HUMA 2740 Lecture Notes - Thomas Edison, Goodfellas, Bertelsmann

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Characteristics of the western: setting: 1865 1900, the american west, character types and their relationship to each other, the townspeople or agents of civilization, the natives or outlaws who threaten the first group, the heroes (official and unofficial, chase narratives, revenge narratives and captivity narratives. 1: lead to more concentrated ownership in the industry, temporary decline in foreign film rentals, leads to the rise of new genres and the decline of some of the old ones transformation of all genres, shakes up employment in the movies industry loss of musician jobs and increase in other types of jobs writers and sound technicians. Reasons for the decline of the studio system: a shift to a more consumerist culture at the end of wwii, rise of the suburbs old theatres downtown, demographics baby boom parents stay at home, legal problems for the majors, paramount decision and consent decree (1948, mccarthyism and the black list, hollywood destroys itself.

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