Film Presentation : Film Presentation Caleb, Betsy, Nancy, Rachel History of Film : History of Film Production : Production From Concept to Screen…
The Big Six Paramount : Paramount Owned By Viacom
and guess what . . . Paramount : Paramount They own Dreamworks Sony Pictures : Sony Pictures Yes, that SONY Sony Pictures : Sony Pictures and you know the dynamic duo,
Columbia and Tristar?
Yea. Sony owns those. Warner Brothers : Warner Brothers Owned by Time Warner, the AOL folks.
they gave us Bugs Bunny . . . Warner Brothers : Warner Brothers . . . and they own New Line Disney : Disney Pretty self-explanatory. Disney : Disney They own the world
(and Touchstone) 20th Century Fox : 20th Century Fox Owned by the Fox news corporation Universal : Universal Owned by NBC, which is
owned by General Electric Independents : Independents Independents : Independents Artistic Freedom
Bought by Majors
Lower Budget Shameless Plug: : Shameless Plug: Ramin Bahrani’s film,
Available in the BU Library So, Who Makes the Movies? : So, Who Makes the Movies? Producer : Producer often selects the screenplay
lines up the actors
picks the director
has the final say on the cut of the film
*Stanley Kubrick (The Shining, Dr. Strangeglove) Director : Director the “author” of the film
controls the production process
“director’s cut” is the edited film as presented to the producer by the the director
*Kathryn Bigelow, (won an Oscar for directing “The Hurt Locker”) Writer : Writer turns the movie concept into a script
*Mark Boal (won an Oscar for writing “The Hurt Locker”) Star : Star Y’all know what a star is!
*Sandra Bullock (won an Oscar for Best Actress) Editor : Editor edits all the footage into a coherent whole
*Bob Murawski and Chris Innis (won an Oscar for editing . . . you guessed it . . . “The Hurt Locker”. You should probably see it if you haven’t already.) Cinematographer : Cinematographer in charge of the photography
usually works closely with the director
*Mauro Fiore (won an Oscar for his work on “Avatar”.) What that guy do? : What that guy do? Key Grip: head camera dude
Best Boy: the grip’s assistant
Dolly Grip: in charge of camera dollies and cranes
Gaffer: the lighting dude Distribution : Distribution Is the since of distribution of films from coping prints to theaters.
These once only went from one delivery production to theaters, but now they go to phones, computers, televition, and also theaters. Marketing View- Is an opportunity to sell, rent, or license a movie to a different type of purchaser. : Marketing View- Is an opportunity to sell, rent, or license a movie to a different type of purchaser. Domestic Theatrical- The release of movies to the U.S. theaters.
Overseas Theatrical- Usually is several weeks after the release in the U.S.
Home Media- When movies get released to DVD. This usually happens 3-6 months after it’s first Domestic Theatrical.
Television- When a movie gets released to pay-pre-view, and several years later it will be released on syndication. The Studio Library : The Studio Library This is where the movie is then returned to the studio after it has gone through all the market windows. The studio then keeps it as an asset that can generate profits almost forever. Publicity and Promotion : Publicity and Promotion Making the movie known to views.
Opening Big- It is important to win #1 at the box office it’s opening weekend. It achieves an item in the new reports.
Trailers and Web Sites- They use these to campaihn the movie in theaters months before the movie is slated for release.
Posters, Pull quotes- Posters are in theater lobbys, and quotes are are what are on the posters to make the viewer think the critics think the movie is worth watching. And Slide 29: Te-ins- These are the toys, clothes, music, cereas, video games, and lots more.
Product placement- the inclustion of a product in a movie for marketing purposes. Exhibition- The showing of film in theaters : Exhibition- The showing of film in theaters The Theater
The Audience The Theater : The Theater Art Theaters- Show experimental, avant-grade and foreign films.
Second Run- Show movies that have finished their initial run elsewhere.
Specialty Theaters- Show notelties (IMAX)
Multiplexes- More then one screen (Regal Cinema, Leows Cineplex Ent., and Carmike Cinema). The Audience : The Audience In the 1940’s movies where more family orented. Top 5 were:
Song of the South
All were full-length Disney films. Audience : Audience All power of the movie is by audience mouth. Bad review will send the movie on a downward spiral.
The audience has a say what goes and what does not.
The studio targets the young, male, white population most. Controversies : Controversies Effects of Movie Viewing: Movies have long been blamed for corrupting society through violence, sexuality, etc.
Specific Types of Controversies… Docudramas : Docudramas One issue is with docudramas, or movies made about real life events and how this can cause viewers to have a distorted view of facts. JFK (1991) perpetuated a theory that has not been proven about JFK’s assassination. Violence : Violence Violence is definitely a hot topic regarding movies today. One thought is that people will imitate what they see in movies “copy cat crime”. A teenager admitted that the movie Scream inspired him to kill his mother. However, this can sometimes be played up too much, and obviously not every crime is inspired by a movie. Stereotyping : Stereotyping Gender Issues
Molly Haskell writes that women in the 30s and 40s in film were treated as “Bubble heads” and then in the 60s and 70s due to the sexual revolution women were treated as sex objects or victims of violence. More Stereotypes… : More Stereotypes… Native Americans being killed by Americans, Italians as members of the Mafia, etc. The Upside : The Upside Rodman also points out that stereotypes are sometimes essential for story telling
The cute, ditzy secretary
Geeky computer nerd with taped glasses Smoking in Films : Smoking in Films Films have often portrayed major characters smoking
Stopped in the ‘80s then reappeared in the 90’s
2007 Walt Disney banned smoking in movies (eg Pirates of the Caribbean)
Addicted movie stars characters smoke so they can smoke while filming Censorship : Censorship Afghanistan closed all movie theaters and burned movies, TV’s, etc. blaming it as the source of society’s corruption
USA has 1st Amendment backing government involvement
Private citizens or groups often picket or boycott
Tropic Thunder (2008) was targeted for disregarding people with diabilities Movie Ratings : Movie Ratings Established to avoid government censorship
Began in 1922 when Fatty Arbuckle, a Hollywood star, was accused of murdering a woman
Motion Picture Production Code
Led to references to sex (including childbirth, breastfeeding) Fatty Arbuckle : Fatty Arbuckle Cont. : Cont. If only one bed actors both had to have one foot on ground
Violence and disrespecting the US
1953 director Otto Preminger released The Moon is Blue without code’s approval Cont : Cont The code died out after the movie and subsequent film’s success, but led to the rating system we still hold today, established in 1968
X,NC-17, R, PG-13, PG, G
Controversy around how easy it is for children under 17 to still see these movies