Classical Hollywood Cinema

The Arrival of Sound Film

Consolidation of Studio System

Major Studios: The Big Five

  1. 1912: Paramount (as "Famous Players Film Company")
  2. 1918: Warner Bros. (year they opened a studio)
  3. 1924: MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
  4. 1928: RKO (Radio-Keith-Orpheum) Radio Pictures
  5. 1935: 20th Century Fox (merger of 20th Century and Fox)

Minor Studios: The Little Three

2019 Media Landscape, According to Recode

2019  media landscape, according to Recode.

Classical Narrative Structure

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

The Production Code (aka, the Hays Code; 1934)

The Development of the Star System

Classical Visual Style

The Continuity Editing System


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