FIL2400 - History of the American Cinema
Week 3 - The Studio
Using Paramount Pictures as a case study, the segment probes the economics of mainstream film making in America. A survey of Hollywood's industrial past as well as a window on today's multimedia entertainment environment, the program features studio-era stars and directors as well as contemporary Hollywood figures like Harrison Ford and Michael Eisner.
Sunday Night/Monday morning - September 21
Midnight - 1:00 AM
Program 2 - The Studio System
A. Understand the studio system in economic terms
B. Recognize the role of distribution and exhibition in the film industry
C. Understand the economic concepts of vertical integration and oligopoly
D. Grasp the significance of the Justice Department's actions against the studios
E. Understand the consequences of the breakup of the studio system
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