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Film History unit 3

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Studio that first gambled in by launching "talkies" Warner Brothers
The first feature-length film with sound The Jazz Singer
When a few companies control such a large part of an industry that the action of one affects all of the others Oligopoly
first to star in a "talkie"; a vaudeville performer Al Johnson
Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith Formed United Artists
Requiring theaters to take scores of inexpensive, second-rate films with unknown stars in order to be able to show the few really good films Block Booking
Era when big studios controlled most of filmmaking and star system peaked The Golden Age of Hollywood
Head of Warner Brother's Studios in 1926, said that talking films would never be a commercial success. Jack Warner
“Wait a minute, you ain’t heard nothing yet” line from the Jazz Singer
The last mainstream silent movie was ___________ released by Universal in the late summer of 1929. Points West
In 1929, Fox released ‘the first outdoor all-talkie’____________ for which cameras were hidden in bushes. In Old Arizona
During early "talkies," The cameras were housed in glass cabinets. Why? To keep the mics from picking up the camera noise
After making two "talkies," this actress quit film altogether because audiences had problems reconciling her voice – a broad Jewish Brooklyn drawl – with her sweet silent screen persona. Norma Talmadge
22,000 people lost their jobs as ___________ when the silent film era ended Movie-House Musicians
At one point during its history the film business was considered an oligopoly. An oligopoly is when a few companies control such a large part of an industry that the action of one affects all of the others
The 20 years between 1930 and 1950 are generally recognized as the studio years. What was NOT a characteristic of this era? the independent film studios thrived
In 1927, a feature-length film featuring sound starring Al Jolson was a major hit with the public. This film is considered to be the first talkie. It was The Jazz Singer
A minor studio with seemingly nothing to lose "bet the company" on sound. This studio was Warner Brothers
Studios first opposed the use of sound in motion pictures because 1. they weren't sure the public would accept it 2. some of the top stars were foreign-born with noticeable accents 3. many actors who didn't have stage experience had voice and diction problems
Senator McCarthy's popularity took a nosedive when when Edward R. Morrow did a network documentary on him
The McCarthy Hearings 1. are now considered mostly a "witch hunt" 2. made Senator Joseph McCarthy famous on TV 3. were supported by many film executives because they felt that writers and unions were getting too much power 4. ruined scores of lives and careers
Starring in "The Tramp,: the first 20th Century superstar was considered to be Charlie Chaplin
The names Hal Roach, Mack Sennett, and Laurel and Hardy are most associated with slapstick film comedy
The name "Hollywood" originated with a real estate agent's attempt to get holly trees to grow
he produced the film, Birth of a Nation D. W. Griffith
he introducing sophisticated film and storytelling techniques D. W. Griffith
his most famous film had a strong racist theme D. W. Griffith
made a three-hour film was made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the ending of the Civil War in the United States D. W. Griffith
they tried to control the motion picture industry of the early 1900's Motion Picture Patents Company (MPPC)
they used their combined patents to try to create a monopoly Motion Picture Patents Company (MPPC)
they didn't allow the use of actor's names in films Motion Picture Patents Company (MPPC)
they established motion picture standards and created an internationally competitive motion picture industry Motion Picture Patents Company (MPPC)
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