings effective? MPAA ratings are effective MPAA. MPAA ratings are not effective / Rod Gustafson --
Violence, sex, and profanity in MPAA-rated movies is increasing / Steve Persall --
Violence, sex, and profanity in MPAA-rated movies has remained the same / Steven D. Greydanus --
Is the film industry appropriately regulated? MPAA regulation prevents federal censorship of the film --
industry / Jesse Walker --
MPAA regulation censors the film industry / Kirby Dick --
The film industry has become over-commercialized / Robin Good --
The level of commercialism in the film industry has not changed / Joanne Weintraub --
What is the future of the film industry? Piracy threatens the future of the film industry / Annlee Ellingson --
The piracy threat to the film industry has been exaggerated / Michael Geist --
The future of independent film Is uncertain / Mark Gill --
The successes of independent films can justify the financial failures / John August --
Digital movies are the future of the film industry / Steven Ascher --
DVDs will not become obsolete / Chris Taylor --
Movie theaters are adapting to changes in the film industry / Andy Serwer --
Home entertainment technologies decrease movie attendance / Laura M. Holson --
Movie attendance increases during recessions / David Germain.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Roman Espejo, book editor.

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A collection of articles discussing various aspects of motion pictures, including the social effects, ratings and regulation and the future of film.

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