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1 THE BUSINESS OF FILM

2 First studio- Nestor Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 1911 Al Christie First Academy Awards May 16, 1929 Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood, CA Tickets $10.00/each 250 attended

3 Golden Age of Hollywood Paramount, RKO, 20 th Century Fox, Warner Bros, Metro-Goldwyn Meyers

4 Some feel that film is a representation of the current cultural norms… Do you feel film is a representative of what are norms are or plays a role in shaping them? The world's $583 million obsession with ''The Da Vinci Code'' proves it: We're fascinated by what shocks, disgusts, and divides us

5 Film as a Marketing Opportunity How has the development of film been pushed forward by cultural surroundings? World War Propaganda Concerns about threats to national security Civil Rights Documentary Trend

6 What regulations are there in the film business? 1957 Roth v. United States, the Supreme Court defined obscenity “The dominant theme of the work as a whole must appeal to prurient interest in sex.work The work must be patently offensive to contemporary community standards. The work must be without serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.” 1987 People vs. Freeman, the California Supreme Court stated that the First Amendment protect adult film production under free speech.film production 1948 Court Decision Studios cannot own theaters that only play their movies with their actors

7 How do these represent the interests or stakeholders of the movie studios? Documentary Direct-to-Video

8 Most Controversial Films 1. Passion of the Christ (2004) 2. Clockwork Orange (1971) 3. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) 5. JFK (1991) 7. Birth of a Nation (1915) 8. Natural Born Killers (1994) 10. Baby Doll (1956) 13. Da Vinci Code (2006) 16. United 93 (2006) 19. Basic Instinct (1992) 21. Bonnie and Clyde (1969) 22. Do the Right Thing (1989) 25. Aladdin (1992) Issues Religion Obscenity Racial Prejudice Politics

9 1.AvatarAvatar (2009)$760,505,847 2.TitanicTitanic (1997)$600,779,824 3.The Dark KnightThe Dark Knight (2008)$533,316, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New HopeStar Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) $460,935,665 5.Shrek 2Shrek 2 (2004)$436,471,036 Top Grossing Films of All Time Spiderman$272.6 millionWorldwide Box Office: $890,871,626 Titanic$272 million $1,842,879,955 Superman Returns$295 million $391,081,192 Cleopatra$314.6 million $185,900,0008 Pirates of the Caribbean$316 million $960,996,492


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