Film Pt. 1
Last Modified: 2011-05-10
-1902 "Le Voyage Dans La Laune"
Edwin S. Porter (American)
-1902 "The Life of an American Fireman" first American narrative
Films produced by independent producers
Distribution is absent-Traveling exhibitors
Odeon= (Greek) theater
First exhibition outlet
aka "The Trust"
All members agreed to pool patents to control the industry
Film Stock (Eastman-Kodak)
Nine production firms (7 American, 2 French)`
Feeds are charged to exhibitors using equipment
Violators of the Trust's patents were sued for patent infringement
Moved to Hollywood because
a) nice weather
b) variety of landscaped for filming
Defeat Trust through antitrust law (1917)
important to rise of studio systems (1920s-1950s)
Twentieth Century Fox
Movie attendance reached an all-time high in 1946
-(98 million per week)
-Al Jolson says, "You ain't heard nothin' yet"
GE and RCA have sound-on-film (Photophone) (They create RKO)
At&T has sound-on-disc (Vitaphone and Movietone)
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