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					              Northallerton College Department of Media Studies.

           Media Theory and Practice Task One. Autumn Term 2008.


                      ‘The Hollywood Studio System’.

Part One. Deadline to be determined by half-term report schedule.

Use the notes you have made and any additional appropriate materials to answer the
following question.

Identify the significant aspects of film production, business methods, audiences
and technological developments which led to the international dominance of the
‘Big Five’ during the emergent and classical eras of the Hollywood film studios
before 1950.

Your answer should include reference to:

Thomas Edison,
Trust Laws,
Influence of ‘Birth of a Nation’,
Hollywood business organisation,
The Little Three,
Poverty Row,
Korda and Rank.

Answers should be typed or blogged* and be approximately 500 words long. At least
ONE Harvard-style reference should be included and there should be at least one
proficient example of the term ‘ibid’. (*if appropriate).

Part Two. Add an appendix of approximately 200 words to your essay which
includes reference to the significance of typical Hollywood narrative forms or
classical narratives. Refer to the work of at least THREE narrative theorists.

Part Two deadline to be determined by December report schedule.

				
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