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The studio system : Film in the television age

Author: Chris RodleyPeter CoyoteJohn LithgowGreg MartinelliMolly OrnatiAll authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : FoxVideo [distributor], ©1995.
Series: American cinema, 4.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using Paramount Pictures as a case study, this program looks at the "factory system" perfected by major film studios in 1930s Hollywood. By the 1950s a new Hollywood emerged owned by huge corporations interested primarily in profit. Charlton Heston and Harrison Ford and others discuss the conflict between industry and artistry and the challenges facing studios today. Part 8 traces Hollywood's initial fear of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Interviews
Named Person: Charlton Heston; Harrison Ford; Harrison Ford; Charlton Heston
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Rodley; Peter Coyote; John Lithgow; Greg Martinelli; Molly Ornati; Rita Mate; Lawrence Pitkethly; Alain Klarer; Elizabeth Foster; Cliff Robertson; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); New York Center for Visual History.; KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.); British Broadcasting Corporation.; Annenberg/CPB Collection.; Annenberg/CPB Project.
ISBN: 0793982367 9780793982363
OCLC Number: 32744998
Notes: Episodes 2 and 8 of the series originally broadcast on PBS.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Producer/director, Chris Rodley ; editor, Ann Sopel (Studio system) ; director, Alain Klarer ; writer/editor, Rick Smigielski ;producer, Elizabeth Foster (Film ...) ; series producers, Greg Martinelli, Molly Ornati, Rita Mate, Lawrence Pitkethly.
Performer(s): Thomas Schatz, Douglas Gomery, Michael Eisner ; Robert Altman, Charles Champlin, John Frankenheimer, Sidney Lumet, Delbert Mann, Gene Siskel, Raymond Carney.
Host, John Lithgow ; narrators, Peter Coyote, Cliff Robertson.
Description: 1 videocassette (120 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: The studio system / director & producer, Chris Rodley ; narrator, Peter Coyote --
Film in the television age / produced by Elizabeth Foster ; director, Alain Klarer ; writer & editor, Rick Smigielski ; narrator, Cliff Robertson.
Series Title: American cinema, 4.
Other Titles: Film in the television age
Responsibility: the New York Center for Visual History in co-production with KCET and the BBC ; the CBS/Fox Company.

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Using Paramount Pictures as a case study, this program looks at the "factory system" perfected by major film studios in 1930s Hollywood. By the 1950s a new Hollywood emerged owned by huge corporations interested primarily in profit. Charlton Heston and Harrison Ford and others discuss the conflict between industry and artistry and the challenges facing studios today. Part 8 traces Hollywood's initial fear of television and how a new era of motion picture entertainment grew out of the advent of TV and also how television was influenced by the movies.

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