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Department
Humanities
Course
HUMA 2740
Professor
Joseph Kispal- Kovacs
Semester
Summer

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FAFILM2401FilmTelevisionSocietyHollywoodsDecline19451970Week3Day2of4TuesdayMay202014ReadingChapter10CaseStudiesLiberalAntiImperialismandtheColdWarScreeningsTheUglyAmerican1963MovieswerethesinglemostimportantformofentertainmentintheUSinthefirsthalfofthetwentiethcenturyDuringWWIItheattendancecontinuedtoriseandreachedapeakshortlyafterthewarTheaverageweeklymovieattendanceintheUSwas90millionin1946butdroppedafterthisIn1956theaverageweeklyattendancewashalfofthatandcontinuedtofalluntilthe1960sThereare6basicreasonsforthedeclineUpuntilafterWWIIHollywoodwasoneofthemostsuccessfulindustriesintheUnitedStatesAttendancepeeksduringthewar34ofthepopulationwentatleastonceaweekFallsdrasticallyby50between194656Inthe60sitfellevenfurtherSoitwaslookedonwithdemiseReasonsfortheDeclineoftheStudioSystem1AshifttoamoreconsumeristcultureattheendofWWII1Moveawayfromspendingmoneyatjustthemoviesbecauseforthefirsttimeinmanyyearsfactoriesbecameproductiveinconsumergoodsandnotjustmilitarygoods2Spendingpatternschange2Riseofsuburbsoldtheatresdowntowngeographiccrisis1DuringandafterthewartheUSbuiltacomplicatedInterstatehighwaysystem2Italsohelpedtomovepeopleintosuburbanareas
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