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Mass Media-Ch. 6

Mass Media Chapter 6 quiz

Synergy An interaction that produces a combined effect greater than the sum of separate effects
Suspension of Disbelief Occurs when you surrender doubts about the reality of a story and become caught in the story
Adolph Zukor Innovative creator of Paramount as a major movie studio
Star System Making actors into celebrities to increase the size of movie audiences
Studio System When major studios controlled all aspects of the movie industry
Block Booking A rental agreement through which a movie house accepts a batch of movies
Paramount decision U.S. Supreme Court breakup of movie industry oligarchy in 1948
Federal Radio Act Original law in 1927 for government regulation of U.S. broadcasting
Federal Communications Act Revision of Federal Radio Act in 1934 to include television
Two-Tier System Original U.S. broadcast infrastructure had two tiers, one of locally licensed stations, the other of national networks
Big Three ABC, CBS, NBC
Newton Minow FCC chair who called television a "vast wasteland"
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Quasi-government agency that changes tax-generated funds into the U.S. noncommercial television and radio system
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Television network for noncommercial over-air stations
CATV Early local cable television systems; short for community antenna television
Gerald Levin Used orbiting satellite to relay exclusive programs to local cable systems in 1975
CNN First 24-hour television news service
Multisystem Operator (MSO) A company that owns several local cable television delivery units in different, usually far-flung, communities
DirecTV Larger of two U.S. satellite-direct companies
Dish Network Satellite-direct company
Walt Disney Pioneer in animated films
Indies Minor movie studies; not among Big Five
Narrative Films Movies that tell a story
Warner Brothers A movie studio that introduced the first successful sound movie
The Jazz Singer The first feature sound movie
The Singing Fool The first full-length sound movie
Gone with the Wind Pioneer color film
The Black Pirate The first feature movie in color
Computer-generated imagery (CGI) The application of three-dimensional computer graphics for special effects, particularly in movies and television
Animated film Narrative films with drawn scenes and characters
Steamboat Willie Animated cartoon character that became Mickey Mouse
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs First full-length animated film
Robert Flaherty First documentary filmmaker
Documentary A video examination of a historical or current event or a natural or social phenomenon
Frank Capra Hollywood movie director who produced powerful propaganda movies for the U.S. war effort in WW2
Why We Fight Frank Capra's war mobilization documentary series
Fairness Doctrine A U.S. government requirement from 1949 to 1987 that broadcast presentations had to include both sides on competing public issues
Docu-ganda Documentaries that seek to influence their viewers
Michael Moore Producer-director of point-of-view documentaries
Webisode A short episode of story line created for downloading to internet television or hand-held devices, the word is a contrivance of web and episode
Multiplex Movie theater with multiple screens
Blockbuster A movie that is a great commercial success; also used to describe books
B-movie Low-budget movie; usually with a little artistic aspiration
Video on demand (VOD) Viewer controlled access to content at anytime
TiVo Digital recording and playback device for television
Time Shifting Ability of viewer to change when they access programming
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