FILM 1701 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Studio System, Consumerism

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The effects of the war were the changes that happened within the economy. Factories that produced consumer goods like automobiles and appliances were converted into making war materials. Consumer goods began to become scarce because of this. Wages also increased for those who remained that build equipment for victory. necessity of fighting. A place that they could spend money would be the movies. When the war ended; the demand for movies began to disappear. The us government tried to make movies to help convince americans of the. The movies were a place to forget the war for a few hours. Also (cid:494)drive in(cid:495) theatres began to cater to the suburbia car culture. Eventually movie theatres were built in the suburbs; mainly in malls. Baby boomers had to hire baby sitters in order to go downtown to watch movies. They also had to pay for parking which lead to a decline in movie attendance because of how expensive it was.

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