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PSC 2478 Lecture 3: Lecture 3
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Department
Political Science
Course
PSC 2478
Professor
Rola Hussein
Semester
Spring

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Ch. 8 An elite society that shares an art form, sensibilities, political values, philanthropy, and friendships many intrusions in early Hollywood were due to antiSemitism lead to lots of nepotism due to loyalty concerns, but leads to a depreciation of pure merit and for talent to place more value in connections than talent awards shows has made artistic films more valuable money began flowing towards stars, directors, writers, and musicians, rather than the studios Ch. 9 The value of stars started with lawsuits from Edison, arguing the value of films came from artists, not from Edisons recording devices many studios invested in their stars because there were under contract, so their popularity helped the studios, and the studios essentially owned actors when Olivia De Havilland rebelled and the courts ruled in her favored that extended contracts were illegal, the owning of actors began to loosen the average earnings of stars is about 30 times that of 1948 stars now have a lot of control over movies, like their hairdresser, what can be filmed as behind the scenes, and photos used many big stars come from modes means and are hardworkers who know better than to be dramatic Many top actors have a virtue called professionalism: actors must prove they have a good temperament and health or they wont be insured and if they cant be insured, then the film cannot be made
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