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Film : the democratic art

Author: Garth Jowett
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1976.
Series: American Film Institute series.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garth Jowett
ISBN: 0316473707 9780316473705
OCLC Number: 1735402
Description: xx, 518 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The agents of change; the changing face of America --
Pt. 1: The recreation revolution --
The new "mass" media --
Recreation and entertainment at the turn of the century --
The development of recreational activity --
Notes --
Pt. 2: Enter the movies! --
The search for pictorial realism --
The origins of an industry --
The first motion picture audiences --
The content of early motion pictures --
Special studies and statistics --
Notes --
Pt. 3: The development of an industry, 1909-1918 --
Integration of the movie industry --
The star system --
The feature film --
The motion picture palace --
The content of motion pictures, 1909-1918 --
The movies and the first world war --
Notes --
Pt. 4: The initial response --
Progressivism and the movies --
The moral and social issues --
The child and the motion picture --
The motion picture and health --
Movie morals and manners --
The motion picture in education and religion --
The motion picture as symbol --
The movies in print --
The Birth of a Nation controversy --
Notes --
Pt. 5: The movies censored --
The first attempts at motion picture censorship --
Local or municipal censorship --
State censorship --
The Supreme Court decision of 1915 --
Federal censorship and regulation --
The Seabury proposal --
The national board of review --
The uniform standards problem --
The fight against censorship --
Notes --
Pt. 6: The social setting for control, 1918-1930 --
The child, movies and crime --
Education and the motion picture problem --
The community and the motion picture --
The industry retreats --
Notes --
Pt. 7: The Hays office, 1922-1933 --
The Hays office and censorship --
The Hays office and public relations --
The open door --
The federal motion picture council --
Women's organizations and the motion picture industry --
The Hays office--success or failure? --
Notes --
Pt. 8: The industrial setting for control, 1920-1933 --
The content of American films, 1922-1933 --
The coming of sound --
Prohibition and the motion picture audience, 1919-1936 --
The criticism of sound films --
Industry developments and the critics --
Block-booking --
Block-booking: an evaluation --
The American film abroad --
The "Great American Art" --
Notes --
Pt. 9: Social science and the motion picture --
The Toledo study --
Social science, delinquency and the movies --
The Pitkin "Formula", 1931 --
The Mitchell study, 1929 --
The Payne fund studies, 1933 --
Notes --
Pt. 10: The motion picture controlled --
The attempt at self-regulation --
The motion picture production code --
Attempts at local control --
The NRA code, 1933-1935 --
The Catholic legion of decency --
The success of the legion of decency --
The machinery of the legion --
The response of the industry --
Notes --
Pt. 11: America at the movies, 1930-1941 --
The movies as recreation --
Margaret Thorp's America at the movies --
Leo Rosten's Hollywood --
The movies as influence --
The movies as educator --
The consent decree (1940) --
The controlled motion picture --
Special studies --
Notes --
Part 12: Hollywood goes to war, 1939-1945 --
The movies enter politics --
The movies as propaganda --
The movies at war, 1942-1945 --
The movies and morale --
The "beachhead bijou" --
Movies on the home front --
The movies' contribution: an evaluation --
The "why we fight" films --
The movies and "world understanding" --
The movies in the postwar period --
Hollywood and World War II: an assessment --
Notes --
Pt. 13: The decline of an institution --
The broken promise --
The audience examined --
The state of the industry, 1946-1950 --
Television and the motion picture industry --
The impact of television: a statistical analysis --
The drive-in theater --
The industry fights back --
Epics, wide-screen, and 3-D --
Notes --
Pt. 14: The meaning of Hollywood --
The content of films, 1946-1960 --
The problem film and movie influence --
The movies psychoanalyzed --
The American movie audience --
The growth of the "art" movie --
The meaning of Hollywood --
Hollywood: the dream factory --
Hollywood and the American image abroad --
Special studies --
Notes --
Pt. 15: The decline of control --
The HUAC hearings, 1947-1952 --
The code under attack --
Ruth Inglis's Freedom of the movies --
Changes in the Code --
The fight against censorship: The miracle --
Decision --
Censorship defeated --
The Times case --
The demise of the Code --
The moon is blue v. the Code --
The move to classification --
Special studies --
Notes --
Pt. 16: The uncertain future --
The state of the industry --
Hollywood international --
Hollywood and television --
The "new" Hollywood --
The attempt to classify --
The new freedom --
The Supreme Court's indecision --
The public and the movies --
The black films --
The movies today --
The discovery of the movies --
Notes.
Series Title: American Film Institute series.
Responsibility: Garth Jowett ; for the American Film Institute.

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