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COM 260 Film
Transcript of COM 260 Film
Movies are the 2nd most pirated digital medium.
CURRENT STATE OF FILM & MOVIES
Golden Age of American Animation - 1930s to 1950s
1950s - Dominance of Walt Disney
Disney's "Snow White"
Modern Animation in the US - 1980s to Present
Rise of Computer Animation
Decline of Saturday morning cartoons
Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim"
1844: Brewster introduces the Stereoscope
1980's: resurgence of 3D
2009: Avatar boasts Fusion Camera System
Online Streaming/Video on Demand
Creative leeway vs. Consumerism
International markets boost revenue.
1887: Thomas Edison wrote about the possibility of sound integrated with picture
1887-1928: Sound systems were being developed
1928: Warner's 'The Jazz Singer' was the first notable film with sound
Digitalization is changing the structure of the film industry.
Complexes that offer first-run movies as well as meals and drinks
Studio Movie Grill
Original Dine-In Experience
Targets Adults and Children
Features extensive menu and full bar
AMC Dine-In Theatres
We’re seeing the opportunity for younger and younger generations of filmmakers
Bar and Lounge
Provides Refreshments before and after movies
Casual dine-in experience
Features an extended menu and a full cocktail bar
Fork & Screen
Luxurious dine-in experience
Features luxury recliners, an extended menu, and full cocktail bar
As technology advances, the expense of the digital camera decreases
In-Theater Dining Success
AMC Dine-In Theatre Customer Polls
90% of customer's expectations were met or exceeded
“The AMC Dine-In Theatres concept has become an important part of our business, and because of its success, we’re continuing to evaluate possible sites for 2012.” -Ryan Noonan (AMC Director of Public Relations)
People don’t feel like they’re stealing.
With the Internet and digital filming/editing came the chance to get a movie in one’s hands before said movie ever even made it into theaters.
Effects on storyline and character
PG-13 movies make the money
Why make R-rated movies?
Movies make less money; we get more blockbusters with shallow storylines, because studios won’t take risks. They keep making movies they know will do well at the box office and will make them money.
Before Technicolor, moviemakers would color film by hand.
Becky Sharp (1935) was the first full-length feature Technicolor film, which is a process using the 3 primary colors.
new york times article
The Great Gatsby
CBCnews Article - conflicting evidence!
British researchers say music, movie industries have been helped by file sharing
Studios remake old movies and books for the built-in attraction
Key-positions at film studios choose familiar storylines
Rules of Remakes
*don't remake a movie that was actually good*
Remake a movie that had a good core storyline, but was made or has aged poorly.
3:10 to Yuma
Had a solid storyline but was unfamiliar to modern audiences
Good Core Storyline
Remake a movie in order to remain more faithful to source material than the original film
Faithful Source Material
Remake a movie to appeal to a large fan base
However, do not add much to the original story
Casino Royale & Batman Begins
Appeal to Large Fan Base
Movie theaters become even more luxurious
Progression of the Movie Theater
The End of an Era
Movie Theaters could come to an end altogether
Home Theaters are becoming more popular
Movies will release straight to DVD and the Internet
Viewers will watch movies for the first time on their computers or on their TV's
Back to Basics
Gone With the Wind
Top 10 Movies of All Time
Good Storylines, Deep Characters