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The Studio system

Author: John LithgowPeter CoyoteNew York Center for Visual History.KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.All authors
Publisher: South Burlington, Vt. : Annenberg/CPB, ©1994.
Series: American cinema, 2.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using Paramount Pictures as a case study, the program looks at the "factory system" perfected by major film studios in 1930s Hollywood. Explores the tensions in the industry between the artistic goals of the talent and the manufacturing goals of studio executives. Discusses how the industry was impacted by the separation of motion picture studios and motion picture theatres, television, the emergence of independent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Digital video
Streaming multimedia
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Interviews
Named Person: Charlton Heston; Harrison Ford
Material Type: Videorecording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Lithgow; Peter Coyote; New York Center for Visual History.; KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.); British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Annenberg/CPB.
OCLC Number: 159981674
Language Note: Closed captioned.
Notes: Using clips from more than 300 of the greatest movies ever made, this series explores film history and American culture through the eyes of over 150 Hollywood insiders. Presents film as a powerful economic force, potent twentieth-century art form, and viable career option.
Performer(s): Hosted by John Lithgow.
Narrated by Peter Coyote.
Target Audience: High school/college.; 9-12+.
Details: Mode of access: Windows Media Player, World Wide Web.
Series Title: American cinema, 2.
Responsibility: produced by the New York Center for Visual History in association with KCET/Los Angeles and the BBC.

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Using Paramount Pictures as a case study, the program looks at the "factory system" perfected by major film studios in 1930s Hollywood. Explores the tensions in the industry between the artistic goals of the talent and the manufacturing goals of studio executives. Discusses how the industry was impacted by the separation of motion picture studios and motion picture theatres, television, the emergence of independent film makers, non-exclusive contracts, and conglomerate ownership. Includes commentary by motion picture producers, directors and actors, including Charlton Heston and Harrison Ford.

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